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Anne Marie Christensen - Violin Teacher in North West London

Anne Marie Christensen Classical Violin Teacher (North West London)

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  • Kentish Town (NW5) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 26 Feb 2017
  • Sex: Female
  • Web site: www.annemarieviolinist.com
  • Can Travel To: Barnet, Brent, City of London, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Westminster
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  • Professional Qualification Master or Music in Historical Performance, Oberlin
  • Professional Qualification Diploma in Orchestra, Royal Danish Academy of Music
  • Professional Membership ISM
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Personal Message
I am a violin teacher based in NW5. I enjoy teaching students of any age or level and am able to travel for lessons.
I also offer chamber music coaching (string duo, trio and so on), viola, aural skills training and advice on music history subjects.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I mainly teach violin but am also happy to help with aural skills and music history.
Viola and baroque violin lessons also offered.
String chamber music coaching for any size of ensemble available
Tell me about your qualifications.
I am currently enrolled at the Royal College of Music where I about to finish a DMus which is a post-grad level course similar to a Ph.D. but performance-based.
However I have already had experience as a professional musician playing in orchestras, leading my own chamber orchestra, and as a soloist and chamber musician.
I also have a MMus degree from Oberlin Conservatory U.S.A.
What kind of experience do you have?
Over the years I have learned from some amazing teachers and I try to pass on to my students all that I have learned. I have taken some pedagogy courses, but the best experience I have had came from observing what leading teachers do to make their students succeed.
How much do you charge?
I charge 33£ an hour when I teach at my home and 35-37£ when I travel to a students home. I am happy to give consultation lessons which I charge for at the normal lesson rate. I also offer lessons for 30,45 and 90 minutes duration to suit individual needs.
I charge slightly more for chamber music lessons.
Where do you teach?
I teach both at my home in Kentish Town and at pupils homes as convenient. I live 10 min walk from Kentish Town tube station.
Lesson at my home generally take place over the weekend (after 11am) or during the daytime on weekdays before 6pm.
For weekday evening lessons I generally travel to students homes to teach particularly in the following areas: Kentish Town, Camden, Tufnell Park, Archway, Finchley, Hampstead, Maida Vale, Holloway. However I am happy to travel further if needed.
When are you available?
I currently have openings on Mondays before 6pm, Tuesday before 7pm, Wednesdays after 6.30pm as well as Saturday (11am-6pm). However do get in touch as I often have students wishing to change do get in touch to hear if I have further openings.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach students of any age and level.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I have prepared students for both ABRCM and TrinityGuildhall exams. I have also helped students prepare from competitions within their schools and as part of the North London Festival.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a CRB certificate from my work at the Royal College of Music but am in the process of getting an up-to-date DBS.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I have offered advice on music history and related research via SKYPE and would be happy to do so again.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
ISM Incorporated Society of Musicians
Where and with whom did you train?
I originally have a degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Music where with I studied with now prof. Sergei Azizian. After graduation I went on to take a Masters in Historical Performance at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio U.S.A. While there I also studied modern violin with prof. Milan Vitek. I have participated in various masterclasses and summer courses with leading teachers and took lessons for a while with Nikolai Znaider.
Do you have a personal message for students?
It is never too late to begin learning the violin. It is a challenging but rewarding instrument to learn. When practising aim at quality rather than quantity. 10-15 every day helps build muscle memory which is essential particularly for beginners. For advances students longer practise sessions are needed but if time is an issue it is much better to keep it short than try and cram a few times a week.