Hello! My name is Catherine, and I am a professional and experienced musician and tutor from West Belfast, with several years of experience in tutoring various subjects.
I am a keen musician, and have been playing music from the age of six. I teach privately on a one to one basis, and provide weekly tuition for group classes at Andersonstown Traditional and Contemporary Music School. I have found in my experience tutoring that it is something I am passionate about, and I find it truly rewarding to watch my students improve their musical capabilities. I am able to tutor in Celtic harp, piano, and music theory, and can also help tutor students working towards their music GCSE examinations.
I have recently graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a 2.1 BA in English. I have always been an avid reader, with a love for language that I believe is vital in delivering effective tuition in English, be it literature or language. I would be more than happy to tutor up to and including English A Level, having myself achieved an A* at this level.
I am learning Piano with Catherine since two weeks ago, She is a very professional tutor with a kin heart of teaching.
She explains both practice and theory nice and clear, even to a first timer and non native English speaker such as myself, she can explains all of my questions very clear and make a lot of sense to me.
She is also very encouraging and makes me want to practice more, which I think is quite important for learning, and I feels I'm progress very fast since I starts learning with her.
Overall I am very happy to have my lessons with her. And I'm recommend her if you considering to learn piano.
My Grandson Aodhan, has recently begun taking Piano lessons with Catherine. My Daughter and I are both impressed by Catherine's professionalism and skill. She is very patient and has an easy rapport and communicates well with Aodhan. He is enjoying the lessons very much and is motivated by Catherine and looks forward to his lessons. I would certainly recommend Catherine to any other beginners or those wishing to improve and enhance their Piano playing. *****
A really great english tutor who takes an active interest in your problems. A patient and a well organised tutor who is never late to a lesson and always seems to be reading !
Catherine is an excellent tutor with lots of patience and her knowledge of musical detail helping me a lot . Her preparation and advice during and after each lesson has given greater belief in my attempt to play a particular piece of music . Very talented musician and highly recommended by this "senior" member of the Piano Keys .