S.V. Millwood

Brentwood Music Tutor

A graduate of the University of Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, I am a professional musician, music tutor (up to and including degree-level), and maths tutor (A-level only).

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      Subjects taught:

      *Pianoforte;
      *Composition;
      *Music theory and analysis;
      *and A‑level Mathematics.

      UPDATE (August 2015): I am currently oversubscribed, and am thus unlikely to be able to take on new pupils, except for occasional or one-off lessons. If you would like to be added to my waiting-list, please contact me.

      Teaching is not about telling the pupil what to do: it should involve attuning him/her to perceive his/her own strengths and weaknesses, and to appreciate the demands of the subject matter. In practice, this means that the teacher must resist the temptation to simply point out errors and immediately cite the "correct" solution; instead, the teacher must draw to the pupil's attention the erroneous matter at hand and guide him/her (with a few carefully chosen words and gestures) towards understanding for himself/herself what he/she needs to do, and why. It is my belief that a pupil learns far more by spending two minutes scrutinising an issue that the teacher has brought to his/her attention, than by being told in two seconds, "X was wrong; it should be Y". In other words, I believe in teaching pupils to *understand* a concept, so that they can perform to the best of their ability under pressure.
      S.V. Millwood, Last Modified: Sep 28, 2014 Last Seen: Aug 10, 2015,
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