Tuition

Valentina is a Steinway & Sons™ listed Music & Piano Teacher; Steinway have also provided performance sponsorship.

Steinway & Sons™

Valentina teaches in the style of the renowned "Russian School of Music" - which she of course was brought up in herself - as are all of her qualifications.

Here, in the U.K., the curricula of ABRSM, Trinity, etc. are followed.

Valentina teaches students at all levels - from beginners (but prefers students to have already achieved Grade 5 - see below) through to Grade 8; and on to the professional levels of Diploma, Licentiate, Associate, Fellowship &/or Bachelor and Master Degree level - both in piano performance and/or music theory.

Within the last 16 years, here in the UK, students from Grade 1 to Licentiate Level have been successful.

See panel below for information on UCAS points for University/Conservatoire entry requirements - but alway check for latest information from UCAS directly.

Former & current students have received unconditional offers to study Piano &/or Music at such places as :-

Royal Academy of Music; Royal College of Music-London; Guildhall-London; Royal Northern College of Music-Manchester; Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama-Cardiff; Birmingham Conservatoire; King's College-London; Trinity College of Music-London; Goldsmiths-University of London; Royal Holloway-London; London College of Music; University's of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Bath Spa, Birmingham, Chichester, Hertfordshire, Keele, Lancaster, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Southampton, Sussex, York, Sussex, etc.

Students have also been accepted for the Royal Marines Band Service.

Students have won scholarships/bursaries/general entry to Peter Symonds College, Winchester College, Harrow Public School, Portsmouth Grammar School, Churcher’s College-Petersfield.

Former students have gained employment at The Royal Academy of Music, London; West End shows, etc.

Generally Grade 5 and above, including A, AS level, students are taught at The South Downs College, Waterlooville/Havant - where she is a Lecturer.

She is also engaged as a member of the 'Visiting Academic Staff' at Churcher's College, Petersfield, as 'Visiting Piano Teacher'.

Students may also be taught at Valentina's home address, in her own Music Room, subject to private arrangements.

And, for your peace of mind, wherever and however Valentina teaches - she is fully screened for involvement with children/minors/young adults, and others judged to be of a 'vulnerable disposition', and by CRO/CRB/DBS (formerly known as 'CRB check') clearance.
Valentina is also able to offer all protections available to students as provided to her as a member of the Musician’s Union.
Should you need more information please use the 'Contact ...' page.

Valentina is also available for Master Class sessions - either publicly or privately.

For beginners &/or younger students - please see the panel(s) below.

A Facebook tribute (posted 29th July 2014) from one of my former students who is now at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff. - and endorsed by others. (Names grayed out to protect identity - but if you want to know then contact Valentina)

August 2016 :

Well done to ALL South Downs College music students in their AS & A Level results this year!
In AS Level performance we've got 8 A, 1 B & 2 C
In A Level performance module - 7 A (with 2 top marks!) & 6 B.
So proud of everyone!
Congratulations to everyone....
Good luck for the future to all 2nd year students & please keep in touch

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August 2016 - I was flattered to receive this Facebook Messenger message from one of my students :_

August 2016

piano music teacher waterlooville petersfield havant portsmouth denmead cowplain Russian school of music

Accompaniment
 

Valentina is available for accompaniment of students of all instruments taking grade exams, course assessments at higher education colleges, etc., by private arrangement.


Valentina is also available as an accompanist at music competitions, festivals, and professional engagements, etc. for musicians of all genres.

If unavailable by prior engagement, or circumstances, then Valentina is able to recommend one or more of her senior students to fulfil your needs. Please contact her in the first instance to discuss.

Please use the 'Contact ...' page

UCAS Tariff/Points

Did you know that you gain University Entry (UCAS Tariff) points?

UCAS Tariff/Points Recommendations

 

Grade 6/Grade Bands 3 - 6

Grade 7/Grade Bands 5 - 8

Grade 8/Grade Bands 6 - 10

 Pass

 Merit

 Dist.

 Pass

Merit 

 Dist.

 Pass

 Merit

Dist. 

Practical

6

10

12

10

12

16

18

24

30

Theory

4

5

6

6

7

8

8

9

10

*Points shown are for the ABRSM, RSL, TCL and UWLQ Advanced Level music examinations.

See page 72 of the new UCAS tariff table introduced for the new GCSE grading scheme for 2017 and beyond

Southampton, South Coast - Piano - Voice - Theory

 

In the Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, and Southampton area - and extending to the whole South Coast

for Piano &/or Voice &/or Theory


I recommend Natasha Gibson (Graduate of University of Surrey, B. Mus [Hons])

- a former student of mine.

Natasha's Piano Tuition

Contact: 07975 962 191

or email at natashaburnsmusic@gmail.com

 

Flute, Recorder - both Theory and Playing - Cosham, Portsmouth

Foxy Sounds is a music composition, performance and tuition company owned by Amanda Jane Fox.

Amanda is a teacher, composer, performer/accompanist.

Foxy Sounds

Havant/Emsworth/Hayling Island area - Piano

 

For beginners &/or younger students up to Grade 5

I recommend a former student of mine

Michael Cairns-Todd of Hayling Island

on 023 9246 1238

Locks Heath, Fareham, Gosport, Portchester, Waterlooville, Cosham, Portsmouth Area - Piano - Music Theory - Singing

For Piano &/or Music Theory &/or Singing lessons

Locks Heath, Fareham, Gosport, Portchester, Waterlooville, Cosham, Swanmore, Portsmouth, Southampton Area -

Piano - Music Theory - Singing

I recommend a former student of mine:-

(How good is he? - well he teaches my 12 year old son!)

Jack Davies B.Mus (Hons.) R.N.C.o.M.

View info. at Solent Music School

Piano teacher fareham portchester swanmore cosham southampton Music theory teacher fareham portchester swanmore cosham southampton Singing teacher fareham portchester swanmore cosham Southampton

Chichester/Bognor area - Piano - Classical Guitar

For beginners &/or younger students

I recommend

The Regis School of Music, Bognor

Contact Nina Levtov for piano or Sacha Levtov for classical guitar

at
46 Sudley Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 1ER
or Tel. 01243 866462

Swanmore/Fareham/Southampton - Percussion - Trumpet

 

For Trumpet &/or Percussion/Drums tuition

I recommend a current piano student of mine

Matthew Arnold

Visit www.amjmusic.co.uk

or e mail to:matt@amjmusic.co.uk

 

Oxford Area - Brass Instruments

 

Ivan Best - BA LTCL Dip.ABRSM Dip.Mus

Trumpet and brass instrument tuition (trombone, cornet, flugelhorn, bass, horn, euphonium);

also piano and music theory teaching in Oxford and surrounding areas.

www.BestTrumpet.co.uk