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Lorraine
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Lorraine
« I have been having lessons with Alex for just over a year. Alex is friendly and patient and makes the lessons fun. He listens to what I want to do and gives me the confidence to have a go. His instructions are clear to follow and he gives useful tips on how to improve. I have been playing for several years but have seen great improvement in my playing during the last 12 months. »
£27/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Alex
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Violin
  • Viola
Levels
  • All Levels

Viola/Violin lessons from a professional String Quartet player in central Manchester. £25 an hour with flexible travel options.

Methodology

I can teach you the ABRSM grades 1-8 (and also provide you with separate Theory lessons from grade 5 onwards!). I can provide you with the means to help you improve by yourself, with the lessons being opportunities to point you in the right direction and nurture your musicianship. The aim is to help you make the musical choices and find the technique yourself! I will provide repertoire, studies and warm up routines to help you progress quickly and effectively. Depending on the repertoire, I can accompany you for exams & in lessons on the piano and as a treat we can play string duets to develop ensemble playing and listening.

I'm also at home teaching casual students who want to learn in a more relaxed way. Whether it's a professional career you're aiming at or a bit of fun, we'll always start a lesson with a cup of tea and maybe even a cheeky biscuit!

Experience

Hi! My name's Alex and I'm a professional String Quartet player and Orchestral Conductor. I studied at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music. I've been teaching for over 3 years and have a wealth of experience playing chamber music and working in orchestral ensembles.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £125
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £250

Details

Rates for all students are the same. Regular Students will receive discounted lessons after being a student for a year!

:: Rates ::
£27 an hour (one lesson, weekly)
£54 for 2 hours (one lesson fortnightly)

**MULTIPLE HOURS DISCOUNT!**
Sign up for 5 hours now for only £125 (original price £135 - £10 saving!) or 10 hours at £250 (original price £270 - £20 saving!)

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I teach at my flat in the New Islington Area of Manchester. Parking just outside and round the corner. There is a tram stop nearby (5m walk). I can also travel to you. We can alternate locations for the lesson depending on convenience.

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

Alex's CV

My name's Alex! I'm a professional Conductor, Violist and Harpsichordist with an MMus (distinction level) from the Royal Northern College of Music and a MusB (first class) from the University of Manchester. I've played in the Manchester based Vine Quartet for over six years, taken part in masterclasses with the Quatuor Danel and the Chilingirian Quartet and have played in various amateur and professional instrumental ensembles.

I teach Violin & Viola according to the ABRSM syllabus from Grade 1 up to Grade 8 and beyond.

We'll use a variety of Studies, Scales & Arpeggios and unique exercises I've developed over time to improve sound quality, shifting, vibrato, intonation and style. I have a large collection of digitised repertoire, including solo works, chamber music and orchestral extracts. I can also provide a piano accompaniment during lessons.

I'm happy to teach any keen student of all ages and can prepare you for exams or teach more casually. I'm very flexible and will work to your intentions.

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2 recommendations

L
Lorraine

I have been having lessons with Alex for just over a year. Alex is friendly and patient and makes the lessons fun. He listens to what I want to do and gives me the confidence to have a go. His instructions are clear to follow and he gives useful tips on how to improve.
I have been playing for several years but have seen great improvement in my playing during the last 12 months.

S
Stacey

I approached Alex for lessons in March 2020 and found him through an online search for a Violin teacher. I get nervous when meeting new people, but Alex made me feel comfortable straight away and I greatly enjoy our lessons.

He explains things clearly, and takes my personal goals into consideration for long-term lesson planning. Alex is calm, attentive and amicable during lessons and voices corrections or new information in a way that's easy to act on and to understand.

Alex supplies a good range of practice material between our lessons, and I feel he encourages and makes me aware of my strengths whilst also supporting and helping me build on my weaknesses in a way that always leaves me feeling as though I've made some kind of progress.

Very happy to have him as my teacher and would recommend to anyone looking to take up the instrument regardless of age or experience (as an older beginner myself) :D

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