Friendly, motivating and challenging tuition based on years of experience as a fully qualified music teacher, concert violinist and violin tutor.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Violin; GCSE Music; A-Level Music & Music Technology; BTEC Firsts & Nationals in Music and Music Technology; RSL Music Production Grades 1-8; Theory of Music
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Music; Diploma in Audio Engineering (SAE London); Graduate of The London College of Music with Honours - GLCM(HONS); Fellowship of The London College of Music - FLCM; Licentiate of The London College of Music - Teaching Diploma - LLCM(TD); Associate of The London College of Music - ALCM.
- How much do you charge?
The basic fee is £40 per hour [travel expenditure is not included].
- Where do you teach?
My tutoring base is North London. I am able to teach from home and/or at students' homes. For other areas in London, please contact for availability.
- When are you available?
Available during school term time [evenings and weekends] and non-directed time [school holiday periods].
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Violin - Grades 1-8 ABRSM ,TCL (ages 7 onwards); Music Theory - Grades 1-8 ABRSM [ages 7 onwards); Music - ages 11 onwards including GCSE, A-Level, BTEC Levels 2 and 3; RSL Music Production Grades 1-8 (ages 11 onwards).
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Violin & Music Theory - ABRSM, TCL grade examinations; GCSE Music - OCR, EDEXCEL, EDUQAS, AQA examining boards; A-Level Music Technology, BTEC Levels 2 & 3 in Music and Music Technology - PEARSON/EDEXCEL examining board; Level 3 Diploma in Music Production, UAL (University of the Arts London); RSL Music Production Graded exams 1-8.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online tutoring is available in certain subjects [please ask for further details]
- What kind of experience do you have?
I am a qualified teacher of music with twenty three years of experience, with fourteen years in middle-management supervising and leading two busy Music departments. My duties included the planning, delivering and monitoring of the music curriculum throughout the 11-18 age range, the management of visiting Instrumental tutors, rehearsing and directing numerous extra-curricular ensembles and activities. I graduated from the London College of Music with Honours. During my time there I gained all the major awards and I received the highest major honour offered by the college – Fellowship of the London College of Music. In 2002 I qualified as a Sound/Audio Engineer from the S.A.E. in London and since then, I have successfully used my knowledge and skills to provide new opportunities for students in Music and Music technology. During my studies I have been fortunate to have been involved in numerous orchestral, chamber music and recital performances, gaining valuable insight and instruction from inspiring violin tutors with experience in all three disciplines. I have been teaching the violin since 1992 and, where possible, I continue to perform.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have been checked as part of my work as a teacher of music in mainstream secondary school and Further Education.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Violin: *Madeleine Mitchell (RCM), Tina Gruenberg, Peter Turton Music: London College of Music Music Teaching: Roehampton Institute, London Music Technology: S.A.E. London.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians)
• Graduate of The London College of Music [Hons]
• Post-graduate Certificate in Education [Music]
• Updated DBS/CRB (May 2013)
â€œYiannis has been teaching my daughter the violin for 3 months. My daughter has now found a renewed enthusiasm for her lessons, which are progressing very well. Lessons are relaxed and Yiannis makes every effort to engage with his student.....I am kept well informed of my daughter's progress..... and Yiannis is happy to answer any queries...and encourages parental support in my child's learning. I have already recommended Yiannis to another parent seeking a violin tutor.
In the short time Yiannis has been teaching my daughter, he has transformed her playing by concentrating on good technique. He is a very positive and encouraging teacher and my daughter really looks forward to her lessons. In my opinion the fact that Yiannis is a professional performer puts him way ahead of my daughter's previous two teachers - he is giving her confidence and setting her challenges to perform in public. I would have no hesitation in recommending Yiannis as a teacher.
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