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Emma Halnan


Instruments taught: Flute, Piccolo, Music Theory  

Areas taught in: Hertfordshire  

Teaching venue: Teacher’s home  

Charges: £40/hour  

Ability and age range taught: All ages and abilities  

DBS certified:  Yes  

Brief summary of teaching qualifications/experience:
Emma enjoys teaching the flute at her home in Letchworth, North Hertfordshire. Her pupils range from complete beginners to music college students; young children to adults. Emma holds a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) teaching qualification, with Distinction.

Emma tailors her teaching approach carefully to the needs of each individual pupil, spending a lot of time planning outside of lesson time. She has taught at institutions including the Junior Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and has been invited to give numerous masterclasses. She also teaches the flute for Cambridge University, preparing students for end of year recitals and music college auditions. Her younger pupils have gained places in the National Children’s Orchestra, National Children’s Wind Orchestra and at Junior Trinity. 

This year she has been invited to work at Trinity Laban Conservatoire on two occasions: the first time to teach a masterclass; the second to adjudicate the Final of the Harold Clarke Woodwind Prize 2018. She was also invited to tutor the Yorkshire Young Sinfonia flute section at their 2018 course, working alongside professors from various UK music colleges. 

Emma uses the ABRSM and Trinity grade systems, but recommends that her students learn a wider range of pieces, rather than just those on the syllabuses. Emma is able to accompany her students on the piano in lessons. She also teaches music theory.

Alongside her teaching career, Emma has a busy freelance performing career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician.

"Emma is an astonishing musician and is able to transfer her talent to her students making her an excellent teacher. She offers sensitive guidance with honest feedback that ensures each lesson is tailored to our daughter's needs. The lesson is rounded so that knowledge and understanding of each piece is gained, helping our daughter to develop her own thoughts and interpretation of the pieces. She is an inspiring role model who encourages and challenges our daughter."
(Parent of a current student)

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