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Violin Shoulder Rests

            The issue of whether and how to use a shoulder rest is highly personal,...
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Being a Theatre Musician

The musical theatre is not the place for every instrumentalist - some musicians enjoy it, but...
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Learning to read notation as a string player

I believe that the role of an instrumental teacher is far greater than simply teaching the...
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The Importance Of Personal Musical Interpretation

Some violin tutors fall into the habit of tutoring their students mainly in the theoretical...

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  • Bianca Blezard Tyldesley, M29 Gold Member

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    I am a vivacious and experienced musician with a passion for musical theatre and chamber music. I very much enjoy teaching as it allows me to pass on my enthusiasm and love of music, facilitated by the acquirement of excellent technical skills.
  • Helena Szwoch Harringay, N15

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    I always expose my students to the most efficient methods of teaching I have experienced. I believe that no matter how advanced you are, the main goal is to find clever solutions to technical challenges so they don't affect your joy of music making.
  • Laura Harriet Riley Chelsea, SW3 Silver Member

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    I am a professional British violinist and pedagogue based in London.
  • Janet Grab Hampstead, NW3 Gold Member

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    Together, we discover the infinite possibilities of producing nice sound and musical creativity, as well as different methods for efficient practising. I am looking forward to sharing my inspiration and passion with you!
  • Chris Heron Central Leeds, LS7

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    I'm a Professional Freelance Musician from Northern Ireland with the majority of my work being performance based. I'm a classically trained musician although I also enjoy performing popular music.
  • Lucinda Scott Highbury, N5 Gold Member

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    Hi I'm Lucinda and I am a classically trained singer and violinist currently studying for my Master's degree at the Guildhall School of Music. I am a well rounded musician and performing and teaching music are both strong passions of mine.
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    Colm O'Reilly Classical Violin Teacher (North West London) Picture Checkout my new website!   colmoreillyviolin.com
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Learn An Instrument Editor's Pick

    Sophia Rees Classical Violin Teacher (East London) Picture 1. Playing a musical instrument relieves stress Researchers studying the benefits of music have reported that playing a musical instrument on a regular basis can help bring down stress. Studies show that playing an instrument helps in lowering the heart rate and blood pressure, which in turn...
  • Life Skills Learned From Music Lessons

    Maggie Snow Classical Violin Teacher (South West London) Picture I have been playing violin for as long as I can remember and it wasn't until later in my musical career (when I began teaching) how much I realised music lessons provided so many more benefits that have nothing to do with music at all. Creative and personal expression through music allows...

 

  • Extraordinary achievements , ambition

    Malcolm Allison Violin Classical Violin Teacher (Guildford) Picture Having started teaching someone who really wanted to play the violin from a young age, I was pretty surprised at this persons comittment and ambition.... the person wanted to dive in at the deep end and start playing quite advanced pieces...although I was doubtful at first I went with it and the...
  • Is There Such A Thing As 'Talent' With The Violin?

    Tabea S Classical Violin Teacher (West London) Picture The question that a lot of parents ask me is, "Is my child talented enough to play the violin?" "Can one learn the skill?" I believe although talent helps a great deal, it only gets you this far and then dedication and motivation plays a bigger role. Violin needs to be enjoyable and rewarding...
  • 19th Century Violin Performance Practice

    Helena Szwoch Classical Violin Teacher (North London) Picture An extract from my dissertation titled 'The concept of national schools of violin playing; to what extent is it valid?' Please contact me to read the full work. In The History of the Violin, Edmund van der Straeten notes that up until the nineteenth century the main centre for the violin...