Music Lessons with Rose Sage

Rose's musical life began with singing in choirs and playing in the recorder group at primary school. Keen to find the instrument she'd enjoy the most, Rose tried the violin, guitar and piano and decided that the piano was the one for her. However, at the age of 16, Rose began to learn the flute and realised immediately that this was the instrument she really wanted to specialise in.

After leaving school, Rose left London to study music at Dartington College of Arts where she gained a BA (Hons) in Music. She then went onto the DeMontfort University in Bedford to complete her PGCE teacher qualification. This lead Rose into her first professional career as a Primary classroom teacher where she found herself back in the choir and recorder group, only this time she was the teacher! Later, Rose learned to play the clarinet and saxophone and outside of school, she also played in bands, orchestras and small ensembles across South Devon. 

In 1997 Rose left full time teaching to have her children and later began a career as a peripatetic music teacher, providing lessons in woodwind, piano and theory. Today, her lessons include 'whole class' recorder lessons in 3 Primary schools in Torquay. In 2004 Rose was appointed as Head of Woodwind at Devon Youth Music and later she was commissioned by Torbay Council to complete consultative assessments towards teaching standards and quality assurance across Torbay schools. In 2006 Rose was engaged by Trinity College London as a Mentor on their Keystage 2 Music Teaching programme for  peripatetic Music teachers, to train and prepare them for large group lessons.

Throughout her teaching career, Rose has continued to perform as a musician at many venues and events across South Devon and beyond, as she firmly believes that performance is the pathway to improving personal skills and knowledge that can only be gained through live performance experiences. 

Rose is dedicated and driven towards improving the musical skills and knowledge of all her students, whatever their level or age. Helping them to achieve their musical goals and ambitions is Rose's primary objective and indeed, it is this that she finds the most fulfilling and rewarding part of her musical career.