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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £32.00
Intermediate £34.00
Advanced £34.00
Expert £34.00
Casual £34.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £28.00
Intermediate £28.00
Advanced £28.00
Casual £28.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £34.00
Advanced £34.00
Expert £34.00
Casual £34.00

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Personal Description:

I am a Midlands-based freelance musician. I teach violin, viola and theory.
Former member of English National Ballet and Scottish Ballet orchestras, and other UK orchestras.
Former violin student of Raymond Cohen (London) and Alexandre Brussilovsky (Paris).
Former co-leader of Orchestre International de Paris, Principal 2nd violin of Les Soloistes de Berry and Orchestre des Arts Florrisants.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been teaching for over 20 years and many of my students have worked through their grade exams and continued onto Higher Education (Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, Universities etc).

I teach students from beginners to grade 8 /diploma level.

I am currently teaching online via Skype or Zoom, but when covid rules change ano it's safe to do so, my lessons take place at my music room in CV4, near Tile Hill railway station.

Tutoring Approach:

I teach bespoke lessons according to the needs of the student.
We discuss aims of the lessons and plan pieces to be studied together. I encourage students to learn a variety of pieces so they feel comfortable playing a range of styles.

When teaching children, I encourage parents to get involved to keep lessons on track. Don't worry if you're a parent who isn't a musician, most aren't. The role of the parent can be to check practise has been done, listen and praise when it sounds good. Doesn't sound much, but it makes a huge difference to the learner.

I teach ABRSM and Trinity grades and am open to other exam boards if appropriate. I have good results. Many of my students have passed grade 8 and gone to study music in conservatoire or university.

I like to take students who want to enjoy playing violin. I'm always keen to see students progress and I realise that exams are not appropriate for everyone (for lots of reasons, and I have a number of students who just learn for fun.

What's important is that the quality of their playing is good and they are pleasant to listen to whatever their level.

Learning an instrument can help to develop a number of other skills including listening, attention to detail, staying-power and team working.

I expect some practise to take place between lessons and negotiate this individually. If no practise is done, progress is slow or non-existent.

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


  • Birmingham School of Music (1983) - GBSM Diploma (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Birmingham School of Music (1982) - ABSM Diploma (Professional) (✘ Not On File)

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