Madge Woollard Piano/Keyboard Tuition

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What's been happening lately in Madge's piano studio?

Sept 2020: My studio at Hagglers is now OPEN and it is lovely to see students back, despite the rather strange circumstances! I have moved my Nord stage piano into the far corner of the studio to enable social distancing, I am wearing a face shield at all times, and the students' piano is disinfected after each lesson. 1/3 of my students are remaining online for their lessons, and in the event of another lockdown, all lessons will return to online-only.


 March 2020: My studio at Hagglers Corner is now sadly shut for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19 outbreak. I am, however, offering all my regular classes to those who want them, via Skype/FaceTime/WhatsApp/Zoom. I have been working in this way for over a week now, and while not ideal, it's hugely beneficial to help keep lessons going and to keep students practising. Credit to ALL my students who have been prepared to give video lessons a go, you are all fantastic!


Sept 2019: Welcome back to all my students, and I look forward to welcoming several new students, both young people and adults, to my studio in the coming weeks. I am pleased to announce that no less than 3 of my former students have received offers to study music at university this term. I am very proud of all they achieved with me, and I wish them all the best. 

My studio at Hagglers has had a fresh coat of pale-blue paint over the summer, a nice relaxing look for the new term!


June 2019: The summer term is whizzing by! Several of my long-term students will be moving on this term, and I will be very sad to see them go, but looking forward to welcoming new students in September. My Summer Concert is on Friday 12 July at Shirley House, where some of them will be performing for the last time with me, an event not to be missed!

Some exciting news:last month my business was awarded an Autism Friendly Award from the National Autistic Society, I am the first ever piano teacher in England to be awarded this! I love to teach my autistic students, and the work I have done with them has been some of the highlights of my career. When I receive my certificate, I will display it proudly in the studio!

Last week I attended a Teacher Development Day at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, where I met with 20 other piano teachers and we sat in on a mock exam session, and discussed the jazzy pieces in the early grades. it was insightful and great fun, and I am looking forward to going back for another day at the end of the month. 



18/1/19 2019 has started off well. It's good to see everyone back and ready to learn after Christmas. I am currently preparing the exam entries for students taking ABRSM grades 4 and 5 and Grade 5 theory this term, all are doing well! I've welcomed two new beginner students to my studio in the last two weeks, and it's also good to see a keen adult returner who had taken a break. Looking ahead, I'm excited to be attending an EPTA talk on the new exam syllabus in March, and have booked to attend two training days in June Manchester for piano teachers also run by EPTA. Their themes are on teaching students with additional needs, and equality and diversity, topics that I am passionate about.



30/10/18 It's been a busy start to the academic year, especially this month. My four new students have settled in well to their lessons. I've been very impressed with everyone's levels of commitment this term so far, cancellations have been few!

On 14/10 I attended a very interesting workshop "Inspiring a creative curriculum for young musicians" run by Heather Hammond and Lyndsey Berwin for Sheffield EPTA group. As always it was fantastic to meet with colleagues and share ideas, some of which I hope to use in my studio.  



24/9/18. The Autumn term has got off to a good start in Room 12 at Hagglers, (next door to where I was last year). It's cosier, with a lovely view of trees! It's great to see everyone back.

On Friday 7th I was interviewed on Radio Sheffield Live by Jamie Veitch on the Business Show: take a listen to the podcast:

https;//www.yourmusicteachingsuccess.com/interview-piano-teacher-madge-woollard/

I lost a few pupils over the summer so currently have vacancies on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am looking forward to 3 new starters who have already booked in for October!  I am especially keen to teach more adults of all levels especially beginners, and students with additional needs.