Welcome to my website. I am Gila Robinson, I teach flute and piano in and around Easingwold and also in the Harrogate & Knaresborough area. I teach at Cundall Manor School too. I mostly travel to students' homes but I do some teaching from my own home in Husthwaite too.
During this second 'Lockdown' I am only offering lessons via Zoom. Hopefully we will be back to 'in person' lessons again soon. Thank you to all my students for making the adjustment to online lessons again - I do hope it is brief!! During this strange time I am noticing that my students really are struggling very much so I want to emphasise that our lessons are about making music fun and enjoyable. My music and painting are my therapy at the moment and I would love that your creativity could be that for you. And of course there is always Christmas to cheer our hearts. I have been busy designing Christmas cards (see below). Please check out my Christmas page for details of how to order some. Also I am organising a 'Virtual' Christmas concert as all my students love to play Christmas music and this is their opportunity to share with everyone on my website. Please see Lamby's page for more details.
My approach to teaching
I am very passionate about music and I love exploring different styles and approaches to learning with my students. I am a very experienced and caring teaching - I enjoy teaching piano and flute to both children and adults alike. The emphasis is on fun and exploration to discover what each individual really finds fascinating and enjoyable. I take great care to choose music for each student so that they will be inspired and motivated to play.
Many students do enjoy working towards music exams (ABRSM, Trinity and London College), equally I am happy to support students who simply wish to play for pleasure. I like to use all kinds of music to inspire, from Classical, jazz, to folk and pop.
I regularly hold concerts for my younger students so that they can become comfortable with performing. The concerts are very friendly and informal and just for friends and family. I also hold ‘Safe Circle Performing’ days where my students perform for each other in smaller groups. Here they can try out their pieces safely and receive positive feedback from all the participants. I'm really hoping that I will be able to hold concerts again next year but for the rest of this year due to Covid-19 I will be holding having a virtual Christmas Concert (please see Lamby's page).
Developing and maintaining a good relationship with students and parents is very important to me. I really value the insights of parents and having this good flow of communication is vital to the progress of students. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and abilities.
A parent's view
"Gila has taught all three of my girls to play the piano and they love her! She is an absolutely wonderful teacher - intuitive, great fun and, above all, her enthusiasm and passion for music are totally infectious. She even encouraged me to start learning piano - in my mid forties - and it’s been the most brilliant, life-affirming adventure."
If you live in the Easingwold area or Knaresborough/Harrogate and surrounds and are looking for piano or flute tuition please contact me for further details and for a free taster session.
FREE 30 MINUTE TASTER SESSION
01347 868216 or 07436 012028
Painting and other passions
One of the benefits of 'Lockdown" was being able to spend more time in nature and exploring my local area during the glorious Springtime. I also spent much more time painting than I have done in recent years and I have devoted a page on my website for my art.
This is my 'Porch painting' - it is about 5 ft high and includes some of my favourite birds.