Emeline Makin

Emeline Makin

Emeline Makin locationSt Albans, Hertfordshire, Herts

It's great to meet you, welcome to my profile.
My name is Emeline. I offer services in language and flute tutoring.
I am a passionate linguist, and keen musician . Owing to a busy life I have not been able to dive into tutoring in the last couple of years, and now I am happy to have plenty of free time again to enjoy this offering.
Much of my childhood involved grappling with languages, as I come from an international background and began traveling in my early years. I continued to study French and German at University, coupled with International Politics. During this season of my life I tutored a client German, who gave me hugely positive feedback following his move to a German-speaking country. Hand in hand with my pen friend exchanges with a French friend of mine, where we taught each other our languages, and my mother's summer English school which I was involved in, I had a wonderful linguistic experience of both avidly learning, whilst sharing and teaching with others.
In addition to languages I developed a love for my flute from the age of 8 years, which I carried on throughout school, in orchestral and small groups, and in various organically-grown home bands at University. I led various flute groups as a pupil, which nourished my interest in supportive mentoring.
A few years down the line now I am able to take a professional approach to sharing my hobbies and interests in a tutoring format. I am happy to offer this both to children and adults.
My practice of teaching involves a harmony of structure and creative flow. I am completely committed to meeting you where you are at and tailoring the sessions towards your greatest advantage. With languages for example I approach this through layers; the grammar is as the skeleton of the language body. We need to place this as the foundation for building on, otherwise your grasp of it will not stand. And the pattern continues for vocab, nuances, and cultural understanding. I weave active speaking, listening exercises, games, reading and writing together. In the past I have made my own useful diagrams and pictorial charts to convey sometimes complex grammar as something much more enjoyable. I take joy in creating new colourful perspectives of approaching topics, styling this to be both fun and rewarding. The gift of a new language enables us to open our eyes to a new way of seeing something. It is a researched idea that gaining another language opens your brain and body to perceive the world in an altered, more rounded way, as if adding a whole new splash of colour to your palette. It truly is amazing, and you can only taste and see for yourself.
Regarding musical acquisition, playing the flute has been for me an exercise of both practical skill, deep learning, and mindfulness well-being. The way of the flute is such which asks for conscious breathing, undivided attention and an expression of who one is. This, I believe, is important in our modern day lives. My tuition will involve the basic skeletal structure needed to build a core of knowledge and skill in music making, this includes: holding the flute and placing fingers correctly for ease, posture, embouchure, the theory and practice of scales and their counterparts, how to read the music (if the musical language is new to you), exercises to build technical skill/confidence/sense of rhythm, the inclusion of specific technicalities, dynamics and so on. There is no problem at all if you have never been exposed to reading and understanding music. What might make me unique is my innate ability to explain sometimes complex topics into something easily digestible, stemming from my experience and love of sharing and teaching my interests.
I hope this gives enough clarity and ease for you. What remains to be said is that I am a friendly, approachable person. I am open to feedback and aim to develop myself onward as a teacher. I look forward to hearing from you!
Best wishes,
Emeline

If you are interested in my qualifications:
I have a First Bachelors of Science in languages and political science (from Cardiff University);
Grades 1-8 in the flute, including musical theory grade 5 (all ABRSM).

  • Telephone: 07963 246296
  • Founded: 2018
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What do you love most about your job?

I love interacting with others and building fruitful partnerships. Sharing my interests is a joy.

What inspired you to start your own business?

My aim is to become self-employed in the area of mentoring/tutoring and well-being. Mental, emotional and physical well-being & harmony is a key area of interest for me, which I hope to offer as a more specialised service when I am ready.

Why should our clients choose you?

I approach life devotedly and passionately. You can be assured that I am reliable, organised and committed, whilst I am also creating new ideas, bringing spark and enthusiasm to the table.

Services provided by Emeline Makin

Emeline Makin Services

Flute teaching

I am a flautist with 10 years of experience in tuition and orchestral and group participation, all of which I took great enjoyment in. It is for this reason I would like to offer my services for tuition to budding flautists, drawing on my experience and passion for this special time of getting to know the instrument, and learning to grow in confidence and in love for the art of flute playing. Being a flautist has truly suited my character, as someone who works deeply with the power of breath, the elegance of fine note tuning, harmonising and with an intrigue for precision, whilst retaining the flare for everyone's own artistic take on the practice. Playing the flute has been for me an exercise of both practical skill, deep learning, and mindfulness wellbeing. The way of the flute is such which asks for conscious breathing, undivided attention and an expression of who one is. This, I believe, is important in our modern day lives. The act of taking up the hobby of the flute empowers our capacity to pause, breathe and release, whilst creating beautiful tones and sounds of (hopefully) enjoyable music! My tuition will involve the basic skeletal structure needed to build a core of knowledge and skill in music making, this includes: holding the flute and placing fingers correctly for ease, posture, embouchure, the theory and practice of scales and their counterparts, how to read the music (if the musical language is new to you), exercises to build technical skill/confidence/sense of rhythm, the inclusion of specific technicalities, dynamics and so on. There is no problem at all if you have never been exposed to reading and understanding music. What might make me unique is my innate ability to explain sometimes complex topics into something easily digestible, stemming from my experience and love of sharing and teaching my interests. I am completely committed to meeting you where you are at and tailoring the sessions towards your greatest advantage.

Language tutoring

I am an enthusiastic linguist, and have previously loved tutoring languages. Having grown up for part of my childhood in Southern France, and with a family originating from Switzerland, I have been privileged to learn French at a young age. This was when my passion for languages was ignited, and I continued to take both French and German through school and pursued my degree in these. Presently I would love to dive into using my language skills again and to have the joy in sharing these with others. I am a very friendly, warm and engaging person.

  • Telephone: 07963 246296
  • Founded: 2018

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