I am a professional freelance violinist and tutor. Since graduating the Royal Northern college of music, I have been busy playing and teaching. I currently have spaces for anyone who is keen!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach the violin as my main subject, can also help out with music theory when needed. I can teach basic skills of jazz improvisation to those who are interested.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Bachelor of Music (hons) from the Royal Northern College of Music, where I studied under a well known professor. I have done graded exams in the past so I have knowledge of how it works for those who want to go down that route. I studied at the Purcell School of Music.
- How much do you charge?
My rate is £20 per half hour and £30 per hour. This is based on students coming to me or students within a 3 miles radius. My call out charge is £25 for 30 mins and £35 for 60.
- Where do you teach?
I teach from home, can also travel. My call out charge will be slightly higher to factor in travel time and expenses.
- When are you available?
To be arranged when contacted. Can be flexible.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Willing to teach all ages and all abilities! I prefer to teach one to one but can discuss group lessons if needs be.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Can prepare students for:
- Help with GCSE/A level
- higher education (both uni and music conservatoire.)
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am willing to conduct lessons over skype.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Learning music in any shape or form is brilliant for academic, artisitc and personal development. I chose the violin as it is not only a good challenge, but I find it to be the most incredible invention to exist in music. Please get in touch!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have extensive experience as a chamber, orchestral and pop player. I was first violinist of two quartets whilst studying with whom I performed with around the UK and Wales including performances at the Wigmore Hall. I am currently freelancing, including orchestral work, chamber music, private events and functions. I also play pop music and have two bands.
I also own two small business' with my wife, one for pet sitting, the other for children's parties.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have public Liability insurance and a DBS.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the Royal Northern College of Music under Maciej Rakowski, world renowned violinist and tutor. Before then I was at the Purcell School as well as attending the Royal College of Music Junior Department.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Musicians Union.
Charlie is the best in the business- outstanding musicianship, total professionalism, and just happens to be great company too
Without doubt, Charlie was the best music teacher our children have ever had. It's not that easy to get children and especially boys, excited about extra curricular violin but they never complained about Charlie coming. They made enormous progress under his tutelage and had great fun doing so. He moved away and we really miss him.
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