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Sandra Owen BA (hons) CT ABRSM
I have over 26 years teaching experience in Private and LEA education. I teach woodwind from beginner to advanced Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Grade 5 Music Theory and beginner lessons in Piano.
I have a BA(hons) in Music, the CT ABRSM (Certificate of Teaching – Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) and was a highly regarded member of the peripatetic staff at Stafford Grammar School for over 15 years.
It gives me great satisfaction to witness pupils grow from complete beginners to masters of their instruments. I believe every pupil is an individual with their own learning styles and it's important to understand what motivates and inspires them. I work with students to ensure their lessons help them achieve their full potential.
Learning a new skill is regularly highlighted by healthcare professions as one of the key ways to improve your mental health. Playing an instrument strengthens the band of nerve fibres that connect the left and right brain hemispheres called the Corpus Callosum. This helps us to think quicker and more creatively. It increases problem solving skills and allows you to express emotions.
You have enhanced the educational experiences of literally a generation of pupils who all hold you in the highest regard.
Sandra has been excellent. My daughter is working towards Grade 3 clarinet. She has sorted out technical issues with the instrument which her previous teacher had not picked up on. She plays with my daughter, giving her the inspiration to improve. She also mixes the lesson up with fun duets to backing music which my daughter loves.
Sandra is an excellent saxophone teacher. The lessons are both demanding and enjoyable. Highly recommended.