Teaching and facilitating
I tutor students of all ages and abilities on saxophone and violin. I also run coaching sessions and workshops on performing music. I have an enhanced DBS, experience and training in facilitation as a volunteer facilitator with Voluntary Services Overseas and with The Door Youth project as a volunteer youth mentor. I have experience teaching pre-school age to post retirement students. I have worked at The Big String with Gloucestershire Academy of Music, worked at Cheltenham Everyman Senior Summer School, run workshops in schools, and taught the saxophone and violin live on Radio Gloucestershire!
Feedback from students
"Lydia is great fun, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. She has helped me to progress at a fast pace, build confidence and enjoy learning."
"Lydia is proving to be a terrific teacher. Patient with this beginner."
"Lydia is a great teacher. She is positive and encouraging and explains things well."
I run workshops and assemblies for school groups which are very popular.
Feedback from Introduction to the Saxophone
"Amazing. Brilliant. A born teacher." (Music Lead teacher)
"Great stage presence. A natural musician. Very approachable." (Music teacher and composer)
"Great rapport with the children, inviting their opinions, and even getting some to have a go." (Teacher)
"It's easy to play the saxophone with a great big puff." (Year 2)
"Made me want to play the sax." (Year 4)
Performing Music workshops in collaboration with Gloucestershire Academy of Music.
These involve dealing with nerves, being a musical superhero, flouncing on to stage, speaking and writing interesting introductions, musical movement and telling stories through music.
Feedback from The Art of Performance
"I liked the shaking the nerves away and walking on practice. I learnt how to flounce!"
"My favourite was directing Lydia and thinking about musical movement for dances and for sad pieces."
If you would like a saxophone workshop, a performance workshop, an individual lesson on saxophone, violin or performance or something similar, please get in touch!