Sandy feels passionately about the importance and value of music education. As well as being fun and a great way to make friends, learning an instrument benefits a person’s brain and wellbeing, with studies showing how it improves school grades. It develops reading, listening and motor skills, spatial awareness, self-motivation, perseverance, emotional expression and empathy.
Sandy teaches violin and piano, with students ranging from 10 years old to adults. She teaches both privately and in schools.
Sandy enjoys helping students to grow in their skill and appreciation of playing. Her own teachers played a significant part in inspiring and encouraging her throughout her musical journey as well as giving her guidance and technical insight. She therefore considers it a privilege to play the same part in the musical development of others.
As part of her masters at Trinity Laban, Sandy undertook two teaching modules: ‘Music Pedagogy in the 21st Century’ and ‘Learning and Teaching in Practise.’ These modules covered different teaching methods and approaches which she can apply to her own teaching and helped her to appreciate the importance of tailoring lessons to each student’s individual personality and interests.
Sandy’s interest in music education has led her to perform in school assemblies and at a school’s concert at Regent Hall as well as in the paediatric wards at Lewisham Hospital.