My name is Robin Thornton. I am a Music Teacher in Banchory serving 65 Students and an International cohort of Students via Online Tuition. I have been teaching Singing, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Composition - Theory and Musicology since 1993.
I teach Classically, although not necessarily Classical. If you would like to learn "Classical Music" that's not a problem: I hold a Masters Degree and Teaching Diploma, so have a solid Classical background, but also spent the early part of my career playing in Bands ranging from Rock, Pop and Jazz, through to Ceilidh. I performed in 144 Concerts in 2007. Whatever style of music you like, I will teach you to understand it and apply your learning to different styles. This is what I mean by, "Classically although not necessarily Classical".
At the beginning of my Teaching Career, I opened my first Studio and established a Student cohort of 65, with 32 on the waiting list. In order to cope with the increasing business, I employed a staff, to help with Teaching and running a small shop. I handled all aspects of Teacher Training and still enjoy developing Teachers, to this day.
As my family grew, I decided to reduce my Teaching to a Private Practice. I now Teach from my home Studio in Banchory and Online. The Online lessons are very rewarding as they feel like traditional lessons, however include many Music Technology aspects, which Students find fun. I teach music Production and Composition, as well as the instruments, which are always popular.
Since my Masters, I have spent time researching the Student/Teacher Rapport. I provide bespoke lessons; working with the Student's learning preferences and interests.