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Piano & Singing Lessons

Love Music Making.

Personalised piano and singing lessons for all ages and abilities.

 

Fully Booked

If you're new here, please send an enquiry email or use the contact form below and I can add your name to the waiting list for lessons.

If you are an existing student, please use the online lesson booking portal as normal.

Contact CharlotteVivMusic
 

About Me

Love Music Making.

Charlotte C 

BA (Hons), MA

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I'm a mezzo-soprano, conductor and pianist based in Stirchley, Birmingham. I teach piano and singing lessons to students of all ages and abilities. If you are aiming to take ABRSM exams, Trinity exams or Rockschool graded exams I will prepare you for them. If you simply want to develop and enjoy playing your instrument or learn to read music I will offer lessons to cater to your needs.

My Ethos

I believe that when a student is passionate about playing their instrument, not only will they make more progress as a musician, but the skills and confidence that they gain can also make a real positive difference in many other aspects of their lives.

I believe in helping students to enjoy making music, to grow in confidence as performers and to develop in all aspects of their musicianship - whether that is in playing, composing, music theory or performance.

Lessons I Offer

I offer one-to-one lessons, group lessons and parent and child group lessons. I offer music theory training (up to Grade 5) as part of your music lessons or as a stand-alone lesson. I also offer choir conducting services, singing workshop services, and piano accompaniment (please contact me below for more information about these services). 


Experience

Having previously worked with Services for Education in Birmingham, Music for Everyone in Nottingham and several music projects in Sheffield, I have over 8 years of piano and singing teaching experience in schools and privately. I have a first-class honours degree in Music and Chinese from the University of Sheffield. I have ABRSM Grade 8 Piano (Distinction) and received advanced vocal and piano performance training as part of my music degree. I also have choral conducting training from Sing for Pleasure and am an alto member of award-winning choir, Choros Amici

Safeguarding

I hold a clear Enhanced DBS Certificate dated June 2022.

 

Lessons I Provide (Online and In Person)

Love music, love learning.

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Piano Lessons

Build skill and grow your passion for piano.

Whether you are a beginner who wants to progress all the way to Grade 8 or an adult who wants to learn to play your favourite songs I can offer piano lessons to suit you. I teach students aged 6 (Year 2) and upwards.


I teach with the Hal Leonard Piano Books for primary school aged beginners and with a wide variety of other resources for teens and adults, which can be tailored to suit your needs.

I prepare students for ABRSM and Rockschool exams if they wish to work towards them.


I also specialise in teaching classically trained pianists to play the piano using guitar chords.

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Singing Lessons

Develop your voice and build confidence.

I teach mid-high voices of all ages and teach many different genres - from classical to pop.


I want to help you to feel confident in your voice and will focus on strengthening and developing your voice so that you can love singing as a soloist, in your choir, your band or even in your school play! 

I will work with you to prepare for ABRSM exams, Trinity or Rockschool if you wish to study singing grades.

I specialise in giving personalised parent and child lessons (1 parent + 1-2 children) as a fun musical activity. This type of lesson builds musical confidence in both the parent and child and strengthens their friendship. This lesson can suit younger children who may be less comfortable singing by themselves.

 

Price List

Available Now

£10

Trial Lesson

Trial lesson for prospective students.

£18

30 Minute Lesson

All 30 minute piano and singing lessons are £18.

£27

45 Minute Lesson

All 45 minute lessons are £27

£36

1 Hr Lesson

All 1 hour lessons are £36.

Please contact me for further information about starting lessons.

 

Safeguarding for Online Music Lessons

Safeguarding is vitally important when taking lessons online.

Please see a summary of the Musicians Union advice for online music lessons below:


  • Video calling is to be used for music lessons only and not for other contact e.g. sharing photos or general messaging.

  • Parents should set up a profile on behalf of their children and make sure that the profile is restricted so that students can only receive calls from known contacts.

  • Students should not wear excessively informal clothing and should not present against a messy background.

  • The teacher may terminate the call if any of the above guidelines are not followed.


More info is available on the Musicians Union website at this link.

 

Reviews

from my students

 
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We started lessons during lock down and I (Mum) was a little concerned about learning remotely but needn’t have been. Amelia has taken to it with ease. The remote nature means we can fit lessons into a busy schedule now that life has returned to “normal”.  Amelia’s younger sister will we starting lessons in September and can’t wait to learn!

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Contact Me

Contact me using this form to find out more about taking music lessons with me.

Please note that I now only offer online music lessons.

Located close to Bournville station. Please submit a query for the exact address.

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