I am light-hearted and concerned with my students continuing to enjoy music and singing while they study. I am clear and focused in my teaching, while offering a broad range of knowledge in my areas. I always seek to find the areas in which my students flourish, which they may sometimes not be aware of themselves. Identifying weaknesses and strengthening them is something which I feel can be done through encouragement and good teaching methods. I am happy to offer half-hour lessons as well as the full hour, and would expect a certain amount of work to be done outside of our lessons for them to be fruitful. I am happy to provide necessary pieces, reading and exercises.
I am a Music Masters student at Durham University, with an upper second class degree in Music. I currently teach singing and am willing to take on theory students at any level. I am flexible in terms of teaching hours and travel, and I am happy to teach online. I am concerned with my students' enjoyment of my teaching and the material being taught, and will always place the enjoyment of music and music-making first. I am happy to teach classical singing, music theory, harmony and counterpoint, Western music history, essay-writing skills, and composition.
Travel within Durham City Centre free, within DH1 but outside of the city at the set date. Outside of DH1 to be negotiated depending on public transport routes and teaching times.
Having just finished my undergraduate degree, I am now looking towards the areas of my musicianship which interest me most, and which might provide a career in which I can demonstrate and advance the skills I have acquired so far. My main area of study continues to be composition, and this, coupled with my experience of working on a weekly basis with other musicians in a variety of contexts, is well-suited to the skill set expected tutor at any level. I am attentive to the skills my students struggle with, as well as encouraging in identifying and building upon areas where a student might excel. My main focus in teaching Music is that it never ceases to be a source of enjoyment.
• Good speaking and writing skills
• Advanced skills in singing and music theory/history
• Experienced in leadership
• Awareness of responsibility
• Communicative and responsive to suggestions or criticisms
• The Tiffin Girls’ School A Cappella Choir | 2014-2015
• The Tiffin Girls’ School Choir | 2013-2014
• Scholar of St John’s Chapel Choir | 2016-2018
2nd Alto in a BBC Radio Four service broadcast in 2016
Co-manager of St John’s Chapel Choir | 2018
• University College Chapel Choir | 2015-2018 (scholar 2017-2018)
1st Alto on University College Chapel Choir’s recently released CD “Christus Vincit”
• Hatfield Chapel Choir | 2016-2017
• Member of the Rodolfus Choir | 2014 – present
BBC Radio Three broadcast on NYE 2017 with the Rodolfus Choir
1st Alto on the 2016 album “Time and its Passing”, recorded by Ralph Allwood and the Rodolfus Choir
Alto in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival hall in 2015, conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi
2nd Alto in Verdi’s Requiem, performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in 2016, conducted by Ed Gardner
• Member of the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir (cond. Adrian Lucas) | 2015-2016
• Member of the Thames Youth Choir (cond. Max Barley)| 2012-2015
• Singing with professional and semi-professional quartets and choirs at various Feast Days within the Anglican and Catholic tradition, at weddings, funerals, baptisms, confirmations, radio broadcasts and concerts.
• Awarded the Zoe Richardson Prize for Vocal Music by the Tiffin Girls’ School in 2013 and 2015
• Durham University Palatinate Orchestra | 2015-2017
• Durham University Classical Ensemble | 2016--2017
• Durham University Brass Band | 2015-2017 (Social Secretary 2016-2017)
• Durham University Orchestral Society | Mahler Symphony No. 1 (Durham Cathedral, 2017), and various other concerts as deputy percussion/timpani
• The Lord Bless You and Keep You for the St John’s Leavers’ Service, performed in Durham Cathedral by St John’s College Chapel Choir last term
• Nunc dimittis for the Norman Chapel of University College, sung by both the Compline Choir and the University College Chapel Choir last term
• Song for the original play Death as a Salesman by Uday Duggal, performed as part of the Durham Drama Festival 2018
Education and Qualifications
Durham University | 2015-2018
Bachelor of Arts in Music | Second Class (Division One) Honours
• Including the study of the Conducting module 2016-2017, for which I was awarded a 2:1
The Tiffin Girls’ School | 2008-2015
English Literature (A Level) | A Fine Art (A Level) | A
Music (Cambridge Pre U) | D3 History (AS Level) | B
Art and Design | A* History | A*
Biology | B Latin | A
Chemistry | A* Maths (iGCSE) | A
English Language | A* Music | A*
English Literature | A Physics | A
French | A*
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music | 2014
Grade 8 Singing (Distinction)
Any music student would be very fortunate to have Lizzy as a tutor. She's welcoming, easygoing, and has in-depth knowledge of a wealth of areas within music. She tailors her approach to the individual student's needs, and has a great ability to simplify difficult concepts to make them more approachable. I couldn't recommend Lizzy more highly!
I know Lizzy from my course at Durham University. She is a dedicated and fun member of the music team within Durham and this shows in her teaching of music. Lizzy is very knowledgeable in her fields of music and has ease in providing others with her knowledge.
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