I have an empathetic, encouraging teaching approach. Obtaining a strong technical foundation is essential, I believe, for playing with confidence, enjoyment and passion! I love to work on music the student enjoys and if this is uncertain I will of course help in the discovery process. If the student wishes to work towards exams they would do so with my full support and guidance throughout. The most important aspect is to enjoy the journey of learning, playing and understanding the instrument and it's potential.
Performing and teaching for over 10 years, Inspiring people worldwide, of all ages and abilities, to play the violin/viola and appreciate a range of musical genres. I have spent a lot of time travelling the world playing music. Holding a degree in world/contemporary music but classically trained, I continued my studies to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in performance at Trinity College of Music, London.
Professional violinist/ viola Player with over 10 years Performing and teaching experience. Holder of a B.A. Honours degree in Music and Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance. Experience includes devising lessons/ workshops and developing activities/learning material for groups and one to one lessons. Inspiring people of all ages and abilities to learn and appreciate music. Embodying an empathetic, encouraging, enthusiastic approach to teaching. Passionate to utilise my skills and experience to further peoples enjoyment and love of music and performance.
Passionate, enthusiastic teacher, clearly speaking to a wide range of students varying in age and ability
Frequent communication with Parents/Carers/ School staff
Regular student preparation and submission for graded exams, with guidance and support at each step
Clear explanation and utilisation of violin/viola playing skills and technique
Precise schedule organisation and report writing
Musical skills: Violin, Viola, Bass Guitar, Basic Keyboard, Music Theory, Logic music software programme
Professional Qualifications and Training:
BA Hons Degree 2:1. Dartington College of Arts
Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance. Trinity College of Music
A Levels Double Music and Art. Lewes Tertiary College
Awards: First Prize- Cavatina Chamber Music Competition, Barbirolli Chamber Music Competition
Modules include: Contextual enquiry Project. Two months of research on the study of Violin Carnatic Music, India. Music Therapy, Bidwell Brooke Special Education School, Devon
Trinity College of Music Saturday School (cover teacher)
The Conservatoire, Blackheath
Dartington International Summer School
St James Independent Senior School for Girls
The Oratory RC Primary School
St Josephs RC Primary School
Centre for young Musicians
Inspiring the student to learn and enjoy playing music
Communicating successfully by engaging clearly with all ages
Coordinating schedules and appropriate lesson planning tailored to individual needs
Evaluating and troubleshooting during lessons and performance
Coaching adult chamber music
Compiling progress reports
Liaising regularly with parents/carers and staff regarding the progress/achievements of students
Encouraging and constant support for continued home practice. Ensuring proper equipment is obtained and maintained
Preparing and submitting students for graded exams, arranging suitable accompanists. Consistently offering encouragement, guidance and support at each step of the process.
Viola Player Graffiti Classics Comedy String Quartet
Entertaining and teaching audiences worldwide in a variety of genres
Devising and delivering outreach work throughout the U.K, China, Ireland
Adapting to the language and culture of audiences individually with care and respect
Managing schedule and travel arrangements
Flexibility to frequently memorise new choreography and music for performances
Working as a team to overcome last minute changes on and off stage
Engaging in Special Educational Needs children’s workshops
Appearing regularly as soloists with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan
Violin and Viola player Freelance Performance Work
The Heritage Orchestra, National Musicians Symphony Orchestra, Dartington Festival Orchestra, The Young Janacek Orchestra, Orchestra Da Camera, Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Performances/recording with artists including:
Giorgio Moroder, Bas Jan, Lana Del Rey, Alison Moyet, FKA Twigs, Rhianna, The Clientele, Jarvis Cocker, The Unthanks, Bat for Lashes, The Irrepressibles, Theo Adams Company, Guillemots, Fyfe Dangerfield, Laura Groves, Serafina Steer, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker.
Charlie is a fantastic Viola player and violinist with an amazing back catalogue of work. She is a warm, sensitive, dedicated teacher to her students and gives her all to lessons that are fun and engaging! She has really made a big difference to my technique and confidence. I would highly recommend her!
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