David’s popular teaching practice, based in Lichfield, has been running since 2001. He offers fun, friendly and approachable tuition for both children and adults as follows:
- Piano from age 8 – FAQ
- Flute from age 9 – FAQ
- Singing from age 11 (Classical & Music Theatre) – FAQ
- Music Theory from age 8 (to Grade 6)
David is a Full Member of the ISM (with whom he holds ISM Registered Teacher Status) and AOTOS, and is fully insured for Public Liability. He has also completed the NSPCC Keeping Children Safe in Music Course and has an Enhanced DBS Check.
David offers fun and friendly flute, piano, singing and music theory lessons for children and adults, whether you’re a complete beginner, an advanced student, or returning to learn after a break. Lessons take place at David’s home-based studio in Lichfield. Whatever your requirements, please do get in touch and David will be more than happy to discuss lesson opportunities further with you.
David is professionally qualified with 15 years’ experience of working with a wide range of ages and ability levels. David warmly welcomes enthusiastic adult learners in addition to children and teenagers. David teaches those learning for fun and those for whom music might be a career; a number of pupils have been successful in gaining places at university and college to study music and performing arts.
In addition to one-to-one lessons, David aims to offer a range of informal performance opportunities and workshops. He can also help with GCSE and A-Level preparation (particularly composition), in addition to audition preparation and UCAS applications.
Whatever pupils choose to do, the emphasis is firmly on enjoyment with pupils being taught musical skills which they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.
Exams are entirely optional; for those who choose to take exams, we make use of ABRSM, Trinity and LCM syllabi. We also make use of the performance opportunities offered by the Lichfield Festival of Music (of which David is the Secretary).
David currently teaches pupils who travel from a wide area including Little Haywood, Hopwas, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, Elford, Hill Ridware, Cannock, Birmingham, Whittington, Alrewas, Handsacre, Kings Bromley, Hoar Cross, Stafford, Yoxall, Dunstall, Walsall and of course, Lichfield itself.
Lessons currently take place at David’s home-based studio in Lichfield on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: spaces are usually available both daytimes, after school and evenings. Where no suitable slot is available, a waiting list operates.
Competitive lesson fees are charged as follows (from the 1st September, 2016):
David is happy to provide a one-off, no obligation initial lesson at the normal lesson fee. These are a chance to get together, meet each other, have a chat, and to give a taster of what lessons will be like. Please note, David doesn’t offer a ‘free trial’.
If you would like to arrange an initial lesson, please contact David using the link below. Please give a few details about what you’re looking to do, and also an idea of availability.