Rose Sage

I studied music, specialising in flute performance and teaching, at Dartington College of Arts in the 1980s. I also gained my PGCE in primary teaching and worked as a primary class teacher in the 1990’s. After having my two daughters I returned to full time peripatetic teaching in 1998. Along the way I also gained my Dip ABRSM Flute Diploma and have taught flute to this level, with pupils moving on to study music at university and specialist music schools such as The Purcell School.

I have taught First Access whole class recorder lessons to classes in primary schools for 16 years in Torbay, with groups being invited to play for the Torbay Music Festival Live Concert Experience Days and as an example of good practice for Primary Teachers CPD workshop days.

I am passionate about the art of teaching and I get tremendous pleasure from introducing different styles of music to my pupils. I teach children and adults from age 7 upwards, with my specialist instrument being the flute, from beginners to Grade 8 and beyond.

Since I started teaching, whilst still a student in the 1980’s, I have become increasingly interested in teacher training particularly in the area of training non musician primary teachers to feel able and confident to teach music to their classes. I have delivered in service training for Devon Youth Music, Torbay Council and Trinity College London and I am particularly interested in working with primary schools to help them integrate musical literacy into their music curriculum teaching.

I believe that music teachers should practice what they preach! I am the Principal Flute with Torbay Symphony Orchestra, the Concert Band of Britannia Royal Naval College and also am the joint director of the Shine Steel Community Band in Dartmouth, which gives me the opportunity to play many different styles of music every week, alongside my teaching.

If you are an individual or from a school, get in touch to enquire about my availability to start or continue your musical journey as an instrumentalist or musical primary class teacher.


  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Music theory
  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Recorder
  • Saxophone

Teaching types

  • Adult Learning
  • Curriculum Music
  • Ensembles/group music-making
  • Individual lessons
  • Large group lessons
  • Small group lessons
  • Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET)
  • Workshops

Legal documentation

  •   Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Children’s Barred List
  •   Child protection/safeguarding training certificate
  •   Public Liability Insurance

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