I am a Professional Viola player who works as a contemporary soloist and chamber musician throughout the UK and Europe. I have experience teaching ages from 4 to 60. Whether you are learning for fun or working for an exam, I can help!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach classical violin and viola to pupils of all ages and standards. I also give chamber music lessons and piano lessons for early learners.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have an upper class Bmus with honours and a Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Performance with Distinction.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £30 an hour and £18 for half an hour.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at home.
- When are you available?
I am available all week, especially weekends.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach pupils of all ages and standards on the violin and viola, Everyone is welcome whether you want to learn seriously or just for fun.
I mainly work with younger pupils exploring music on the piano for the first time.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
If the pupil wishes to learn the violin or viola for graded exams, I can prepare them for ABRSM and Trinity/Guildhall examination boards. I also can help towards concerts and competitions, working on stage presence, confidence and how to cope with nerves.
On the piano I can introduce beginners to the instrument and take them up to grade 5.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am available to give lessons over Skype. I would recommend personal lessons as they are more effective but if it is more convenient I am happy to give online tutoring.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught a wide range of pupils from beginners to as high as grade 8. I have also taught a range of students from the age of 4 to as old as 60, it's never too late to learn! I often work with small groups of children with up to 5 in a class, and also have given lessons in Baroque violin and viola playing.
I specialise in teaching piano to early learners.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
No, but I can get one if requested.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I studied with Marguerite Wilkinson in Kent. With Graham Oppenheimer at Chethams School of Music, and Mark Knight at the Royal Northern College of Music. I have most recently studied with Garth Knox in Paris.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Sevenoaks International Chamber Music Festival
• Bmus (Hons)
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