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Violin Teacher in Hampstead - Janet Grab

Janet Grab Classical Violin Teacher (North West London)

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  • Hampstead (NW3)
  • Last Logged In: 04 Jul 2017
  • Sex: Female
  • Can Travel To: City of London, Hackney, Islington
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  • Professional Qualification Master Music Performance violin/viola (Berlin University of the Arts) / Master Music Performance violin/viola (Zurich University of the Arts)
  • Professional Qualification Bachelor of Arts in Music violin/viola (Zurich University of the Arts)
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check My DBS Certificate is in process
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Personal Message
Together, we discover the infinite possibilities of producing nice sound and musical creativity, as well as different methods for efficient practising.
I am looking forward to sharing my inspiration and passion with you!
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach violin, viola and chamber music.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Master Music Performance (viola) under
Wilfried Strehle (former 1st solo violist Berlin Philharmonic)
University of the Arts Berlin (Erasmus)

Music Supervision Certificate under
Brad Hatfield
Berklee College of Music

Master Music Performance (violin/viola) under
Michel Rouilly (1st solo violist Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich) and
Matthias Enderle (1st violin Carmina Quartet)
Zurich University of the Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Music (violin/viola) under
Robert Zimansky (soloist/precedent 1st concert master of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra), and
Wendy Enderle-Champney (viola Carmina Quartet)
Zurich University of the Arts
What kind of experience do you have?
Regarding teaching, I have gained experience not only teaching private students of all levels and ages, furthermore, I was invited to teach at the Verbier Festival Amateur Chamber Music Week (adults/individual lessons/chamber music), coaching the viola section of the Zurich Youth Symphony Orchestra and teaching in chamber music camps for children and adolescents at the Foundation Villa Jolimont (individual lessons/chamber music). Also, I was a jury member for the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra auditions.

On the other hand, I was highly privileged having the honour to play orchestral projects with Bernhard Haitink, David Zinman, Howard Griffiths, Kristjan Järvi, Nello Santi (solo viola), Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Beat Furrer, Tadeusz Wojciechowski and Stefan Asbury in concert halls such as;
the Berlin Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tonhalle Zurich, Smetana Hall Prague, Ljubljana Philharmonic, Slovak National Theatre, Stefaniensaal Graz and Aya Irene Istanbul.

Furthermore, I played at festivals such as the Verbier Festival, the Davos Festival, “Tage der Neuen Musik” Tonhalle Zurich (contemporary music) as well as at the Baloise Session: a pop, jazz and world music festival with guests like Iggy Pop, Tom Jones, Pink, Tori Amos, Bryan Ferri and Norah Jones including international live television broadcasts. Regarding broadcasts, I also played in the session orchestra for the soundtrack of Jimmy Nelson’s “Before They Pass Away.”

In addition, I was awarded grants from the foundations Paul Hindemith (Chamber Music Academy), Animato (Orchestra Academy under Howard Griffiths), Bruno Schuler, Erna & Curt Burgauer and from the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum Salzburg.
How much do you charge?
Usually, I charge £49 an hour.
Where do you teach?
I teach in Camden, Hampstead, Hampstead Heath, Belsize Park, City of London, Islington and Hackney. I can teach at your home.
When are you available?
I am quite flexible. Just let me know about your schedule when you get in touch with me and we will check the options.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am happy to teach all ages and levels. No matter whether you just decided to learn violin or viola, you are already a passionate player, or you are an entire chamber music group, I am looking forward listening to you.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
If you wish, I am happy to prepare you for all grades of ABRSM and Trinity Music Board as well as for GCSE & A level performances.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
My DBS Certificate is in process.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
If you can't manage to obtain face-to-face lessons timewise, I am happy to help you with a skype-session.
Where and with whom did you train?
Studies
I studied under Wilfried Strehle (former 1st solo violist Berlin Philharmonic) at the University of the Arts Berlin as well as at the Zurich University of the Arts under Michel Rouilly (1st solo violist Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich), Matthias Enderle (1st violin Carmina Quartet), Robert Zimansky (soloist/precedent 1st concert master of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra), Wendy Enderle-Champney (viola Carmina Quartet) and simultaneously, I studied chamber music for 6 years under the Carmina Quartet.

Master classes
I attended masterclasses with Nobuko Imai (Academy Tibor Varga Sion), Wilfried Strehle (International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum Salzburg), Anna Serova (European Academy for Music and Performing Arts Montepulciano), Bernhard Forck (specialised in playing baroque style), Thomas Riebl and Pedrag Katanic (International Summer Academy Bad Leonfelden).
Do you have a personal message for students?
My approach towards teaching and playing has been greatly influenced by my former professor Wilfried Strehle, 1st solo violist of the Berlin Philharmonic since the era of Herbert von Karajan. Furthermore, during my studies under Matthias Enderle and Susanne Frank, both former students of Aida Stucki, Anne-Sophie Mutter’s most influential teacher, I discovered Aida Stucki's school of sound technique, which is based on the school of Carl Flesch, and I admired it immediately.
Of course, this is only a basic approach since firstly, I shape my style of teaching to suit each student's needs individually, and secondly, the most important thing while playing is you enjoy the way you learn in a positive atmosphere to achieve your personal goals.