Inspiring young hearts to play beautiful melodies

Christina is a music tutor who lives in the Waringstown and Banbridge area. She teaches students of all ages from young, budding musicians, up to adults who would like to start to learn a musicial instrument or would like to rekindle skills from their earlier days. She aims for each lesson to be fun, challenging and tailored to the individual student.

So far, every student that Christina has entered for a music exam has passed with merit or distinction. While most students tend to progress through the music exam system, Christina carries on the beliefs of her own music teachers - that the best exam results are achieved from playing a variety of pieces and all-round musicianship, not just moving from one exam piece to the next. Music theory is woven throughout the practical music lessons.

Not all students want to pass exams, and Christina is more than happy to teach people who just want to learn or improve their music for their own enjoyment without any additional pressure. She also takes on musicians on an 'ad hoc' basis, for example, to give them a few booster lessons, to fill in for a teacher who is temporarily unavailable, to give a second approach to a piece of music or to help them prepare an orchestral part.

Piano Lesson - Tutoring starts from the age of six, following the 'John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course' for small children and exams are through ABRSM. You will require a tuned piano or full-size, weighted keyboard to practice on at home.

Flute Lesson - The starting age for a flute pupil varies, according to the pupil's size, which can be assessed for free. Though some tutors will teach smaller students with a curved-headed flute, it can affect both posture and tone, and so Christina will only teach those who can comfortably play a standard flute. Beginners follow 'Abracadabra Flute' and exams are through ABRSM. You will require a flute and a music stand. Student flutes are available to hire for a cost of £30 per quarter, payable in advance.

Recorder Lesson - The recorder is often a good starting instrument for the very young and can help with learning to read basic notation. Tutoring can begin once a child is able to read. You will require a recorder and a music stand.

Music Theory Lesson - ABRSM requires a pass in grade five music theory in order for pupils to progress past grade five in an instrument. if you learn an instrument from Christina, you will be taught music theory alongside your instrument. You are welcome to learn music theory as a pureply academic subject or if you require a little more attention to help you get through the exam, you can come for additional tuition.

GCSE / A Level Booster Lessons - Doing GCSE or A level music and need a little more tuition? Christina is more than happy to help!