Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Stagecoach and Cornwall Music Education Hub

The last month has been an incredible whirlwind in the world of Benton Music, and comes with a couple of important updates.
I am now a Registered Hub Provider with Cornwall Music Education Hub (CMEH). CMEH are a brilliant organisation committed to supporting music education throughout Cornwall. Their vision, from their website:

"To celebrate and grow Cornwall’s rich music legacy by shaping an inclusive and dynamic culture which inspires learning, creates aspirational performance opportunities and supports every child and young person to achieve their musical potential."

What becoming a Hub Provider means for my students is that I am able to offer subsidies to eligible children, and hopefully make my services more accessible for those that need it most - more information can be found here.


I am also now a singing teacher for Stagecoach Performing Arts, Truro! For about a month now, I've been getting to know the kids, and on the 21st September, a few of them performed in the city centre for World Peace Day. I've only known them a short time and am already so proud of them. I am beyond excited to see what the future holds with my work with Stagecoach.

Monday, 9 September 2019

Update: September 2019


So, another year is speeding past, and I thought an update would be in order, starting with the smallest news first.

- I have added a section to this website on my teaching philosophies - please click here to have a look.

- In bigger news, Benton Music had its very first showcase last month at Truro Baptist Church, where a portion of my roster performed to friends and family. They are all at different stages of their learning journey with me so I am extremely proud of all involved.

- Finally ... my in-progress teaching studio, as of this week, will be completed with the installation of electric, and I will be teaching all future lessons in this space.

Want to be one of the first students in my brand-new professional space? Why not get in contact and book a taster session!

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Hello all!

So I thought it prudent to update. The year has been rushing by at a rate of knots and before we know it, it will be 2019.
Myself and my students are doing wonderfully, and I have been proud of the progress all of them have made this year, even the ones that have only been with me for a short space of time.
We are beginning to spread our wings a little bit - some of my students have been busking, and some more have started to attend open mics. In the New Year I will be planning a Benton Music concert that all my students and their friends and family will be welcome to attend.

I recently completed my MA in Music; and results day is on the 11th December. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

- S

Saturday, 17 March 2018

March 2018 update!

Hello, and welcome to Benton Music!
A lot has been happening at Benton Music HQ - notably the development of a dedicated teaching and recording space in the pipeline.
Also a big congratulations to one of my students, Maia, for her performances at Cornwall Music Festival in Truro this year. Yesterday, she came first in the category for Songs From The Shows with 89 points overall, and second in the Popular Song category with 87 points overall. Both performances achieved the mark "Distinction". This is a real milestone for her and her confidence development, and she of course performed beautifully. Well done!