Tina Hitchens

Flute and Recorder Lessons teacher

Based in
Bristol, City of Bristol, United Kingdom
Tina Hitchens | Flute and Recorder Lessons teacher

Rates: £15.00 - 30 mins, £30.00 - 1 hour

Make an enquiry Phone: 07905 020495

I am a freelance teacher and flautist, with over 13 years' experience as a teacher.

I studied for my Masters and Batchelors degrees at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. I was based in Cardiff for many years, but relocated to the Bristol area around 10 months ago.

In terms of performance, I have appeared with the Welsh National Opera, National Theatre Wales, various smaller groups, and have a keen interest in popular music that's led to me appearing on BBC Radio 1, 3 and 6. I hope that my varied musical background transfers through to my lessons, meaning that I give holistic lessons. I try to focus on the individual, and am keen that my students become well-rounded musicians!

I have 13 years' experience teaching for the following organisations:

* Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Junior Conservatoire - Tutor of flute and descant recorder. Also chamber music coaching, and music theory tutor.\\

* Gwent Music Support Service - Woodwind Peripatetic Tutor.

* Cardiff and the Vale Music Service - Woodwind Peripatetic Tutor.

* Over 10 years' experience of tutoring privately.
Tutoring Approach:

I teach a range of students, ranging in age from 5 years to 75! Students learn for a variety of reasons; some purely for fun, others to also pass graded examinations. For those who would like to study for exams, I use both the Associated Board and Trinity Guildhall syllabi.

Lessons always include ensemble work, along with a focus on developing aural and sight reading skills continuously - not just in order to pass exams!

My younger students often start with either descant recorder or the fife, whilst their hands are too small for a full-size flute. Many will progress onto flute lessons afterwards, but learning these instruments provides a good all-round knowledge of music that can be applied to any instrument, particularly wind instruments.

I also teach music theory throughout all her lessons, helping students who wish to sit the ABRSM Grade V music theory exam. I have other students, however, who visit solely for music theory lessons - please just contact me if you would like to discuss this option.

I also have taught a number of adult learners. Their motivation for taking lessons is varied - some played the flute a little whilst younger and find they want to return to the instrument. Others have no previous musical experience whatsoever, but have always wanted to play. In either case, I am mindful of the needs of adult learners, and work with the students to devise a plan of work that is guided by their musical tastes and aims.


Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2004) - MMus (Masters)

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2002) - B Mus (hons) (Bachelors)

Grade VIII Flute - Distinction (Professional)


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07905 020495

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