I believe in creating a relaxed atmosphere in lessons where communication, good posture and humour can enable deep learning. With engagement, understanding and regular time set aside for consolidation, I aim to help lessons be a highlight in musical development. I enjoy teaching adults as well as younger learners and encourage independent learning no matter what the aims or repertoire. I am passionate about playing and teaching music in a variety of styles and my range has included performances with Madonna, Led Zeppelin, the London Symphony Orchestra and various chamber ensembles.
I studied in Ireland with Adrian Petcu before gaining a scholarship at post-graduate level to study with the Amadeus string quartet at the Royal Academy of Music, London where I was recently made an Associate (ARAM) in recognition of my services to music. Specialising from early learners to 1st Diploma level, students have become both professional players and enjoyed a life long love of amateur music making. I am an ABRSM examiner and regularly present seminars to string teachers in the UK and Asia as well as writing violin teaching books including 'Best of Grade' 1-5 violin books and Violin Studies, both published by Faber. A beginner tutor book written with Paul Harris will be released shortly.
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I was a member of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for twenty-five years and am Principal 2nd violin with the Orchestra of St. John’s while regularly playing with the Royal Opera House.
I was a violin professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for 15 years and am currently Head of a large String Department in an Independent school in London. I am a mentor on ESTA (European String Teacher’s Association) PGCE teaching course and my articles on teaching are published in international music magazines. I have performed in a variety of venues including Carnegie and Wigmore Halls, Sydney and Royal Opera Houses as well as pop arenas in London and Dubai.
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