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Colm O'Reilly, Violin Teacher in Willesden Green, Hampstead, NW London

Colm O'Reilly Classical Violin Teacher (North West London)

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  • Willesden Green (NW2)
  • Last Logged In: 19 Jul 2017
  • Sex: Male
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  • Professional Qualification MA in Violin Performance, Royal Academy of Music
  • Professional Qualification BM in Violin performance (Cum Laude), University of North Carolina Wilmington
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  • Professional Membership IMS
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Hello! I am a violinist based in London, and currently expanding my private teaching studio.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Violin, Viola, Music Theory, Chamber Music, and Aural Skills.
Tell me about your qualifications.
MA in Violin Performance - Royal Academy of Music

BM in Violin Performance Cum Laude - University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA)
What kind of experience do you have?
Since finishing my masters at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014, I have been working as a professional freelance violinist. I perform all across London, but most frequently with Southbank Sinfonia, where I was a member in 2015, and the European Union Youth Orchestra, whom I tour with in the holidays.
I have also been working a lot as a private teacher. I hold teaching positions within several schools but am looking to branch out and increase my own private studio. I also work with the National Children's Orchestra on their week long residential courses.
How much do you charge?
I charge £35 an hour, £30 for 45 minutes and £25 for half and hour.
Where do you teach?
I teach at home in my flat in Willesden Green. I am lucky enough to have had my flat recently renovated, and now have a private music room that I use to teach in.

Having lessons outside of a students home as proved hugely beneficial to the student, as it creates a clear barrier between relaxing at home and a place to learn. Students who have lessons in their own home often lose that boundary and become complacent, hindering their ability to retain information.
When are you available?
My private studio runs Monday - Thursday, when I have slots from 3-8pm. I also teach Saturday Mornings until 1pm.
I am happy to teach during school holidays, and have a small level of flexibility of none of the above times are convenient.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
My current students range from 5 - 17, but I am happy to teach all ages. I have had a 3 year old student, and an 84 year old student, proving it is never too late to learn an instrument!
I teach all levels of Violin. They all provide different challenges and are all very much enjoyable.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I am most familiar with ABRSM as thats what I did when I was younger, but am also happy to do other systems such as Trinity Guildhall exams. Equally, I am more than happy to teach someone and not worry about exams are qualifications.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes
Where and with whom did you train?
I first learned with Natasha Boyarsky (now at RCM), Margaret Norris (Yehudi Menuhin school), Yorum Youngerman, Dr. Danijela Zazelj-Gualdi (UNCW) and Nicholas Miller (RAM). I have also taken part in masterclasses with violinists such as Tasmin Little, Thomas Brandis, Claire Hayes, and Anna-Lisa Bezrodny.
Tell me about some of your current students.
As mentioned before, my youngest current student is 5 and just learning how to hold his bow. I have another student who is preparing for music scholarship exams for secondary school, and another who is 17 and preparing for music college auditions!
Do you have a personal message for students?
I am a very enthusiastic teacher and have a genuine enjoyment and passion for teaching. Playing the violin is obviously my career, but it is my hobby too, and that's what its supposed to be. FUN!
I teach with a goal to make sure all my students have fun and enjoy themselves, while fulfilling their full potential. All students are different, and will have different talents, abilities and goals. To ensure everyone succeeds, my teaching style and approach is tailored around each individual and their learning style.