I am an experienced music teacher, tutor, and peripatetic instructor, specialising in violin; also, I hold a degree, a Masters and an MPhil in music, as well as post-16 teacher training accreditation (Registered with the Institute for Learning).
As a violin tutor I cover most grades, and pre-Grade I, having taught children from Key Stage 1 up to A-Level; with regard to viola and keyboard, I taught for two years, usually at KS1 - 3, and organised concerts in a Saturday school.
I taught children and adults privately too, putting them successfully through ABRSM graded exams; whilst a classical music specialist, I am also interested in Irish/Scottish folk music, with some experience as a performer in this area, and I will be happy to teach you this style.
As a violinist I performed with a variety of ensembles, covering symphonic, chamber, classical, early, and contemporary music, as well as taking part in improvisation and experimental music performances. I remain active in this area as a violinist.
Depending on distance, I will travel to your home; the first lesson is a free assessment.
With my experience as FE music lecturer, I will be well suited to teach you music theory, and popular music: all lessons will follow a progressive plan, tailored to your needs.
Pupils are required to have their own instrument, although I will be happy to lend other items, where possible; I will provide copies of materials, such as instructions, exercises, and printed music.