Kate Lillington: Binstead, Isle of Wight

Qualifications BA (Hons); MTC; PESD

Teaches Violin, Viola, Cello

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Locale Binstead, Ryde, Newport

I have been teaching music since 1983, both as a peripatetic and classroom music teacher.

Kate Lillington,  Binstead Isle of Wight

Violin, Viola, Cellobabies and Kate

I have recently completed a StringBabies course and I am teaching younger pupils using this method.  I find that StringBabies certainly helps them to develop sight reading and compositional skills.  Children find the visual elements using the whiteboard and magnetic shapes both fascinating and easy to grasp.

My thoughts on teaching music

I believe in teaching in a flexible way that best suits the pupil, but I also work to a graded syllabus, having experience in both ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) and Trinity College.

I also make use of the ABRSM Music Medals scheme which I believe encourages players to develop ensemble playing as well as their musicality. 

I always try to improve my own music knowledge and practice as I believe it keeps my teaching ideas up to date and my attitude enthusiastic.

Musical experience

all tutors - other tutors: Kay Tucker, Sara Stagg, Audrey Gullick, Kirsty Hugill, Simon Trentham, Allyxa Ruby, Sally Riddex, Linda Horne, Sheena Ferguson, Judith Rae, Anita Felton, Monica Das, Karen Hubbard, Ann Beresford, Lucia D’Avanzo-Lewis, Catherine Chamberlin, Rachel Luton, Kathleen White, Caroline Rowlands, Danielle Jones, Yvette Madden, Rachel Hall, Emily Young, Fiona Hedges, Vanessa Balkwill, Gina Wingfield, Petrea Cooney, Inna Erskine, Heather Lander, Sharon Griffiths, Joanna Biltcliffe, Catherine Jones, Marie Connell, Jennifer Bailey, Mark Anstead, Molly Palmer, Scott Whitefield,

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