Private Tuition

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Faye Patton teaches music (subject to availability) to an ever changing rota of private students. Musically prodigious and ambitious since childhood, she has been teaching professionally for over 20 years in a huge variety of settings, from degree courses to projects for youth and those socially excluded from music education. Clients include:

Dartington College of Arts (vocal coach), Roehampton Institute (vocal coach), UK Conference of Psychotherapy (vocal coach), Songlines (vocal coach), St John & St James Primary School (pianist/accompanist), Hackney Community College (vocal coach), Sarah Bonnell School (music tutor), Stagecoach (vocal coach), CM Ltd/Community Music (course leader/designer and vocal/instrumental tutor), Audio Active (music tutor), Rucksack Ltd children’s music workshops, Downhill’s Children’s CentreCamberwell Choir School (folk music project), British Academy of New Music (vocal/keyboard tutor), Ocean Rising Tide (music technology project for Homeless Group, Cardboard Citizens) UJAMMA Arts (guitar/keyboard/songwriting tutor), and Middlesex University (voice and keyboard tutor on Popular Music BA.)

(A keen martial artist as well musician, Faye has also worked as a self-defence tutor for Step Forward youth club.)

Faye teaches all ages and all-comers. Children, teenagers and beginners are welcome and the approach is holistic and fun. Rates are on request and enquiries taken on a case by case basis depending on how busy she is with her other work. Skills taught:

Piano and keyboard (from Jazz/Blues background, with some classical.)

Singing and vocal repertoire (Jazz/Blues/Soul/Pop/Folk/Gospel/Motown/Showtunes.)

Guitar (ABRSM Grade 8) (Classical/Folk,/Blues/Rock.) *able to take students through classical exams 1-8

Theory (practical, accessible tools using elements of Jazz and Classical tradition.)

”I love learning to sing with Faye. I leave the session feeling relaxed, positive and refreshed – however I feel when I arrive. Faye has a very special ability to push me beyond what I think I am capable of without me even realising that I’m doing it. She has helped me develop a confidence in expressing myself that I’ve been able to take into my work as Director of the Ethical Property Foundation and into my passion for performing as a principal dancer with the London School of Samba.” (Jo Taylor, Director, Ethical Property)

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