I have been teaching pupils on a one-to-one basis for the past 15 years within a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. My pupils have ranged in age from 4 years old to adult. I am very patient, make learning fun and adjust my teaching techniques appropriately to suit each individual in order for them obtain a love of their instrument and the music that they are ultimately able to produce.
I am currently teaching pupils privately in Chelmsford, Essex, and have extensive experience in peripatetic teaching in schools on a 1:1/group basis. I was employed by Essex Music Services for 10 years and worked very regularly at deaf schools (Mary Hare, Frank Barnes, Blanche Nevile) all of these has provided me with a wealth of experience teaching students of both Primary and Secondary level.
I have since entered around 150 pupils with a 100% success rate from candidates taking the Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) examinations. Taking part in examination is not at all obligatory – it’s up to the learner. My aim is that they learn music because they want to – and I also teach a wide variety of music, including classical, popular, jazz and duets.
Private lessons are in lengths of 30, 45, 60 minutes in relation to each individual’s needs and level of ability. Please contact me for fees. email@example.com
Statement from Essex Music Service’s Mentor – September 2016
“I have had the pleasure of observing Ruth teach. She is an excellent teacher. Ruth has a remarkable gift of clarity of ideas, which she can put across well to her pupils. She has excellent teaching skills and a good range of teaching strategies. She is an excellent flute player herself and therefore is able to demonstrate what she is teaching to a high level. My observations have been made to pupils in a hearing environment. Ruth, despite her own handicap, has always checked that the pupil understands what has been taught and can demonstrate they have taken on board what has been discussed, whether that is about tone, posture, attention to musical details or accuracy of note playing. She is always punctual, honest, and not afraid to ask for advice either. She is an asset to Essex Music Services.”
Susan Whykes, MA, BA (Hons), LTCL, MISM
Also an author on ‘Mind over matter’ music practise books available on Amazon
Couple images – of my student’s successes, plenty of flute teaching stories on Instagram @_ruthmontgomery and in blog/facebook pages.
- B.Mus (hons) RWCMD Music degree
- Diploma ABRSM flute performance
- Diploma ABRSM Cerficate of instrumental teaching
- Accredited Tobin Music Teacher (Music theory & Composition)
- NVQ level 3 ‘Playwork’ (which includes NSCPP Safeguarding – updated 2020) also a member of the Incorporate Society of Musicians and with updated DBS checks
Celebrating Pupil Success