Welcome

Catherine offers lessons in practical music making, theory and composition. She firmly believes what makes us human is our creativity and we all have music in us.

Lessons are very much holistic, incorporating different aspects of music and helping students see the links between different forms of creativity that can help with musical performance, e.g. tapping into fairy tales and stories, or art and paintings, or life experiences, depending on the age of the student, using our imagination and creating narratives can really help learning and performance.

Catherine’s combined skills and interests in art, performance and writing as well as music (she has a Masters in Fine Art, has stage managed, directed, and acted in operas and plays, composes and arranges music, runs two community choirs, is a published writer and performs and directs performances regularly) all feed in to help her engage her students’ interests and imagination.

Whether a beginner, a returner or already playing at a high level, Catherine can offer a new, fresh approach to playing and performing.

Lessons for
children age 7 and under

Once children start school they are already learning on focussing on activities and starting to become aware of reading and decoding skills, so this is a perfect age to start to play the piano!

Lessons for
children age 7-10

If your child is in the junior part of primary school, they will be making good progress with school subjects, so learning the piano can be part of something away from the school day, where they can build up a relationship with someone other than their class teacher, and develop skills that perhaps others haven’t taken up.

Lessons for
older children and teens

Students at secondary school may be total beginners – a number of mine have now gone on to university having only started at secondary school and achieving grade 6, to obtain UCAS points or grade 5 to show what can be done in a short time with determination and ambition.

Lessons for
adults

Whether you’re a total beginner, a returner after many years or have taken grade 8 or more and want to keep playing/keep working, it’s a joy teaching adults and hopefully it’s a joy to learn!

Examination boards

Students are entered for practical exams with ABRSM, Trinity and LCM and theory exams with ABRSM and Trinity.

Trinity College London logo
ABRSM logo
London College of Music logo

Examination success

It’s time to be proud of you all again...100% of all examinations across all 3 examination boards in spring 2018 resulted in a Distinction!

Trinity: Distinction

  • 100%

ABRSM: Distinction

  • 100%

LCM: Distinction

  • 100%

Location

75 Chandos Road
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 3PH

Tel: 07868 028246
Email: catherine@t2lpiano.co.uk

Catherine is a registered member of the following professional bodies:

London College of Music logo
Sing for Pleasure logo
Dogs & Birds Piano Method logo
Incorporated Society of Musicians logo