Jamie Walton

I have always been passionate about music, I am a highly organised, outcome-driven and motivated professional music teacher with solid experience.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone colour, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition, and reading and listening skills. I possess solid understanding of these concepts and skills in the context of various musical styles, periods and genres. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor in Music and a background in music technology. I am proficient in Piano, Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I strongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. You will find me to be a down-to-earth and amiable person, with excellent classroom communication skills and professional presentation. My empathy and my interpersonal skills enable me to freely discuss any matter of concern with both students and parents of diverse social backgrounds. I believe this is a role to which I could bring great value, exercising and broadening my music.

Education
Oxford Brookes University 2008 – 2011 BA Hons in Music 2:2
West Herts College 2006 – 2008 BTEC National Diploma in Music
2 distinctions, 1 merit
Preston Manor School 2000 – 2006 AS Levels in Music and Drama
GCSEs in Music, Drama, Graphic Design, Science, Maths and English

Teaching Experience
J Music Manager Director
Private Piano Tutor for Children & Adults/ Private Guitar
January 2007 – Present

• planning and preparing lessons in relation to individual pupils’ needs and examination syllabuses
• acquiring appropriate teaching materials and resources
• teaching music theory, aural skills and practical techniques to pupils
• entering and preparing pupils for examinations
• motivating pupils and encouraging progress
• liaising with academic staff and parents
• creating and maintaining a network of contacts to ensure work continuity
• ensuring up-to-date knowledge and awareness of examination requirements
• assessing pupils’ abilities, providing feedback and writing reports
• arranging recitals and concerts for pupils’ families and friends
• keeping financial, administrative and business records
• advertising or publicising the business

Preston Manor Music Academy
PA to Director of Music/ Music Teacher
March 2014- Present
• Music theory teacher (of 8 different classes consisting of 25 children each)
• Piano teacher (individual & group lessons)
My Teaching methods
• planning and preparing lessons in relation to individual pupils’ needs and examination syllabuses
• acquiring appropriate teaching materials and resources
• teaching music theory, aural skills and practical techniques to pupils
• entering and preparing pupils for examinations
• motivating pupils and encouraging progress
• liaising with academic staff and parents
• creating and maintaining a network of contacts to ensure work continuity
• ensuring up-to-date knowledge and awareness of examination requirements
• assessing pupils’ abilities, providing feedback and writing reports
• arranging recitals and concerts for pupils’ families and friends
• keeping financial, administrative and business records
• advertising or publicising the business
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Extensive international travel background which includes Southeast Asia, The Middle East, USA, Australia and Europe
• Learned to use non verbal and verbal communication and playing with musicians all around the world, whilst travelling to overcome communication and language barriers from around the world

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jamiemusic@msn.com
11 Garbutt Place, W1U 4DY
Home visits available
Hourly Rate: £ 30
Half Hourly Rate: £ 20