Learn to play the violin and it will change your life! I offer specialist tuition from my home (just East of Exeter) to school age children and to adults too, of all levels of ability, with or without previous experience of learning an instrument. I meet pupils at their musical starting point, encouraging their learning with expert guidance and plenty of fun too!
Trial lessons are offered to all new pupils without obligation.
For school-age pupils (reception age and up), I currently have a few vacancies during after-school time on weekday evenings and on Saturdays. These would generally be for complete beginners but enquiries are welcome from those who have already commenced tuition and are looking for a new teacher. Please contact me to discuss possible times.
For adult pupils, I can offer daytime slots (usually one hour) on a weekly basis, or ad hoc to suit your schedule. Weekday evenings are often possible during school holiday periods. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
I can always offer a violin of the appropriate size for use during a trial lesson. For young beginners, I can usually offer a suitable violin to borrow for the first term.
For all pupils, I can offer advice on hire or purchase, including recommending the best size and type. From time to time, current pupils upgrade to a new size or model, and are selling a pre-loved violin - these are often excellent value.
I strongly recommend seeking advice from a trusted teacher before purchasing any instrument.
including written practice notes for every lesson and copies of my worksheets to support learning
30 minute individual lesson: £15.00
60 minute individual lesson: £30.00
BMus (Hons) (Manchester)MMus (Performance) (Sheffield);
LRAM (Royal Academy of Music); PGCE (Plymouth/Rolle)
Member of Incorporated Society of Musicians, with Registered Private Teacher status (*)
(* includes updated DBS check)
Member of European String Teachers Association
"Thanks very much for all the brilliant violin lessons and orchestra sessions!"
(End of Year card from a Secondary school pupil)
"Thank you for helping me get an eggcellent result in my violin exam and for being an eggcellent violin teacher!" (Easter card from a Primary pupil)
"Thank you so much for nurturing and encouraging my daughter's love of the viola. Your excellent teaching and dedication have brought her to a standard that makes playing for her and her listeners an absolute joy." (Leaving card from parent of 6th form pupil)
"I diddent achely know I was going to be realy good at my vilin. I have practist lots and lots" (Handmade card after first lesson, young Primary pupil - original spelling!)
"Thank you so much for all your help and support over the last four years. Your advice really has been invaluable and I've enjoyed our lessons so much." (Exeter University Music Scholar)