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Sam Kennedy Classical Violin Teacher (South East London)

Sam Kennedy

  • Eltham (SE9) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 18 Jun 2015
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Bexley, Bromley, Dartford, Lambeth, Lewisham, Westminster
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Personal Message
I am a freelance violinist and violist based in London having studied at Cambridge University and the Royal Northern College of Music. I am also a committed teacher and have taught in primary and secondary schools as well as privately.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can tutor by webcam, skype and e-mail correspondence at a discounted price.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach the violin, viola, piano, music theory, musicianship (aural and keyboard studies). I also give chamber music classes by arrangement.
Tell me about your qualifications.
MA Hons Cantab in Music
PGDip in Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music
DipLCM in Piano
What kind of experience do you have?
I have a wide experience of teaching adults and children privately as well as teaching groups and classes in secondary and primary schools. I teach all levels from beginner to advanced (grade 8+).
How much do you charge?
I charge £30 for an hour and £15 for half an hour. Negotiable discounts for groups.
Where do you teach?
I teach in the comfort of the student's own home. I am willing to travel to anywhere in South and Central London. Greenwich, Blackheath, Eltham, Bexley, Dartford, Plumstead, Woolwich, Mottingham, Sidcup etc.
When are you available?
As is the same for many freelance musicians my hours are variable but as far as possible I keep weekly lessons at the same time each week so as to build structure and organisation into our busy lives. Please enquire for available time slots.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and all levels from absolute beginner to advanced level students (Diploma level students).
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare my students for ABRSM exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Where and with whom did you train?
I have studied violin with Arisa Fujita of the Fujita Piano Trio and Guildhall School of Music and Drama; Howard Davis of the Alberni String Quartet and Royal Academy of Music.

I have studied viola at postgraduate level with Asdis Valdimarsdottir at the Royal Northern College of Music.

I have an undergraduate degree in Music from Cambridge University.

I have also been a part of the training orchestras: European Union Baroque Orchestra, Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Do you have a personal message for students?
I always encourage my students to enjoy every aspect of playing and performing and that with further study can come great appreciation and pleasure of music.