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Ashleigh
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Ashleigh
« Karen is an excellent teacher who is incredibly patient and knows how to get the best out of you." – Ashley, 2013 »
£31/h
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Lessons offered by Karen
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Violin
  • Viola
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Kids

Karen - Central Canterbury - Violin

Methodology

Welcome to my tutor page. I am a dedicated and experienced violinist and teacher, tutoring students of all ages and abilities. My philosophy is to ensure that each student develops their own unique sense of musicianship alongside learning technique, in a rewarding and enjoyable environment. I strive to get the best out of every student, no matter their age or ability.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach violin, viola, piano and music theory.

I am primarily a classical musician, but can also teach folk and jazz elements.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

A first class honours degree in Music.

- How much do you charge?

I charge £31/hour for violin/viola/music theory lessons, or £16/30 minutes.

- Where do you teach?

I teach at my own home in central Canterbury. Due to my very busy lesson schedule, I'm generally unable to offer lessons at students' houses, but please do enquire about this if you wish.

- When are you available?

I have limited availability on weekdays, Tuesday – Friday. I tend to teach during school term time, but do offer extra lessons in school holidays on request.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Everyone is welcome - all ages and abilities! My current students range from ages 5 through to 70. I constantly strive to adapt to their many different aspirations. I currently teach violin and viola from absolute beginner to advanced level (grade 8+), including preparation for auditions, scholarships and recitals. Also, I teach music theory and am willing to incorporate theory/musicianship into lessons for no extra charge.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

ABRSM and Trinity examinations in violin and viola
Auditions, scholarships and recitals.
Orchestral, chamber and ensemble performance practices.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I am happy to answer any questions by email, and also offer music lessons via Skype.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Quite simply, I love playing. Therefore, I feel it is my duty get the best out of my students. Never be afraid to tell me about your personal goals and aspirations. Everyone plays an instrument for a different reason, whether it be taking the exam route for achievement, wanting to play in an ensemble or simply just for the love of music. My job as a teacher is to support you, as well as to help you discover all of the things that make up your own unique musical outlook.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Experience

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have 8 years' experience, tutoring all ages and abilities. I currently teach students from beginner level through to grade 8 and beyond, both privately and in schools.

As an active performer as a soloist and in professional ensembles, I take pride in ensuring my students receive tuition that is stimulating technically and musically, whilst always being enjoyable, constructive and enriching. I teach by demonstration, and encourage students to always listen as well as perform, to develop aural awareness and versatility in their own playing.

I give a realistic and sound outlook on any performances including exam preparation and auditions, or just simply playing for enjoyment.

My experience also extends to leading string workshops for all abilities, as I feel playing in an ensemble is one of the most rewarding and pleasurable aspects of playing a stringed instrument.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I completed my studies with Carmel Kaine. I also received string quartet coaching with Martin Outram of the Maggini Quartet.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Leon String Quartet- (concealed information)

ISM full member

European String Teachers' Association; full member

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £31/h
Lessons offered by Karen
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
Taught subjects
  • Violin
  • Viola
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Kids

Karen's CV

• BMus(hons); 1st class
• Current DBS certificate
• ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians)
• ESTA (European String Teachers Association)

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2 recommendations

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Ashleigh

Karen is an excellent teacher who is incredibly patient and knows how to get the best out of you." – Ashley, 2013

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Andrew

We were looking for a specialist children's music teacher and were lucky enough to find Karen – she's been teaching our daughter (6) piano and violin for a couple of years and she absolutely loves it. She is very patient and makes the lessons fun and pitched at just the right level for them to progress. She's recently started teaching our son (4) as well and has a fantastic relationship with them both.

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