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Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

I cannot extol the virtues of this man enough, I would have loved to have met him. I...
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Musician On Tour!

Standing on my local platform, Southport, waiting for the Manchester train, bright autumn sun...
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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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Violin Shoulder Rests

            The issue of whether and how to use a shoulder rest is highly personal,...

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  • Francis Gallagher Finchley Central, N3 Gold Member

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    FREE TRIAL LESSON. For me playing the violin has been everything; with it I have found an expressive voice which I never thought I had. Through teaching I help others find their voice and it is a wonderful experience.
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    I'm an Australian trained violist and baroque specialist living in London, with 4 years teaching experience of viola and violin privately and in schools. Please get in touch if you want to learn violin or viola through grades or just for fun.
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    Anyone can learn to play an instrument. All it takes is a little regular practice, access to music you enjoy, and effective guidance from a professional who tailors lessons to your needs.
  • Sheena Ferguson Morningside, EH10 Gold Member

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    I am an Edinburgh based violin teacher. In my violin lessons I aim to teach overall musicality as well as how to play the violin and read music. Happy to teach pupils just for fun, or to work towards exams.
  • Francesca Gambaro Notting Hill, W8 Gold Member

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    Professional violinist with 10 years experience in teaching both children and adults of all experience levels, including exam preparations. I developed over the years a creative method to make children explore music through colours and imagination
  • Edmund Reid Cheam, SM1 Silver Member

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    I insist on regular practice for all my students
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  • The 3 Key Components To Choosing A Music Teacher

    Mr Roger Mo Classical Violin Teacher (North West London) Picture Finding a music tutor for your child can be a daunting task. On one hand, it's exciting for them to begin learning to play an instrument and seeing all the fun it can bring. On the other, it's incredibly stressful to find a quality music teacher who's serious about ensuring your child succeeds...
  • Plainchant, Erik Satie and the Minimalists

    Benjamin Rimmer Classical Violin Teacher (East London) Picture A brief examination of the link between plainchant, Erik Satie (1866-1925) and the 'Minimalist' composers of the mid-late 20th Century. Satie and the Minimalists both formed similarly divergent paths away from the compositional ideals of their respective eras. These paths interestingly led them...
  • What Sets A Child Up For A Joyful, Musical Life?

    Karen Grace Classical Violin Teacher (Kingston upon Thames) Picture As a musician who feels lucky enough to enjoy all aspects of my work, conversations about my profession often very quickly spark stories from people of how they used to play the violin, the piano, the oboe, as a child but they gave up because they didn’t like their teacher, they didn’t like...

 

  • Methods Of Violin Teaching

    Christopher Quaid Classical Violin Teacher (West London) Picture Teaching the violin is an art in itself. In some ways it is probably more challenging than playing the instrument itself. After all, there is a great responsibility in teaching someone to play the violin. You can help them decide whether this will be a thing they will enjoy doing and grow to...
  • Performance success

    Elisabeth Holman Classical Violin Teacher (Truro) Picture As a violinist, who performs on a regular basis, there are things that have helped a huge amount. It isn't luck if the performance goes well, it is a case of mind over matter. It is self belief at a crucial point and getting into the right mind set. Not easy, but possible. Practising the...
  • Creating a Proper Violin Warm-Up Routine Editor's Pick

    Jill Valentine Classical Violin Teacher (South East London) Picture Motivating oneself to enter the "practice" mindset can be daunting, especially in the midst of a busy world in which we have grown used to having a thousand things on our minds at once. There's no way to avoid the fact that a practice session will only be worthwhile if we are 100 percent focused...