Sheila WINPENNY - Teacher Profile

About Me

I have been teaching the piano for many years, with my pupils progressing to advanced grades, and occasionally beyond Grade 8.&nbsp; I also teach theory of music.<br /><br />My career began as a music teacher in secondary schools; later I worked as a peripatetic piano teacher in independent schools in Yorkshire.&nbsp; I now concentrate on teaching the piano privately at home.<br /><br />I thoroughly enjoy teaching pupils of all ages and all standards and have entered them for examinations - both Associated Board and TrinityGuildhall - with most of them gaining passes with distinction or merit.&nbsp; <br /><br />For several years my husband and I have run the successful 'Ripon Young Musicians of the Year'&nbsp;competition, believing that it is good for young students&nbsp;of all instruments to have the chance to perform alongside others and to have their success recognised publicly.<br /><br />Many of the adults I teach are learning to play&nbsp;the piano purely for pleasure and I am happy to explore a varied repertoire with them, without any pressure to take examinations or perform.<br /><br /><br />