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Violin/ Piano/ Viola Teacher in Chelsea - Laura Harriet Riley

Laura Harriet Riley Classical Violin Teacher (South West London)

Laura Harriet Riley Silver Member

  • Chelsea (SW3) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 09 Jan 2018
  • Sex: Female

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  • Professional Qualification BA School of Oriental and African Studies
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Personal Message
I am a professional violin and piano teacher, based in London. My charisma, warmth and musicality ensure effective, motivating and enjoyable lessons. I have a wealth of experience teaching across the UK and the United Arab Emirates.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach violin, viola, piano, music theory and general musicianship
Tell me about your qualifications.
I was awarded a scholarship to study at a specialist music school in the UK, under the tutelage of Roger Owens (piano) and Judith Young (violin). I then studied with Adrian Adlam at Winchester College, and with violinists Madeleine Mitchell (Royal College of Music) and Sophie Langdon (Royal Academy of Music).
I also have a degree in History of Islamic Art & Architecture and Music from the School of Oriental and African Studies.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have worked in some of London's most challenging schools, delivering group violin lessons, alongside coaching students at my private teaching practice. I teach violin, piano, cello and voice in very high-achieving schools, and coach students through the ABRSM examinations, with excellent results. I have formed and conducted 3 successful youth string orchestras, and provided coaching for string quartets and chamber ensembles. Some of my most talented pupils have achieved places at the junior conservatoires of London.

As a performer, I have played with a number of high-profile artists such as Michael Buble and Il Divo, with the Dubai String Quartet, the National Symphony Orchestra of the UAE and the Orion Orchestra. I regularly play with many UK freelance orchestras.
How much do you charge?
My fees are as follows:
£40/45 minutes
£30/30 minutes
Where do you teach?
I teach from my home in SW3.
When are you available?
I teach every day apart from Sundays. I am happy to teach in the school holidays, and can provide intensive tuition packages during this time, which include general musicianship, music appreciation and music theory.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all levels and ages. I have good experience teaching from the ages of 4-60, and from very beginners to advanced pupils.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I have prepared many students for the ABRSM examinations prep test to Diploma, and always accompany my violin/viola students on the piano for their exams. I also have experience coaching and guiding pupils through auditions for Junior Guildhall, Junior Royal College of Music, and similar programs.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I teach over Skype or FaceTime, for which I offer a 10% reduction.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I strongly believe that anyone, of any age or life situation, is able to learn and get enormous pleasure from a musical instrument. My teaching style is holistic and I believe in a pupil-centered approach and creating a nurturing environment. I expect regular practice and a committed approach, but am extremely warm and friendly.