SM Music Tuition

SM Music Tuition

*RE/ COVID-19* Due to latest lock-down regulations I am currently teaching online. Lesson notes are emailed to students and my premises are closed at this time. Please contact me if you are interested in lessons in piano or drums. Thank you.

About Me

Hi! I am Suzanne Manly (BEdMus DipLCM MISM), a specialist Piano and Drum kit teacher based in Portadown.

After graduating in Music and Education at University, I gained teaching experience working in Primary, Special Needs and Secondary Schools within Northern Ireland as well as internationally for 10 years.

Realising my passion to work with students in Piano and Drum kit instruments particularly, I decided to tutor privately, giving personally tailored lessons.

I teach students ranging from young children through to adults. I also offer music theory lessons and revision support. Students complete externally awarded exams in music and play music for their own leisure alongside these, or if preferred.

I believe music learning should be fun and engaging. I encourage pupils to explore their instruments to best express their personal musical and rhythmical language.

My Teaching Objectives

  • Inspiring students to analyse music using critical thinking and listening skills.
  • Providing opportunities to take inspiration from other musicians of various genres, while enjoying making music for our own enjoyment.
  • Creating a relaxed environment where creativity can flow naturally.
  • Outlining the language of music and how it is built.
  • Giving guidance for practising and how pupils can sound better.
  • Encouraging pupils to achieve their own personal best.
  • Embracing what makes our musical journey better and letting go of fear of failure.

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Find me on LinkedIn: Suzanne Manly


Most recent blog articles:

Unsure about online Music Lessons?

If you aren’t convinced about online lessons, here are 7 benefits to consider: Studies show that online learning reduces off-task behaviour and increases eye contact. Students can be more relaxed in their home environment if approaching something new or challenging. Communication skills are increasingly developed which can improve focus and concentration. Adults working from home […]

December without live Music

This year marks quite a different one for my profession. I have not been asked to perform at a Christmas concert, lead a school band, accompany a Festive medley or conduct a choir to sing Carols at a Nursing Home. There is no requirement of a Santa hat and tinsel to decorate whatever instrument I […]

Not a ‘typical day’

But then, what does a ‘typical day’ in 2020 even look like? I woke early this Monday morning from a banging headache and like every day now, began by spending a good portion of the day cleaning the music rooms. Vacuuming, anti-bacterial spraying, floor cleaning, surface scrubbing, door handle cleaning, doormat disinfecting etc etc. Following […]

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