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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00
Casual £25.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00
Casual £25.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00

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Personal Description:

Adam is a direct descendant of the 18th century Scottish composer and fiddler William Marshall who is credited as creating ‘the first Strathspeys of the age’. Adam’s mixed Basque and Austro-Hungarian lineage has given him a natural affinity with both traditional and classical violin music.

After completing his studies at College, Adam took masterclasses with International soloist and Menuhin student Leland Chen who was to have a considerable influence on his own playing. At these classes, Adam played Beethoven's Spring Sonata and the virtuoso work Legende by Wieniawski. Other tutors included Professor Gillian Findlay of Trinity College and briefly Angus Ramsey of Scottish Opera.From a young age, I had the privilege of studying with tutors namely Brian Dargie of the Mozart Players of London and Leland Chen, Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music. With the latter, I refined works such as Legende by Wieniawski and the Spring Sonata by Beethoven.

In terms of qualifications, I was one of the last students to have successfully completed and pass an Associate Diploma of the London College of Music qualification in its tougher format. This was a teaching exam which also involved playing Diploma level repertoire. I also hold a Diploma in Music Performance (Dip Mus P in Classical Violin).

I also have a pass in grade 8 music theory. I continued my performance studies at Aberdeen University for a number of years with the Belgian concert violinist Nathalie Van Ballenberghe. Presently, I am continuing my performance studies with a Royal College of Music tutor with a view to completing a post grad at this Conservatoire.

I use a reflective and person centred approach which increases students' self-awareness and therefore confidence. I am also very interested in mindfulness which increases players' awareness and is an ideal approach for music performers.

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Tutoring Experience:

Adam was one of the last people to pass the ALCM in violin teaching exam in its tougher format before it became a stipulation for potential candidates to carry a performer's qualification. He also carries a pass in Grade 8 music theory. Last but not least Adam has a performer's Diploma and is hoping to complete a post grad at the RCM.
I have the privilege of teaching classical violin, viola and music theory beyond Grade 8 Trinity and ABRSM. I also tutor beginners piano. Originally from Scotland with Irish and Hungarian ancestry, I also have a passion for traditional fiddle and this includes the Irish/British traditions as well as those from the USA, Hungary and other parts of Europe.

A huge benefit of taking lessons with me is that I tutor online which is hugely beneficial especially for rural based clients. It cuts down on clients' petrol, heating, parking charges and time. Already these lessons are proving highly successful because of their didactic qualities too.

I am also of one of only a number of tutors who provide a 'super-tutor' service. This means that I offer my services on a residential basis especially during holiday and weekend periods. The super-tutor service is ideal for students who are seeking places at specialist schools or further education.

The games helped me learn lots in a fun, exciting way. The meditation helped me to focus before we got started, which was really good as I can get a little nervous. Yvonne Payne

Adam you are so nice. I thought of you all on Monday and wished I was with you. Roll on the summer workshop. Anabel Smith

Mr Adam is a genius! Lucy Campbell (aged 4)

Emma was overwhelmed by her first lesson with you Adam. What can I say. Zoila Pitcher, Tunbridge Wells

Other benefits include;-

-My own unique method which sustains even the youngest students' interest in a longer lesson

-10% of all music books and accessories

-Free starter materials

-Regular progress reports and certificates

-Friendly home environment if coming to my home

-Out of school music lessons (prep for GCSE and A level practical exams)

-Electric violin

-Improvisation/basic composition/aural music theory

-No need to read music before you start lessons

-Advice on hiring/purchasing instruments

-Suzuki method taught

Tutoring Approach:

Adam uses a reflective and student-centred approach in his teaching. He feels that this raises students' self-awareness and therefore all round self-esteem. Adam also practises mindfulness and uses this in his Strings for All workshops.

As a performer Adam has played with many local orchestras including the GCO and Concordia Strings where he led sections, particularly during crucial rehearsals. Adam has also performed with the Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra for a number of concert seasons and is in regular touch with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra during their workshop seasons. Adam was also half of the highly successful Palm Court duo-Take Two.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: German
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Aberdeen (2006) - ALCM Teaching Diploma (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Aberdeen (2006) - Performers Diploma (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Aberdeen (2005) - Performer's Diploma (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Robert Gordon University (2004) - DIP H E (Professional) (✘ Not On File)

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