I teach from absolute beginner through to advanced and I will tailor the lessons to suit your individual needs. The first lesson will be used for both the student and I to get to know each other, and to ascertain what it is the pupil would like to gain from the lessons. The student’s own interests will determine what direction the lessons take, as I find that that is a great way to get the best out of working together.
Even though I specialise in Scottish and traditional violin, I teach the violin as an instrument rather than a particular genre. Regardless of what genre you would like to play, I think it is essential to have a solid understanding of the instrument itself. I will take you through technique of playing, how to build a repertoire, and the necessary theory to play the violin.
I am a professional musician, teacher and performer with over 15 years experience. I have been teaching for over 12 years and I have been performing since the age of 12. I am part of critically acclaimed Scottish traditional music band, the Tannahill Weavers, with whom I have toured with internationally as well as around the UK.
Malcolm is my daughter's fiddle teacher. She has made tremendous progress with him and has enjoyed every single lesson! Malcolm is friendly, patient and knows exactly what a student needs in order to progress and have fun with the instrument! I very highly recommend Malcolm as a fiddle teacher!!
Hello, I have been a student of Malcolm for two years now, starting as a complete beginner. He gently encourages you and offers advice to help you along your journey of learning the fiddle.
He is patient and sensitive to your playing level and offers exercises to help you adjust your technique.
I recommend Malcolm to you.
Malcolm has been providing my daughter with weekly violin lessons for over 1.5 years now and I must admit, he is great! He is everything you would look for in a tutor: patient, flexible, helpful, knowledgable and extremely talented in his field. I would recommend Malcolm to anyone wishing to receive quality violin and/or fiddle tutoring.
I have been using Malcolm as my Violin tutor for almost 10 years . He has been great! Really easy going, friendly, he often pushes me outside my comfort zone, but in the best way! He is also an incredibly talented Musician. Thank you Malcolm!
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