Special Offer: Available until the end of July 2021: 'Half price' online video-call Music tutoring scheme for RDF Members.
Dorothy is an accomplished pianist and music teacher - skilled in one-to-one piano / keyboard tuition, also class teaching including Music Composition, Latin rhythms and Jazz. Over 30 years playing and teaching music professionally.
Here is an online review (May 2020) in Yellow Pages - online:
"Dorothy is a very friendly, patient, and talented musician and teacher. She has worked with our 10-year-old for over three years now. Some of the things that really stand out are that:
1. She is flexible about where lessons take place, and has even made a great success of video calling through the lockdown.
2. She is very much a part of the local music scene, and has arranged for some great opportunities for our son to perform or see live performances.
3. She has found the right balance to keep things moving forward at a pace that suits us and our son, including arranging and preparing for exams".
Dorothy is a composer / songwriter with recordings on SLAM Records. She has played in many jazz groups around Oxford area including leader of 2 jazz-funk groups. Recorded 2 CDs, one with own compositions. Teaches jazz ensemble classes at Abingdon Music Centre as well as piano and keyboard privately. Organises Half-Term Holiday Jazz Courses for semi-professional musicians.
Dorothy started out by studying classical piano to grade 8 and at school, music theory to grade 8. Then studied jazz piano on holiday courses. Meanwhile she studied at Berklee College of Music, Boston USA. MA 1993-4 (winner of 3 Performer / Songwriter competitions while there). To her belt she added a Diploma in Music Education at Rockschool, London - 2010-11 (DipMusEd).
Former Member of London School of Samba and Unidos de Back Bay (Samba School in Boston) and spent 3 months in Brazil 1989-90 leaning language, music & culture.