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Tim Rathbone - Violin, Viola & Piano Teacher in Hulme, Manchester

Tim Rathbone Classical Violin Teacher (Manchester)

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  • Central Manchester (M15)
  • Last Logged In: 11 Jul 2017
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Bury, Cheshire East, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford

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  • Professional Qualification Batchelor of Music with Honours (University of Manchester)
  • Professional Qualification Master of Music (Royal Northern College of Music
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Yes
  • Professional Membership Musician's Union


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Personal Message
I am an experienced and dedicated teacher who is passionate about sharing my love of music. I am friendly and approachable and believe strongly in the benefits of studying music, whether you want to learn seriously or just for fun!
Which subject(s) do you teach?
My main instrument is Violin, but I also teach Viola, Piano and Music Theory. I have recently started offering lessons in pop/rock/blues guitar, as well as advice sessions about sibelius notation software.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Music (BMus) from Manchester University, and a Master's Degree (MMus) with distiction from the Royal Northern College of Music. I also hold a Licentiate Diploma of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM), also with distinction.
What kind of experience do you have?
I am an enthusiastic teacher with years of experience in both one-to-one and small group settings. I have taught complete beginners (of all ages) right up to advanced players preparing for higher grades, diplomas or college entrance. Besides teaching, I am a former member of Southbank Sinfonia (who i have also conducted) and continue to freelance as an orchestral player across the country. I also have experience with educational and outreach work. I have recently returned to the area from London, so am actively looking for pupils to expand my business in Manchester and would love to receive enquiries. Besides instrumental teaching, which I am able to offer on violin, viola, piano or guitar, I also teach music theory and can offer advice sessions on the notation software Sibelius.
From September 2018 I will be working as a primary teacher on the prestigious TeachFirst Leadership Development Programme.
How much do you charge?
£25 per hour, £15 per half hour.
Where do you teach?
I am based in Hulme and am happy to teach students at my house, although I prefer to you in your own home as I find it makes for a more comfortable and productive atmosphere. I am happy to travel anyone within a c.10 mile radius of central Manchester, but the further I have to travel the more likely it is that I will only be able to offer a full hour long lesson rather than half hour.
When are you available?
I work on a freelance basis and will do my best to fit my schedule around you.
Additionally, I am perfectly happy to teach at weekends and during school holidays should that suit better.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Everyone is welcome! I have taught people of all ages, ranging from children as young as 5 right up to retired people.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM grades, or Trinity Guildhall if preferred.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am happy to teach theory via skype, but not instruments. I believe that being in the room with the pupil is vital to the process, particularly for beginners, and I would not be happy taking your money to teach in a less than ideal situation.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Musician's Union.