My main aim as a teacher is to enrich the lives of my students through music making.
As a professional violist, I have experienced first hand the enjoyment of learning and performing, and it is my passion to share this with my students.
I have experience in teaching both Violin and Viola, and take on students of all ages and ability levels (children and adults) from beginner to Grade 8 and beyond. I also teach Music Theory up to Grade 5.
All my lessons are tailored to suit the needs of each individual.
I am based in Bow, East London and am happy to travel anywhere within reasonable distance to teach.
*Lessons are available in person or online*
I am DBS checked
I am a fluent in English and Welsh
Having graduated with first class honours from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2019, I am currently in my final year on the Advanced Instrumental Studies Masters programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Originally from North Wales, I have performed solo recitals at two International Viola Congresses (Cremona 2016, Rotterdam 2018 respectively) and the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Festival 2017. I was awarded second prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales (strings category) 2017, and in the same year selected to participate in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra training scheme.
I regularly freelance with orchestras such as NEW Sinfonia, Sinfonia Cymru and Dorset Opera, and I was recently invited to perform with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. I am currently on London Symphony Orchestra’s string experience scheme for the 2020/21 season.
As a passionate chamber musician, I have performed in Estonia, Italy, Russia and the UK (including performances at Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Centre, London).
Mabon Llyr Rhyd
I am an experienced professional musician with a passion for teaching violin and viola to students of all
ages and abilities. Having studied at three of the country’s most prestigious music colleges, I have
experienced the value and enjoyment that learning a musical instrument can bring to one’s life, and my
aim is to share this with my students. I am a versatile teacher and I tailor my lessons to meet the needs
of each student. I am constantly searching for new and exciting ways to inspire my students and help
them achieve their goals.
2020 Wigmore Education Project
Group delivery of session on Beethoven String Quartets for an
adult study group.
2018-present Private Violin/Viola tutor
I currently teach a number of students in London, having taught
privately in Birmingham and North Wales.
2018-present NEW Sinfonia Education and Outreach Workshops
I have led and delivered side-by-side workshops for young
musicians from the North Wales Area as a member of NEW
2017-18 Pedagogy and Practice Module (Royal Birmingham
Received specific training on upper strings instrumental teaching
led by industry leading pedagogues. Refined my teaching skills
and delivered group and individual lessons.
Other Professional Experience
2019-present London Symphony Orchestra string experience scheme
2019-present Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra extras list
2018-present Sinfonia Cymru freelance list
2017-19 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra training scheme
2019-present Guildhall School of Music and Drama MMus CRD (MPerf ongoing)
2015-19 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire BMus with 1st class Hons
2013-15 Junior RNCM (full bursary)
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