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Lessons offered by Louise
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Violin
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Kids

Music graduate from Cardiff University offering violin and music theory/reading lessons in South Wales - beginners welcome!

Methodology

I teach beginners and intermediates, both children and adults. I believe in a practical learning approach in which the student learns how to apply new techniques to exciting repertoire in order to gain confidence in their passion for music. Depending on the level of the student, I encourage pupils to explore repertoire they are especially interested in, as well as expose them to new pieces I believe they might enjoy learning. I can teach all styles of music, and am able to provide piano accompaniment in lessons and exams.

Background

I am a violinist, violist, pianist and composer. I studied at Cardiff University and the University of New Hampshire, United States, graduating with a First Class Honors degree in music (Summa Cum Laude). In the US I completed a course in string teaching, specifically focusing on teaching beginners and children.

I have studied violin with Rhys Watkins of the London Symphony Orchestra, Laurence Kempton of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Terry Porteus of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Hannah Reitz of Symphony New Hampshire (United States), and Marianne Olyver of the Royal Academy of Music.

Most recently I was concertmaster of the Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra, 2018-19. I have also played in a range of ensembles, including string trios and quartets, piano trios, duets with violin, viola, piano and guitar, vocal-instrumental ensembles. I was the principal violinist of the Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group for two consecutive years.

I have played in orchestras based in Suffolk, Cardiff, London and New Hampshire (US) since 2012, participating in tours to Italy and Germany and across the East Coast of the US.

I have played a variety of repertoire, ranging from Renaissance to 21st century, consisting of orchestral, chamber, and solo music.

I have experience teaching violin and viola pupils from the age of 5 to 50 from initial to grade 8. Additionally I have experience in a wide range of contexts, including teaching English as a second language, maths and humanities in Madagascar, and running composition workshops for 13-15 year olds at Cardiff University.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £85
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £180
Lessons offered by Louise
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Violin
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Kids

Louise's CV

Academic Qualifications:
First Class Honors Degree from Cardiff University (Bachelor of Music with a year of study abroad)
3 A-levels (A* in music, A in German and English Literature) and 1 AS-level (A in French)
12 GCSEs (11 A*s and 1 A)

I have studied violin with Rhys Watkins of the London Symphony Orchestra, Laurence Kempton of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Terry Porteus of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Hannah Reitz of Symphony New Hampshire (United States), and viola with Marianne Olyver of the Royal Academy of Music.

I have played in orchestras based in Suffolk, Cardiff, London and New Hampshire (US) since 2012, participating in tours to Italy and Germany. I have performed in several concerts in Westminster, London with the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, including a New Years Day concert at West Minster Central Hall attended by members of the Royal Family, as well as with the London Aurora Orchestra at the Apex, Bury St Edmunds.

Most recently I was concertmaster of the Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra, 2018-19. I have also played in a range of ensembles, including string trios and quartets, piano trios, duets with violin, viola, piano and guitar, vocal-instrumental ensembles. I was the principal violinist of the Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group for two consecutive years.

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