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Robin Thornton - Music Teacher

Music lessons in Singing, Piano, Guitar, Bass and Drums.
Opening at 9:30 AM
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I love that thought, "Find yourself on the Stage, don't lose yourself".
Through Singing lessons, we develop our voice, constructing our sound in a one to one environment. I am a Piano and Guitar Teacher and I accompany my students live in the lessons. This gives the experience of playing togeth...

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Encouraging you to think, musically.

Whether you come for Singing lessons, Piano lessons, Guitar lessons, Bass lessons or Drum lessons, you will be encouraged to think, musically.

I love this motto, "Encourage to think, musically", because it really does cover all that I do. I encourage. thro...

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New student in Surrey! Great to start guitarists on their journey.

#guitarlessons #classicalguitar #acousticguitar #electricguitar

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Great weekend organising lessons with students from Orkney, Dundee and Dorking. Location based lessons are available in my teaching studio in Banchory. Online lessons bring great teaching to you.

#singinglessons ##pianoteacher #guitarlessons #bassguitarteacher #drumminglessons #banchory #aber...

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At first glance, my logo looks like a treble clef. I teach guitar, which reads from the treble clef. I am also a piano teacher. The piano reads from both the treble and bass clefs, which is why you will see the bass clef forming he mid-section of the logo. As a drumming instructor, I did consi...

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I teach music classically, although not necessarily "Classical".

I have said that I teach classically, although not necessarily "classical" since I started teaching, in 1993, but I was reminded of it, recently. A student asked to play a pop song. The notes were not very difficult. If I had wr...

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With restrictions easing, I have started teaching students in my teaching studio in Banchory. I started giving online lessons in 2010, so Covid didn't change my approach as a music teacher. Students who were reluctant to try online lessons, before the outbreak, were put in a position of trying ...

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"We play music"

We - I encourage families to make music together.
Play - Experiment and explore with learning.
Music - It's like magic, but it has US at the heart of it.

#musictheorylessons #singinglessons #musiclessons #pianolessons #guitarlessons #bassguitarlessons

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Want to learn guitar? I have spaces for students of Classical, Electric or Bass Guitar. Lessons are available online or at my teaching studio in Banchory. All ages, abilities and styles are welcome.

#guitarlessons #electricguitarlesson #classicalguitarlessons #bassguitarlessons

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5 days ago
My son has been having drum lessons with Robin for the past 4 months. Robin has a deep passion for music which he shares with his students. He treats each student as an individual and uses their strengths and interests to teach and keep them motivated. All mistakes are learning experiences and my son has made amazing progress with Robin as his teacher. Would highly recommend.
- Claire B
2 months ago
I started lessons with Robin after a life long belief that I couldn't sing (I'm 36)! I could never have anticipated then how much progress was possible, not just in my singing but also much more widely in my communication skills in day to day life - in presenting at work, parenting, and personal life. I have really grown in confidence in how I express myself and get a lot more enjoyment in doing so. Robin takes a unique approach to teaching which I thoroughly enjoy. His passion and professionalism really come across. He creates an atmosphere that is both comfortable and encouraging. He seems to have a good gauge of the appropriate level of challenge and be able to adapt his style of teaching to bring out the best in his pupils. The depth of learning I have taken from my lessons so far has not only been really interesting, but has also inspired a love of music and creativity that I never knew I had! Thanks Robin!
- Debbie L
a month ago
We like Robin's approach to teaching, rather than just focusing on the pieces for the grade exams his lessons have a wide range of topics that leads to a broader understanding of music. We like that the teaching is about music not rote learning. Our children remain engaged and enjoy their lessons.
- John K

Singing|Piano|Guitar|Drumming Lessons

I have been teaching since 1993.  I that time, I have been providing lessons in singing, piano, guitar, bass, drums, theory and composition to students of all ages and abilities. 

As a professional musician, I have extensive experience in performance in a variety of contexts such as solo, ensemble, ceilidh and rock concerts.

Lessons are available online or at my Teaching Studio in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.  Location based lessons have drawn students from Aberdeen, Banchory, Aboyne, Stonehaven, Strathdon and Portlethan.  Via online lessons, I have taught students from north Scotland to the south of England, France, the middle east, Russia and Australia.

Teaching Background

I am a music teacher who focuses on meeting the learning needs of the individual while developing the student in music theory and/or practice.While studying for my Teaching Diploma, I developed an interest in the Psychology of Learning and this informs my teaching practice. After graduating, with Distinction, I undertook an undergraduate degree in Music (BMus) at the University of Aberdeen. On graduating with a 2:1, I progressed to Masters level by studying for an MMus in Composition under Dr. Phillip Cooke.

Teaching Style

My academic interest in the education field is in the student-teacher interaction and my teaching approach is designed around student-centred learning. This means that the student benefits from lessons that are tailored according to their preferred learning styles.

With a breadth of knowledge and experience ranging from Classical (Reading) through to Jazz (Improvisation) and Composition, I will develop your skills, in a way that suits your learning preference. I teach in a classical style but this does not mean that you have to study classical music!

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Coach House
AB31 6NJ
United Kingdom

Business Hours

Mon:9:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Tue:9:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Wed:9:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Thu:9:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Fri:9:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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