I separate the different aspects of string playing, so we are able to focus and achieve results. If you've never driven a vehicle before, you wouldn't get behind a driver's wheel, and expect to cope with rush hour traffic, would you?
I use an exciting book called "String Explorer" and base my lessons on it with a touch of Suzuki and current tunes taken from youtube. Lessons must be pleasant for both of us. Time and money are precious to everyone.
I encourage visiting youtube to watch how others play so beautifully. With practice, improvement is swift.
I have taught music for over a decade and hold a bachelor's degree.
Learn on-line - lockdown is no longer a problem
Begin to play and start music reading basics immediately.
Play a tune after only one lesson - It's fun to learn with Mama J
Lessons are booked and that time reserved. Cancellations must be at least 36 hours in advance (unless an emergency arises). Whenever possible, I will endeavour to reschedule the lesson. No refunds are offered.
I am Mama J. Look me up on Facebook!
Not Mrs. Jenkins - too formal, nor aunty Janet - we are not related, just comfortable, respectful, Mama J
I live in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, speaking English, conversational French, and Afrikaans
I have a friendly, positive, pleasant, polite, encouraging, resourceful, and flexible disposition.
I am known to be passionate, enthusiastic, positive, persistent, caring, nurturing, and encouraging. It goes without saying that I am found to be understanding, patient and compassionate, but able to be firm when necessary.
I raise the self-esteem of individuals, encourage self-reliance and a better self-image
I enjoy learning new skills and languages – currently teaching myself Russian
I play a number of stringed instruments and am currently learning the dulcimer
I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends.
I am able to adapt to any situation, be discreet, and conduct myself accordingly, whether it is with the upper echelons of society, children at nursery schools, or performing on stage.
I am articulate and able to converse easily on many levels and topics with both old and young
Nelson Mandela University, SA Baccalaureate Musicae (B. Mus.)
Fielden Park FE College, UK NNEB, Childcare Diploma
Whalley Range High School, UK 10 GCSEs
ECPO. I am a professional violinist with the East Cape Philharmonic orchestra
Corinium Care. In 2018 I trained as a caregiver for the elderly, due to Covid, international travel is on hold
Brylin Primary School. I have been employed at the school since 2011 as a Class Music Teacher, (Gr. R – 7), offering tuition on a variety of instruments in the afternoon
TEFL. I have recently completed a 150 hour TEFL certificate, gaining a grade A pass
INTERESTS & HOBBIES:
I enjoy cooking and gardening, I currently own a 2-hectare smallholding and grow many fruit and nut trees (figs, apricots, orange, lemon, limes, pomegranates, and grapes), I have an amazing veggie garden and herb garden almost all year round.
I'm a classical musician playing the viola, cello, guitar, recorder, and piano, performing on the violin.
I am, by nature, a warm, caring, cheerful and positive person.
I enjoy engaging with my students, whilst I instruct and enable my pupils. I love to watch their confidence grow as their abilities increase.
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