I gained both my MMus and BMus (1st Class Hons) from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where I studied with renowned teachers such as David Takeno and Krysia Ososotowicz. I spent a year studying teaching methods and have since successfully put it into practice, giving lessons to young children and adults, from beginner to advanced.
My students have received exceptional results at all exam levels. I tailor every lesson to the individual's needs and make sure they are both fun and informative. I am familiar with both Suzuki and Colourstrings methodology and draw from several methods to create the best possible learning experience.
I am an experienced performer and teacher, having taught student a of varying ages and abilities. I am continuing my studies on the masters course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, whilst regularly performing and teaching.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with First Class Honours, and am now completing a masters degree in violin performance at the Guildhall School.
- How much do you charge?
£30/hour (negotiable depending on travel arrangements)
£20/half an hour
- Where do you teach?
I am happy to teach at home or at the students house. I am based between Dalston and Highbury so can easily travel to Islington, Old Street, Barbican, Shoreditch and Hackney.
- When are you available?
I am fairly flexible
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Beginner - Advanced
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Exams, Entry Auditions, Competitions
-I have been teaching the violin and piano for the past 6 years
-I have taught students from age 5-50 and have helped achieve all kinds of goals, from giving recitals to passing Grade 8 with Distinction
-I have also given chamber music masterclasses and group lessons
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught children and adults from beginners to advanced and have helped with exams, as well as teaching larger groups of students and leading workshops/ interactive performances.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I am an organised, knowledgable and professional violin teacher who is passionate about passing on my musical knowledge to students. My teaching method is effective, with proven results, yet lessons are creative and enjoyable. Through performing, I have gained the confidence to communicate my ideas to an audience, and have regularly given workshops, group classes and presentations to children. I have worked in a quartet and in various other ensembles for 6 years, so am experienced at listening to ideas and working as part of a team, as well as giving chamber music masterclasses to children. I have had excellent feedback from teaching assignments during both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2010-2016
- Studied with David Takeno and Krysia Osostowicz
- BMus (First Class Honours, Concert Recital Diploma, Donald Weekes Memorial Prize)
- MMus (with Distinction)
Wells Cathedral School
- Specialist Musician, studying violin with Catherine Lord
A*AA at A level
10 GCSE’s, A* and A’s
- Achieved Grade 8 violin aged 12, Grade 8 piano aged 15
Led ‘Rite Up Close’, an orchestral outreach performance for children
Has recently run a series of workshops in London schools with the Eusebius Quartet, in association with the Foundling Museum
Received distinction for Guildhall conducting exam, and has since conducted children and adults
Private students regularly achieve distinction in ABRSM and Trinity Exams at all levels
Has worked with interactive performance specialists ‘Decoda’ in schools, presenting interactive music lessons
Completed the Collaborative Skills elective at the Guildhall School, where Venetia took music classes of up to 30 children
Has extensive practice supervision experience
Teaching Skills module at the Guildhall School - included teaching observation, lesson
plans, and lesson write-ups
She has led the Janus Ensemble (the orchestra that I run) for the past 2 years. Not only has she proven to be professional, punctual and reliable, but she has also shown her ability to work with both children and adults at our various outreach and education projects.
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