Alex Delling- Tutor/Founder

 

E-mail: musictrainyourbrain@outlook.com

Tel: 01395279588

Professional info

 

Alex is a qualified, experienced, and passionate teacher and musician. She has had a career as a professional musician, a music teacher, and director of a full time music service. The business developed into a successful enterprise in a number of schools, where she was responsible for the full management of the programme. She became the musical director of the local theatre productions and conducted workshops for mature students. During Alex’s training as a teacher she obtained one good, and three ‘outstanding’ lesson observations. She is currently studying her Masters in Education which will enable her to develop music tuition that is of the highest standard in all areas. Alex has a wealth of experience in teaching all age groups and abilities. She is a passionate, professional and fun teacher. She wants her students to achieve their best, through their hard work accompanied by outstanding lessons. 

 

After her graduate degree in Music and Sociology, Alex obtained a diploma in music performance through the Trinity College of London. She undertook as professional career as lead saxophonist in the Park Lane Big, and played for a number of weddings and concerts. She managed and conducted a choir of 40 adults who participated in many concerts. She also organised and led successful workshops on conducting, performing, and musical theory. She maintains her performing career by playing the flute and saxophone at various occasions, including shows, weddings and parties. It is her combined skills as a teacher and professional musician that will make Alex a valuable asset to any school or student.

 

 

Work experience

 

PERIPATETIC MUSIC TEACHER AND MANAGER 

Sept 2013 - Sept 2015   
Three primary schools and one secondary schools, Kojonup, Western Australia.
Summary: Alex set up a successful full time peripatetic business in rural Western Australia. She managed the business for 70 individual students ranging from primary school age to adult students. She also carried out workshops, rehearsals and classroom lessons for 4 groups.

Responsibilities and Achievements:

Managed the school planning, assessment, advertising and finances for the music programme.

Undertook differentiated planning and assessment for a range of classes and individuals.

Created opportunities for students to perform throughout the year, including the advertising and organisation of the performance. 

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND WORKSHOP LEADER                                      

Oct 2013 - Aug 2014    
Kojonup, Western Australia.
Summary: She took on the role of musical director for a show called ‘Our Story About Love’, she evaluated and conducted weekly music rehearsals for 5 musicians and a 30 piece choir. She also ran a beginner and intermediate conducting course for adults on conducting.

Responsibilities and Achievements: 

- Managed the on-going rehearsals which included conducting, making notes on ongoing issues, answering any questions, and providing constructive criticism and praise when needed.

- Communicated effectively with the stage manager, sound crew and director during the shows.

- Maintained a professional role and was able to facilitate the choir to reach their potential and the five shows were sold out.

- Advertised the workshops, organised the finances, planned and delivered the lessons.

 

ASSOCIATE LECTURER

October 2012 – July 2013  
Exeter College, Exeter, UK.

Summary: Exeter College is a large tertiary college, she took part in an Ofsted pilot "no notice" inspection in which they were judged ‘outstanding’. She taught two AS sociology classes and ran the sociology section of the Access to Higher Education course. The students on the access course consisted of a wide range of ages, abilities, and ethnic  minorities.

Responsibilities and Achievements:

- Leader of extra curricular study skills in humanities.

- Delivered a Continuous Professional Development workshop to staff.

- Delivered and planned outstanding lessons, including resources and facilitated curriculum design.

- Wrote reports on students for the college and university and facilitated at open days and parent evening.

- Undertook formal and informal assessment, including department moderation.

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR MUSIC WORKSHOP LEADER FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

October 2011 – June 2012
Three Ways School, Bath.

Summary: The school is a generic community special school, particularly for Physical and Sensory disabilities. She volunteered to run an after school music workshop for 10 students with a ranging degree of disabilities.

Responsibilities and Achievements:

- Inclusive teaching strategies and fun were at the heart of planning and delivery.

- Developed patience, perseverance and excellent communication skills.

 

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE CAREER   

2007-2015
From an early age she played first flute in the Devon County Youth Orchestra, I also played lead Baritone Saxophone in the Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra. From there she progressed to playing first flute and piccolo in the Bath Spa University Orchestra and Wind band. She played tenor saxophone in the Park Lane Big Bans in Bath and had my own saxophone quartet. She has recently performed solo flute in a sold out show in Western Australia and played solo jazz saxophone at a number of events.

Responsibilities and Achievements:

- Attending weekly rehearsals prepared and committed to play my best.

- Working and liaising with others to achieve the best performance possible.

- Seeking out and leasing with new venues in which to perform.

- Practising on a daily basis to achieve my full potential. 

 

 

Additional Training

 

2015- Safeguarding children

 

 

2015- How to stretch and challenge all learners

 

 

2015- Embedding Equality and Diversity in all lesson

 

 

2014- Community development and disability inclusion

 

 

2013- Qualified Teacher and Learning Status

 

 

2013- ‘Marking and feedback for students'.

 

 

 

 

 

Interests

 

Music performance

 

Travelling

 

Fitness events

 

Surfing and Netball

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

 

Open University- Masters in Education 

2014 - present

Alex feels that it is important to continue professional development throughout her career. The current module, Educational Enquiry, explores the roles that research can play for professional practice and policymaking. She has engaged with and examined the nature of educational research, and some of the practical strategies and skills involved in both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The next module is Leadership in Education which I will complete in 2016.

 
Plymouth University/Exeter College- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

2012 - 2013

Alex trained to be a teacher at Exeter College, which won 'The Times Best College of the Year' award, offering a high level of training. Whilst on her PGCE she got offered a job as an associate lecturer for the access course, where she created resources, planned and delivered outstanding lessons, and assessed students on their work. Alex also took part in a number of training sessions and ran two training sessions to other staff at the college. Alex obtained one good, and three outstanding lesson observations on the PGCE. 

 

Associate of Trinity College of London- Level 4 Diploma in Music Performance (flute)

2010 - 2011

 

This demonstrates that Alex is able to play a range of styles and techniques. Material must be technically demanding in excess of the standard required at Grade 8 or Advanced Certificate. It shows Alex's significant musical maturity, conceptual understanding and stylistic awareness of musical performance.

 

Bath Spa University- BA Joint Hon Degree in Music and Sociology.

2009 - 2012

 

Alex was not only committed to her academic studies but also gaining relevant work experience. She obtained the lead flute role in the wind band and orchestra and played lead saxophone in a jazz band outside of university. Alex also ran a voluntary music group for disabled children, conducted a number of one to one lessons at the university, and undertook work experience in a number of schools. 

 

 

 

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm

​Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-8:00pm

CONTACT

 

Tel: 07401111460

Email: musictrainyourbrain@outlook.com

Website: www.musictrainyourbrain.com

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