I carefully plan my lessons to enable my students to make progress, achieve their goals and explore their creativity.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Violin (all levels from beginners to professional)
Viola (up to Grade 8 standard)
Chamber Music (all levels)
Music theory (all levels)
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Junior Diploma at The Purcell School of Music, London.
Bachelor of Music at the Royal College of Music, London.
Master in Performance at the Royal College of Music, London.
- How much do you charge?
£40/ 1 hour.
£25/ 30 minutes.
- Where do you teach?
I teach from home. I also can teach via Skype at the home rate.
I am happy to teach at my students' homes. Please contact me to discuss prices further as they might vary if I am required to travel long distances.
- When are you available?
Please contact me to find a mutually convenient time.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages and abilities.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am happy to tutor online at a suitable time for my student and myself on regular basis.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I will always give the needed individual attention to each of my students. I believe each student requires me to adapt my teaching skills to their interests, knowledge and ability in order to fulfill their potential to the maximum. Learning how to play the violin can be done to a professional level and also as an interest to broaden anyone's horizons.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I am currently a violin teacher at St Mary of the Angels and St StephenÂ´s Primary schools in London. My main role in these two schools is to provide one to one violin lessons, chamber music coaching and support orchestral sessions, as well as assessing the progress of my students throughout the school year. I often recommend scores the Music Department should consider acquiring and I also talk to parents about the studentsÂ´ progress.
It fascinates me to provide my pupils with a strong foundation so that they can build on it and express themselves through music. I think it is crucial to create positive relationships with my students to favour a better learning environment.
I seek to learn from my Professor at the RCM and the Yehudi Menuhin School, Natasha Boyarsky, who always encourages me to find the best methods for each individual student. Still to this day, I observe the lessons she gives to children of different ages and abilities. Additionally, through educational literature I am hungry to widen my horizon and develop on my own knowledge.
I aim to be an inspiring, creative and flexible teacher, continuously developing my students' interest in music through theoretical and practical skills. I carefully plan my lessons in order to help my pupils make progress and achieve their goals. I aim to create a good atmosphere during the lessons which will enable my students to reach their potential and explore their creativity.â€‹
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I do.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Purcell School of Music, London. Professor: Evgeny Grach.
Royal College of Music, London. Professors: Natasha Boyarsky & Radu Blidar.
When my granddaughter decided to learn the violin, I thought I would like to rekindle my playing to accompany her, even after a gap of 40 years. I had the great fortune to be reintroduced to the violin by Francina.Francina is not only an in-creditable performer, but a skilled, patient, encouraging and charming teacher. During my lessons, not only did I recover my original abilities, but improved on my technique, intonation and general performance.
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