I have been teaching clarinet, saxophone, flute, piano and music theory privately since 2013. I currently serve as the Teacher of Woodwind at James Wolfe Primary School with Centre for the Deaf in London and I have co-founded RISE Music Academy; a music school for SEN children. In addition to this, I am the Teacher of Woodwind for The Paradigm Trust Schools in Ipswich and the Visiting Teacher of Flute at Orwell Park School.
I have had years of experience guiding students through the ABRSM grade system and average distinctions with entries for both practical and theory examinations. I strive to ignite each individuals passion for their chosen instrument through working on a mixture of great music and exciting tailored curriculum whilst still focusing on developing strong technical foundations needed for consistent progression. I have a fully equipped teaching studio at my house in SE Ipswich that allows me to give the best quality music tuition possible. Furthermore, I make use of interactive practice apps, such as Tonara, to really enhance the learning experience between lessons for my students.
I am fully DBS checked (Enhanced), a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and I am a registered private teacher for ISM. I have a first class degree in Music Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and have participated in multiple teaching and learning courses (individual and community music teaching) over the last 4 years.
Instrument hire for a monthly fee is available subject to availability.
PLEASE NOTE – currently all lessons are being provided online via Zoom due to the government guidelines on Covid-19.
Individual lessons can be booked at the following prices;
- 30 minutes – £30
- 45 minutes – £35
- 60 minutes – £40
Block Booking Pricing
Block bookings of four lessons are also available, with reduced prices;
- 30 minutes – £28 per lesson
- 45 minutes – £33 per lesson
- 60 minutes – £38 per lesson
What my students and their parents have to say...
We would wholeheartedly recommend Louise to anyone looking for a clarinet teacher, we thank our lucky stars every day for having her.
My daughter is an anxious girl with SEN needs who finds it hard to build connections with adults however she really enjoys her lessons with Louise and she has progressed quickly with the clarinet, beyond her own expectations.
Louise adapts her lessons to the needs, ability, interests & commitments of her students. Louise’s ability to adapt her style to her students makes her outstanding amongst any other music teachers we have used in the past.
– Manjit Sledge, Parent
Louise is a fabulous music teacher! My daughter is learning as a beginner and I am restarting playing after a 20 year hiatus. We have both come on leaps and bounds since only August and are really growing in confidence in both music theory and technique. Louise is endlessly patient and always positive and encouraging which I think is especially important for young children. We both enjoy our music lessons a lot 🙂
– Angela Field, Parent
Having learnt piano with Louise for over two years, I have gone from having extremely limited dexterity to being able to play piano at a grade-seven level. My fast progress in a relatively short space of time is, without a doubt, down to Louise and her welcoming teaching-style and brilliant lessons, where she encourages me to unlock my full potential.
She is completely adaptable to her students and tailors lessons to fit around my busy sixth form schedule. Louise is incredibly flexible with her teaching style and her incredible performing talent and musical ability, combined with her vast knowledge of music theory and history, is evident in the advice she gives when teaching new skills and techniques. Her enormous repertoire of credentials and achievements would not have been possible without her own dedication and commitment to music; something which she instills on all her students.
I owe endless gratitude to Louise, and recommend her unreservedly to anyone wishing to learn an instrument.
– Will De Vivo
My son has been taught clarinet by Louise for about a year and half now and I have found her very professional in the way she teaches and communicates with me and my son. She will breakdown things or find/search for ways to adapt to help him understand complicated music and adjust things for his ability.
Louise encourages and pushes my son which has helped him to achieve high levels in his clarinet playing. She keeps track of lessons and what has been given to practice at home and plans lessons in advance so it really feels like she gives me value for time.
Nathan wouldn’t go anywhere else he enjoys his lessons and feels comfortable with Louise, also practices as would never want to let her down as the respect he has for her is very high.
My son is currently grade 5 going for grade 6 and she pushes him but never to a level that is beyond his reach and his confidence in performing and communicating with pianist etc has come on massively since being taught by Louise.
– Lisa Quilter, Parent
Louise’s lessons have increased my confidence; her encouragement has provided me with the assurance necessary for studying music, as well as helping me with my self-development. Her tailored lessons have benefitted me greatly, enabling me to practice with ease and security, knowing the techniques she recommends genuinely work for me.
Her lessons have also broadened my musical understanding, as we sometimes explore musical context and its effects on musicality. Ever since I began my lessons in 2015, I have developed a profound understanding of music that I otherwise would not have had, and for that, I am grateful.
– Anna De Vivo, Student