Online Music Lessons Only
Due to ongoing concerns around the coronavirus and social distancing, I will now only be offering online music lessons. Please contact me via email or my contact form below to arrange online music 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.
Love Music Making.
Charlotte Vivian BA (Hons), MA
I'm a mezzo-soprano 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 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.
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 choral conducting services, vocal workshop services, piano accompaniment and wedding musician services (please contact me below for more information about these services).
I have several years of piano and singing teaching experience in schools and privately. I have a first class honours degree in Music and Chinese. I have ABRSM Grade 8 Piano (Distinction) and received advanced vocal and piano performance training during my music degree at the University of Sheffield. I am also a soprano member of Choros Amici.
I hold a clear Enhanced DBS Certificate dated February 2019.
Lessons I Provide (Online)
Love music, love learning.
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 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 exams if they want to work towards them.
I also specialise in teaching classically trained pianists to play the piano using guitar chords.
Develop your voice and build confidence.
I have experience of teaching both male and female voices of all ages and teaching 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 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.
I will work with you to prepare for ABRSM exams if you wish to study singing grades.
"I enjoyed my singing lessons with Charlotte because I got to sing lots of songs from musicals and she kept it fun. I learnt to take deep breaths and that having a good posture will help me sing better."
Naomi aged 10
Wedding Musician Services
Wedding Musician and Worship Leading for Weddings
I can offer wedding musician and worship/hymn leading services for your wedding ceremony. Perfect for intimate, rustic and acoustic wedding ceremonies, I am familiar with and able to sing and play keyboard for most contemporary and traditional worship songs. I can also play piano during the procession of the bride and signing of the register.
I can provide the following equipment:
Please use my contact form below for further details and to book.
Contact Me Regarding Online Music Lessons
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.
1 Victoria Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, UK (near Bournville Station)