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Flora
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Flora
« I would recommend Karel as a teacher from my experience working with him in a chamber group for the past three years. He is very professional and dedicated, with a strong passion for music. I am certain that he approaches teaching with the positive enthusiasm and supportive attitude that I have seen in his professional work. »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Karel
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Violin
  • Viola
Levels
  • All Levels

Professional violinist (Honours degree graduate) with 3 years of private teaching experience, offering individual and group lessons up to university level. Based in Birmingham.

Methodology

“I believe in building a solid foundation based on the understanding of technique and expanding musicianship skills. My focus is developing the students’ technique and musicianship alongside their performance skills and most importantly enjoyment through playing! “

I have experience with systems of learning and maintaining healthy and appropriate posture whilst playing. These include Alexander technique and the Feldenkrais Method. I also incorporate Suzuki teaching, Dalcroze and Colour Strings methods into my teaching.

I am happy to hear from prospective students and parents, and will tailor lessons to suit individual interests. I have experience of both the ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall exam procedures and offer lessons for pupils of any age offering violin and music theory tuition from beginner to Grade 8+. Fully DBS checked.

Background

I am an avid teacher and over the past three years have taught a variety of students. With more than three years of experience preparing his students for ABRSM examinations all the way to auditions for the highest level of playing. My expertise ranges from beginners to a student who secured offers from the top UK conservatoires through her auditions. For two years I have been part of the Melody group which is committed to instrumental teaching for people with learning disabilities.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h

Details

Rates for violin and music theory lessons:
£20 per half hour
£30 per hour

*rates for groups of up to four students are negotiable

Lessons offered by Karel
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Violin
  • Viola
Levels
  • All Levels

Karel's CV

Karel Vrbík, Violin

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra RBC, Birmingham 2019
Co-principal 2nd violin, Michael Seal conducting

The Ripieno Players (student-led orchestra) Birmingham 2019
Principal and Co-principal 1st violin

Welsh National Opera side-by-side scheme Birmingham 2018
Orchestra of the Swan side-by-side scheme RBC, Birmingham 2018

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra RBC, Birmingham 2018
Co-principal 2nd violin, Michael Seal conducting

Fantasia Orchestra (Student lead orchestra) Pimlico, London 2018

University of Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra UoB, Birmingham 2018

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra RBC, Birmingham 2018
Barry Wordsworth conducting

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Opera Orchestra RBC, Birmingham 2018
Michael Seal conducting

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Baroque Orchestra RBC, Birmingham 2017

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra RBC, Birmingham 2016
Sir Richard Armstrong and Barry Wordsworth conducting

CHAMBER MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire RBC, Birmingham 2018 Piano Trio: Coaching with the Castalian, Heath and The Lindsays Performance for the Beethoven Chamber Music Festival

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire RBC, Birmingham 2018 String Quartet: Coaching with the Kuss Quartet Performance for the Haydn Chamber Music Festival

EDUCATION
BMus (Hons) Performance RBC, Birmingham 2015 - 2019 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Major Teachers: Susanne Stanzeleit, Oliver Wille, Pavel Fischer

Chamber Music: Kuss Quartet, The Lindsays, Shubert Enesemble, Castalian Quartet, Daniel Tong

Masterclasses: Dalibor Karvay, Josef Špaček, Ayke Agus, Diamanda La Berge Dramm, Tamsin Waley-Cohen,
Nathaniel Vallois

2 reviews on Karel
  • 5/5

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2 recommendations

F
Flora

I would recommend Karel as a teacher from my experience working with him in a chamber group for the past three years. He is very professional and dedicated, with a strong passion for music. I am certain that he approaches teaching with the positive enthusiasm and supportive attitude that I have seen in his professional work.

Bethany Rose

Karel gave me really good insight to my audition repertoire for music college. He helped me with both my interpretation of the music, as well as technical aspects. He also gave me some unique exercises to improve bow control. It was a pleasure to work with him! I am now studying in my second year at music college and am still grateful for having had the opportunity to work with Karel.

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