Teaching and Educational work
Flute Lessons in Chelmsford, Essex and London
Workshops, classes, chamber music coaching, music theory tuition and competition adjudication.
Kia currently teaches privately in Chelmsford, Essex as well as at St Cedd's School and King Edward's Grammar School and is happy to enter her students for ABRSM Graded Examinations in either flute or theory of music.
Kia's students range from complete beginners to advanced players (many of whom have passed diplomas with the ABRSM or Trinity) and are of all ages - current age range is 6 to 60. Lessons are relaxed and informal, but at the same time are very focussed. Lessons take place either in Kia's home studio or in your home.
Kia Bennett BMus(Hons) PGDip MMus, has taught at and remains associated with the Sheffield Music Academy. She has enjoyed working with the organisation Flutewise, has been involved in education work with the London Symphony Orchestra and has taught flute at several leading private schools in the UK including Francis Holland School, Regent's Park, London. Kia is flute teacher at King Edward IV Grammar School, and St Cedd's School in Chelmsford. Kia also has experience of adjudicating and examining and has returned to Manchester several times to choose a winners for Loretto Grammar School's Young Musician competition. She was also a visiting examiner at Colourstrings Music School and has also adjudicated the Young Musician competition at the Coopers' Company and Coborn School.
Many schools and colleges require ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory to study music at AS or A level. It is also required for the ABRSM practical exams above grade 5. If you need to pass this exam (whatever your instrument) Kia has a special tutoring service for this. Visit the theory website here. For a performing biography click here.
Kia's home teaching studio is within walking distance of Chelmsford train station and parking is available directly outside. The studio is in easy reach of the surrounding areas of Essex: Chipping Ongar, Blackmore, Ingatestone, Roxwell, Little Waltham, Boreham, Danbury, Witham, Maldon, Silver End, Brentwood, Braintree, Wickford etc.
Lessons cost £36 an hour in Kia's home studio in Chelmsford and where available £40 an hour (including travel) in your home in Essex, with shorter 45minute lessons available for young beginners in Chelmsford for £30.
Feedback from Kia's students
"After many years with the same flute teacher, I had reached an impasse and needed somebody who could take my playing to another level; in Kia, I found that person. Kia gave me inspiration and confidence to move forward and thanks to her expert tuition, I was able to secure a place at Manchester university to study music. I would highly recommend Kia to anyone; she is talented, patient, inspiring and good fun." Eleanor, now a Music Student at University of Manchester
"As an adult learner picking up the flute from scratch, I feel really lucky to have found Kia through the web. Kia is innovative in her approach, totally professional in her arrangements and an outstanding flautist who in my view can facilitate just about anything whatever your personal musical direction. Although I have decided to follow a more traditional ABRSM route at least initially, Kia’s encouragement over my occasional musical tangents into Jazz and Popular music is always flexible and positive. I was particularly impressed recently when she established my overall learning style (visual/auditory/kinaesthetic) and then used this approach to tackle a musical problem. Also, for me the fact that she is a busy, accomplished professional musician (as opposed to a full time teacher) is an unexpected motivator"
Richard, Adult learner, Woodford
"Kia is a fantastic, professional, well organised and fun teacher. Our daughter has made huge progress in the time she has been learning with Kia. Kia has been able to stretch Molly while still making the lessons enjoyable. She did a great job of preparing Molly for auditions at the junior conservatoires and helped her win a place at the Junior Guildhall. I cannot recommend her highly enough"
"I really enjoy my lessons with Kia and look forward to her input, which I think is making a real positive difference to many aspects of my flute playing. The lessons are relaxed yet we manage to cover a lot of ground, from technique to musical expression of the pieces I'm working on. Her insight and tips for exercises to follow up with have helped structure my practice time and concentrate on the things that will make the biggest difference. I'm always left inspired and encouraged."
Layla, adult learner
"Kia is a teacher who has huge enthusiasm for music and great interest in her pupils. It is a delight to see her teach our daughter."
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