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Halesowen 
  • (4 reviews)
Matthew
« I am a relative beginner and Mark is patient and kind and takes the... More »
Matthew
« I am a relative beginner and Mark is patient and kind and takes the time to make sure I understand before moving on. He’s a great teacher and I can’t recommend him enough. Thanks Mark! »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Mark Gareth
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • At the tutor's house
Taught subjects
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Fiddle
Levels
  • All Levels

Experienced Violin & Viola tutor in Halesowen - graduate of the Royal Academy of Music

Methodology

My lessons are grounded on learning the fundamental elements of being a musician - not simply 'grade hopping', but becoming a well rounded and capable performer. This includes following an appropriate book series in most cases, however I am a firm believer in developing aural skills and expanding knowledge of diverse musical styles. Most of my students will prove their ability by taking ABRSM or Trinity exams, and I am also able to teach the LCM and RSL syllabuses.

Background

I have been teaching privately for 10 years, and work for the Music Service in Birmingham (Services for Education). I have also taught at four other music services, so have a wide breadth of experience with all age groups, abilities and personalities. I studied Piano at the Royal Academy of Music where I received a Master of Arts, specialising in accompaniment, and have also attained a high level in both Violin and Viola.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £30/h

Details

My rate is £30 / hour pro rata. Most students have lessons of 30 minutes, which is £15. If you'd like a longer lesson that is absolutely fine (and for higher level students an hour is recommended).

Lessons offered by Mark Gareth
Individual
The lessons will be held
At the tutor's house
Taught subjects
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Fiddle
Levels
  • All Levels

Mark Gareth's CV

Academic Qualifications:

Royal Academy of Music 2016-18
MA Piano Accompaniment

Cardiff University 2012-15
BMus Music (Hons) – First Class


Awards and Achievements:

John Morgan Lloyd Scholarship Award, Cardiff University (2015)
Grade 8 Viola, Trinity College London
Grade 8 Violin, ABRSM
Grade 8 Piano, ABRSM


Employment Experience:

Instrumental Teacher, Services for Education 2018-
Teaching Piano and Keyboard including whole classes, smaller groups and individuals. Co-ordinating timetables, writing reports, liaising with schools and organising concerts. Accompanying exams, school choirs and religious services.

Keyboard Teacher, Birmingham Music School (Yamaha Training Point) 2018-19
Teaching Keyboard following a specified syllabus to groups of four to eight students. Arranging class concerts, preparing registers, communicating with parents.

Instrumental Tutor, Kingston Music Service 2016-18
Teaching piano to individual students in schools and music centres. Writing reports and managing pupil progress.

Instrumental Tutor, B.A.N.E.S Music Service 2015-16
Teaching Violin to whole classes, smaller groups and individuals. Supporting students, tutoring orchestral sections and accompanying choirs on Music Service tours abroad.

Instrumental Tutor, South Gloucestershire Music Hub 2015-16
Conducting a large intermediate string ensemble, organising repertoire and performances. Teaching Viola to individual students and accompanying exams.

4 reviews on Mark Gareth
  • 5/5

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4 recommendations

Matthew

I am a relative beginner and Mark is patient and kind and takes the time to make sure I understand before moving on. He’s a great teacher and I can’t recommend him enough. Thanks Mark!

O
Olivia

Mark is a colleague of mine from the local music service, however we first met at Cardiff University where we both read Music. Mark is an experienced instrumental teacher and phenomenal performer. He has great rapport with his students and plans intuitive lessons individually designed for each pupil. I highly recommend Mark as a tutor!

J
Jane

I have worked with Mark in String Workshops and on a Bath and North East Somerset Tour to Germany. He has accompanied my students in exams. Mark is an excellent pianist and has a genuine and respectful rapport with students and staff. I highly recommend Mark as a piano teacher.

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