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MUSIC THEORY TUITION

Using ABRSM – Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

ABRSM’s Music Theory exams aim to give students a thorough understanding of the building blocks of music, starting with the basics of rhythm, notation and eventually harmony, counterpoint, composition and a broad understanding of western music, including composers and their works, structure, style and period (nz.abrsm.org)

Benefit of External Standard
With an external music standard students have the opportunity to gain course endorsement at merit or excellence level.
(Requires 3 externally assessment credits with a further 14 credits)
(internally or externally assessed at merit or excellence achieved)
Exams Grades 1-8 are three times a year.
Approximately March, June, November
(All Practical Grades – ABRSM Grades 6-8 require a pass at theory grade 5 or above)
Work booklets are available at all music stores, KBB Music, Music Works, Shearers Music – Plus past papers.

GROUP CLASSES / PRIVATE CLASSES

ADULT GROUP/PRIVATE MUSIC CLASSES

Impact Music is also offering group classes for Ukelele, Percussion and Keyboard sessions.
Group discounts apply depending on the size of the group.

Week day sessions of 30-45 mins

Payment in advance is required.

In the event that you are unable to attend, 2 sessions per term will be refunded at 50% if we are notified before 1pm on the day of the class.

 Contact Jess at Impact Tutoring for Booking/Enquiries
027 8203874
Impact Education Hub
89 Market St, Te Awamutu
jess.impacttutor@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/impacttutoring    

About the Tutor

Hi, my name is Michelle and I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Impact Tutoring. I am mum to two grown up daughters and Nana to four beautiful grandchildren. I’m originally from England and came out to these beautiful shores in 2004. Although primary trained, I have spent most of my teaching years here in New Zealand in the secondary sector and my last job was HOD/Director of Music at St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton. 

Music is my absolute passion and with over 30 years’ experience, both in the UK and here in NZ, I have conducted, taught instrumentation, musicianship skills, theory and played my Trumpet/Cornet in a variety of bands, orchestras and orchestra pits. I think the highlight for me was playing in CAT’s at the Founders Theatre Hamilton and I have enjoyed playing in musical theatre in a number of shows over the last 15 years. 

Director of Music, HOD Music at St Paul’s Collegiate School Hamilton gave me the opportunity to coach and mentor students, Years 9-13, to successfully pursue a variety of music related opportunities. I was one of the Waipa District Council’s judges for the Arts Awards for 4 years and a member of the Waipa District council panel for grant applications.

Although I am essentially a teaching musician, I also enjoy directing brass bands and youth bands. In the UK I began my brass banding life began playing the Cornet for the Yorkshire Main Colliery band. Since my arrival in New Zealand, I have played mainly the Trumpet and this has brought me a lot of work both orchestrally and in the orchestra pit for a number of musicals for schools, and theatre groups within the Waikato. In addition I played in a Trad Jazz Band.

I have been the recipient of a number of educational scholarships which enabled me to complete four Master’s Level Papers at the University of Waikato. These included an Arts Waikato Scholarship in 2009 for outstanding Services to the Arts and the KBB Midwest Scholarship 2011, which allowed me to attend the world’s biggest music convention in Chicago. I have also presented at a couple of conferences, “Orff-ing Around’ NZAIMS Conference- Let’s lead 2010 and ’Cultural chords’ MENZA National Music Conference 2011.
My passion lies in cultivating environments for community members to excel and enjoy their music making. It is within this environment that I believe I thrive and I possess a keen interest in teaching people, from a whole variety of backgrounds, to achieve their best whilst at the same time fueling their desire to contribute. My goal has always been to ‘awaken possibilities in others’.

GROUP CLASSES / PRIVATE CLASSES

ADULT GROUP/PRIVATE MUSIC CLASSES

Impact Music is also offering group classes for Ukelele, Percussion and Keyboard sessions.
Group discounts apply depending on the size of the group.

Week day sessions of 30-45 mins

Payment in advance is required.

In the event that you are unable to attend, 2 sessions per term will be refunded at 50% if we are notified before 1pm on the day of the class.

 Contact Jess at Impact Tutoring for Booking/Enquiries
027 8203874
Impact Education Hub
89 Market St, Te Awamutu
jess.impacttutor@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/impacttutoring    



 

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