Teaching music is my passion. As a teacher, I am always looking for what will inspire my students to excel in their own way, finding the right tools and musical direction for each individual depending on your interests and strengths.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Grade 8 distinction ABRSM
BA Hons in Music - Durham University.
Certificate in Music Workshop Skills - Goldsmiths College
- How much do you charge?
£40, and I offer a free consultation.
I am happy to consider travelling to students and negotiating a fee depending on distance.
- Where do you teach?
I am based in East Molesey, but also consider travelling to student's homes.
- When are you available?
Currently I have slots after school on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please do contact me if other days are better as my work schedule does change, at times.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages. All levels from beginners to grade 8.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM and Trinity grade exams.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have experience teaching violin in several schools in Richmond and Kingston, and also privately.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Enhanced DBS in place.
- Where and with whom did you train?
With various exceptional teachers, culminating in my music degree at Durham University.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
The European String Teacher's Association.
• Music BA Hons
• Certificate in Music Workshop Skills
• Enhanced DBS in place
My twelve year old son has come on leaps and bounds whilst being taught by Karen. She has a very warm approach with him, that puts him at ease especially in those moments he is learning something new and tricky. She is also very fun and creative with her teaching, and great at teaching things in a way that he can relate to.
Karen helped our son find enjoyment again in playing the violin. As an intuitive teacher she found ways to connect his 'outside' interests with his music to keep it fresh and interesting for him. She is a talented and committed teacher and we highly recommend her.
My daughter (aged nine) has been loving her violin lessons with Karen. After trying a few different teachers, we finally feel we have found someone who has the right balance of theory and structure, with fun, enjoyment too. She has just passed her grade 3 with a distinction- I am so proud of her ! Karen is now focussing on her learning purely for the pleasure of it for a while before the next milestone.
violin lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
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