I am a big believer that a good teacher is one that is able to react to his/hers students' needs! Therefore I am passionate to find what works best for each of my students individually on their way to the musical world.
Over my 5+ year of teaching music and over 15 years of being a violinist, I have learned that building a strong foundation is key to finding freedom in music and discovering your own musical language. Therefore as a teacher, I insist on finding the right playing technique for each of my students first, before moving on to anything else. Establishing a good practice discipline is also key in my methodological beliefs, because once found and created, good discipline never really goes away.
I always aim to inspire my pupils to find love and enjoyment for music and to use it as a tool to express themselves!
I teach a wide range of students from early year beginners, to conservatoire level students, to adults playing violin simply for pleasure and as a hobby!
Get in touch and let's find your musical path!
*Online lessons on Skype/Zoom available!*
*Face to face lessons available!!*
I have been giving private lessons for the past 5 years, having had students ages 4-35.
My professional experience includes:
-Master of Arts at Royal Academy of Music (currently studying);
-Bachelor of Music at Royal Academy of Music;
-Professional Qualification in Teaching at National School of Music (Sofia, BG);
-Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots Team 2019-2021;
-Outreach work as part of Open Academy at Primrose Hill Primary School, Rhyl Primary School, Royal London Hospital (Children's Wing), Royal Free Hospital.
My personal journey in music has always been heavily influenced by the Russian music school system, as my school was based on their methodology. I do believe I still carry a lot of that in me, even tough I haven't lived in Eastern Europe for five years now- the discipline that I've built throughout the years combined with a particular kind of expressive music making. I try to pass on as much of this as I can, as it is what brought me to where I am today.
Creating a structure for my students, both practical and physical lies at the base of my methodology. I give a lot of attention to establishing the foundations of violin playing, especially for beginners, because once that feels natural, the musicality of a person can come through so much easier. The repertoire of my students always includes a big portion of technical exercises and scales combined with various repertoire from different time periods. I think it is important I give a variety of repertoire to my students, as that helps them explore their personal preferences, find what feels good and unleash their musicality!
Perfect! Magdalina was very friendly and patient with me as I was re-adjusting from my (bad) posture habits. She is very knowledgeable, skilled and has great communication as well, highly recommended!
Magdalina is for many reasons a wonderful teacher: she can produce an amazing sound on her violin, I keep learning from her deep musicality and also as a person, Magdalina is more than recommendable with all her humour and positive thinking !
Magdalina has been teaching my 5 year old the violin and I appreciate her patience, knowledge and professionalism. She always finds a way to make the lesson encouraging and fun!
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|1 hour||Not available||£46||£35|
|5 hours||Not available||£210||£175|
|10 hours||Not available||£420||£350|