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Developing Musicianship

When playing any musical instrument (such as the violin or viola) it is good to start developing...
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Learning to read notation as a string player

I believe that the role of an instrumental teacher is far greater than simply teaching the...
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HELP...I Don't Know My Grade 4 Scales!

One of my adult students told me that her daughter was getting ready for her Grade 4 violin...
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I Just Can't Get Music Out Of My Head!

Little do my friends know, but all day long, music goes round and round in my head. I have my...

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    I am a positive tutor who will both encourage and correct pupils willing to learn. I believe you can learn a lot though playing the violin, whether you are playing for leisure or pursuit of musical dreams.
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    I have a strong 11+ pass rate, delighting many parents. I am considered a consistently excellent teacher in an Ofsted-rated 'Outstanding' school, tailoring learning to suit individual students with a wide range of approaches and current resources.
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    Music is creative and inspiring, but it also requires a lot of detail work with patience. I would love to help people who aim for gaols like exams or school auditions. I am very patience and friendly!
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    Hello! Thanks for coming here. I'm imminently returning to my beloved south-east London, and welcoming enquiries again for a small number of students.
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    I am based in Birmingham and offer violin lessons to beginner to advanced students, aged 4+ and above. I am also teaching piano for Beginners through to Grade 5 and Music Theory.
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    I'm a violin and chamber music teacher with a great deal of experience teaching all ages and abilities. I aim to provide a solid grounding in musicianship and technique while still allowing for maximum enjoyment and creativity.
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  • Reflections On A Violinist's Mind

    Arisa Nemoto Classical Violin Teacher (East Central London) Picture At the beginning of the term, I set out particular goals of what I wanted to achieve this year and how to pursue the initial ideas for my objectives. My initial idea was to develop my mentality and improve my technique as an orchestral performer. First of all, as for my mentality, previously...
  • Practice Method Series: Rhythm

    Jill Valentine Classical Violin Teacher (South East London) Picture This installment of the Practice Method Series focuses on how to tackle difficult rhythms using subdivision and isolation techniques.  Rhythm is far and away the most important aspect of music since it is, by many definitions, what separates music from arbitrary sound. The definition I find...
  • Nature Or Nurture? A Look At The Suzuki Method Editor's Pick

    Charlotte Clemson Classical Violin Teacher (South West London) Picture ‘Talent is no accident of birth.' Shinichi Suzuki's outlook on childhood education and development seems such an obvious and successful one to adopt. However, in many aspects of our contemporary society, we don't. Suzuki, a Japanese violinist, pedagogue and humanitarian, founded a method of...

 

  • Practice Method Series: Passage work

    Jill Valentine Classical Violin Teacher (South East London) Picture This is the first in a series of articles aimed at improving your practice techniques for specific challenges. Our first installment will be passage work, or a continuous series of running notes.  This is the classically "hard" looking music, usually semiquavers or even faster values, lots of...
  • The Violin and Mindfulness Editor's Pick

    Ivor McGregor Classical Violin Teacher (Birmingham) Picture Common Ground between the Violin, Alexander Technique and Mindfulness It may seem over simplistic to reduce the process of playing the violin to a way of becoming physically self-aware relative to a wooden box stuck under the chin, scraped by a straight stick held in the right hand. But the...
  • How To Produce A Good Tone On The Violin Editor's Pick

    Matthew Le-Mage Classical Violin Teacher (East London) Picture Tone production is the most important aspect to the art of violin playing. My mum and I arrived home full of excitement with my new violin. Our neighbour looked on as my mum placed the key in the door and asked 'is that a violin?'. The look of concern was evident across his face. No doubt he...