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Chris Heron - Violin Teacher in Central Leeds

Chris Heron Classical Violin Teacher (Leeds)

Chris Heron

  • Central Leeds (LS7)
  • Last Logged In: 12 Oct 2016
  • Sex: Male

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Personal Message
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.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Music - Violin / Fiddle / Guitar / Vocals
Violin/Fiddle Style - Classical / Popular / Jazz / Folk / Singer-Songwriter (including loop-station)
Guitar & Vocals - Popular and Singer-Songwriter
Tell me about your qualifications.
BA in Jazz & Popular Music Performance - The University of Hull (2013-2016)
What kind of experience do you have?
As a current Violin Tutor with Artforms and YMES, I'm quite experienced in teaching primary level individuals but also within small and large group lessons.
I have lots of experience teaching young and senior adults, with ambitions to learn from scratch or play advanced classical music, popular, jazz or folk.
How much do you charge?
Individual Lessons:
£15 per 30 minutes (recommended consultation length and for children 10years or younger)
£25 per hour (recommended for adults and grade 5+)

Group Lessons (split fee):
£20 per 30 minutes
£30 per hour
Where do you teach?
I teach from home unless discussed for an extra fee.
LS7, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
When are you available?
Quite flexible throughout the week between 10am - 8pm.

Weekends may be available although it may differ from week to week.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Minimum age at 4 years old. I teach beginners to advanced.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Graded ABRSM or Trinity exams on request.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Musicians Union
Do you have a personal message for students?
Understanding the students direction is essential and that includes giving options to help them best choose their path. My focus is on creating disciplined but fun lessons to make sure the progress being made by the student is appropriate and that they understand why they are doing what they are doing. I'm always looking for new books, methods and exercises to keep the lessons fresh with a focus to concentrate on the students interests.

I introduce listening exercises with the use of instruments to get a grasp of improvisation and relative pitch training. It becomes a fun and recurring part of each lesson and the skills adapted are invaluable.

I'm a very dependable person and enjoy building relationships with new students. I'm always enthusiastic about playing music and love creating that buzz when students are just as excited about music too!