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Why I Love The Viola

I believe it is one of the most wonderful instruments to learn, as its rich tone is unequalled...

Posture Therapy

There are a lucky few of us who go through life unaffected by back pains, sore shoulders and...

Why a viola student needs a viola teacher...

What are the differences between viola and violin? When it comes to obvious features like size...

The Relationship Between Teacher, Pupil & Parent

Positive relationships and excellent communication between teacher and parent are an important...

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  • Teodora Ilieva West Greenwich, SE10 Gold Member

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    As a highly experienced professional violinist, I love teaching! I strive to provide a friendly, supportive and stimulating environment for my students to aid their optimum learning experience
  • Danusia Adamska Woolwich, SE18 Gold Member

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    Welcome to my tutor pages profile. Please feel free to find out more about me and the way I teach. If you have any questions or you are not sure whether violin or viola is for you - do get in touch!
  • Karen Jolliffe Central Canterbury, CT2 Gold Member

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    Welcome to my tutor page. I am a dedicated and experienced violinist and teacher, tutoring students of all ages and abilities. I ensure each student develops their own unique sense of musicianship, in a rewarding and enjoyable environment.
  • Sheila Richards Newark-on-Trent, NG24

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    I love teaching students of all ages - whether they are are children taking their first steps in the world of music or adult late-starters! It's never too late to start learning an instrument and it can open up a whole new world of enjoyment.
  • Daniel Neville Great Malvern, WR14

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    I am an experienced violin and viola teacher and have taught in schools and privately for the past 10 years. I am particularly keen to teach more adults - either new starters or those wanting to return to playing after a break.
  • Cassandra Hutchings East Dulwich, SE22

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    I am a professional viola player with many years of teaching experience. I love both teaching and performing and therefore am always keen to help my students have just moved to East Dulwich and hope to set up a teaching practise here in East Dulwich.
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Viola Articles

  • Enthusiasm Is The Key To Learning Music

    Geraint Parfitt Viola Teacher (North London) Picture When starting to learn music it is important to be as open as possible. Teachers should get students to sing first of all. Then they should explore various instruments to see which one the child likes the most. The most important thing a teacher must realise is to bring out what the student has...
  • The Inspirational Duties Of A Teacher

    Tilly Chester Viola Teacher (West London) Picture I believe strongly that in a lot of cases a teacher learns just as much from teaching as the student does from learning. I think it is this fundamental belief that creates a level of respect in a teaching situation that allows a student to see their potential and grow. Naturally another part of...
  • The Relationship Between Teacher, Pupil & Parent

    Megu Huang Viola Teacher (West London) Picture Positive relationships and excellent communication between teacher and parent are an important part of learning when pupils start studying. Consequently, parents who are highly involved in attending a child's lessons, rehearsals, auditions, competitions, and who watch concerts and manage their...


  • Age Doesn't Matter When Learning An Instrument

    Adria Viola Teacher (West Central London) Picture I believe that every child in the world should learn how to play a musical instrument in schools, because it is as important as maths or biology. But our society excludes that fact from our thoughts saying, “just gaining a little knowledge of music is enough”. As a consequence, all those kids...
  • Grading dynamics while playing in an Orchestra

    Lourenço Macedo Sampaio Viola Teacher (South West London) Picture Orchestral playing requires first and foremost discipline - especially inside a section (i.e. strings). It is a about letting go the individual for the sake of the whole. This has many difficult challenges in different aspects of orchestral playing such as the expressive interpretation, rhythm,...
  • The importance of correct posture

    Rebecca Stephenson Viola Teacher (Manchester) Picture Having a good posture is essential when playing either the Violin or Viola. A good posture should mean that a student feels grounded, whilst being relaxed. It also helps to avoid unnecessary tensions which can so often be the cause of technical difficulties. Whilst teaching or playing the...