My name is Sally Cathcart and I am delighted that you have found your way to my page here!
I teach the piano just outside Newbury and I love teaching pupils of all standards from beginners to diplomas. I also teach all ages over the age of 5 right the way up to adults.
Piano lessons with me are rather different from the norm. My approach is based upon the idea that I am developing a love of music in all my pupils alongside the capacity to learn independently.
Lessons are places where curiosity is encouraged through the use of questions, exploration and creativity. Laughter and enjoyment are an important part of the mix whilst 'making music' is always at the heart of what I do.
If you want to know a bit more about me here is the official biog:
Sally has many years of teaching experience both as a piano teacher and as a classroom music teacher. After her travels as a Winston Churchill Fellow, Sally founded the Oxford Piano Group as a place for pianists and teachers to collaborate and share experiences.
She was awarded a PhD from the Institute of Education, UCL in 2013. Her topic was the first comprehensive study of UK piano teachers, exploring common practices, expertise, values, attitudes and motivation to teaching.
She is very involved in teacher training and is a Principal Tutor on the Piano Teachers’ Course run by EPTA (UK). Furthermore, she is a trained Kodaly practitioner and is currently Director of Development of The Voices Foundation. Sally is an examiner for ABRSM and is on the ABRSM Music Education Advisory Committee. She is a member of EPTA (UK) and the ISM.
If you are still a bit curious do come and visit me at www.thecuriouspianoteachers.org