|The Compendium of music Activities was devised by Jo Wood, G Mus, LTCL. Jo brings over thirty years of woodwind teaching experience to her Compendium of Music Activities. She has taught all ages from eight upwards, including adults, through private lessons and as a peri., in both independent and state schools.
Jo tutors on the Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute and Alto Saxophone. She also teaches Theory knowing that it is crucial to a child’s advancement in music and that it must go hand-in-hand with learning their instrument.
Being keen that her students gain confidence in public performance —after all playing an instrument is a gift to be shared with an audience—and experience the elation of creating music as a group she organises concerts for them to perform in.
Jo is a firm believer in encouraging achievement, as that is the surest way to give her pupils a life-long love for playing music. To achieve this she has them take practical music exams as well as join ensembles and/or orchestras run either at a school or elsewhere.
Jo’s motivation for creating her Compendium of Music Activities is that over her many years of teaching she is of the view that play is by far the most effective way of engaging with young students and is much preferred by them to rote learning.
In her free time Jo plays in a number of orchestras and instrumental ensembles.
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