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Mr. David P Wallace Classical Violin Teacher (Croydon)

Mr. David P Wallace

  • Fairfield (CR2) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 25 Aug 2015
  • Sex: Male
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I am an enthusiastic and hard-working teacher who believes in instilling a good technique and love of the instrument in every student I teach.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can give composition lessons on Skype and sometimes violin lessons.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Violin, Composition, Theory ABRSM 1-8
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have an MMus from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a BMus from the Cork School of Music and an LRSM in violin performance.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have extensive experience in the education sector over the past 13 years. I was Head of Music at Reedham Park School for six years before leaving to become a violin teacher at James Allen Girls. I have also taught violin at Riddlesdown Collegiate before leaving to take up the post of violin teacher at Cumnor House boys in January 2015. As a performer I have worked freelance throughout Londoand abroad and as a composer I have had many works performed throughout the world in prestigious venues such as Barbican Hall, Liverpool Phil Hall, Macau, New Zealand, New York, Zurich. I also work as an examiner for ABRSM.
How much do you charge?
I charge £36/hr or £18/halfhr for instrumental lessons and £40/hr for composition tutorials.
Where do you teach?
I teach at home in South Croydon and I also go to many of my students houses as long as this is feasible for both parties.
When are you available?
I am full but please do get in touch to be put on a waiting list.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach from 7 upwards. Adults are very welcome.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare my students for ABRSM exams, instrumental and theory, and also I can coach for GCSE and A Level and Conservatoire level exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I belong to the Musicians Union
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained with Susanne Stanzeliet privately and in Cork School of Music with Cornelia Zanidache and the Royal Irish Academy with Maeve Broderick. I have attended masterclasses with Hugh Maguire, Pal Banda, Robin Ireland, Andrew Fuller.