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Violin Teacher in St. George, East Bristol - Cara

Cara Williams Classical Violin Teacher (Bristol)

Cara Williams

  • St. George (BS5) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 03 Oct 2017
  • Sex: Female
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Personal Message
I'm a friendly, passionate and encouraging teacher with 10 years of teaching experience from complete beginners to advanced players and those at the beginning of their professional careers.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I specialise in teaching violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, piano (beginner to intermediate only) and music theory.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I'm a conservatoire trained violinist with a BMus(Hons) in Violin Performance from Birmingham Conservatoire. I also have an MA in Musicology from Cardiff University.

I am also a woodwind specialist and have grade 8 in flute, clarinet, saxophone and piano.
What kind of experience do you have?
Having been trained at a conservatoire I have a very wide range of musical experience. This includes music theory, solo performance, chamber music, and orchestral playing. I've been fortunate enough to perform at some of the world's greatest concert venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall, and to have recieved tuition and masterclasses from numerous world class violinists.

With regards to teaching experience, I've been teaching privately for ten years and also taught violin in a secondary school for a year. Additionally, I worked as a violin mentor for the students of the Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department and taught classroom music lessons in a Bristol primary school.

I have also achieeved a Masters degree in Musicology. Primarily I specialise in historical performance practice and the historical development of the violin between 1550-today, and have written a book on this topic.
How much do you charge?
For lessons in my home my fees are:

£15 for 30 minutes
£20 for 45 minutes
£25 for an hour

Discounts are available for block bookings.

Special 20 minute lessons can be arranged for very young children. I may be willing to travel to students' homes for a small extra charge, depending on distance.
Where do you teach?
I teach from my comfortable and well-equipped music room in my home in St. George, Bristol. There is seating for parents who wish to stay during their child's lesson, and also nearby shops and a beautiful park for those who may wish to leave and return!
When are you available?
I teach Monday to Saturday, for specific availabilty please enquire
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all levels from 4 years of age.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students who wish to complete exams for these using the ABRSM or Trinity examining boards. Additionally, I prepare students for university/conservatoire auditions and encourage those who wish to do so to audition for orchestras, etc.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have a full, enhanced DBS certificate.