Information About Edmund - Nuneaton teacher - (11 reviews)
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Edmund offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
My training was at the Royal Manchester College of Music where I studied with Endre Wolf and later had lessons in London with the celebrated teacher Kato Havas. As soloist I have given many recitals including the Wigmore Hall series and performed concertos with orchestras throughout the UK plus BBC broadcasts with the West Riding String Quartet.
I am now a violinist and soloist currently leading Oxford Proms Orchestra giving Summer concerts in the Sheldonian Theatre and other venues and also visiting schools in Oxfordshire to give workshops as part of Oxford Proms education outreach. I have previously been a full time violinist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Leader of the West Riding String Quartet.
I have taught both privately and been employed as upper strings teacher for the Leeds Music Service when I was first violinist in the West Riding String Quartet teaching students at the University of Leeds, and Berkshire Maestros teaching violin and viola to students at all ages and levels. My students usually achieve a merit or distinction in ABRSM grade exams and some have gone on to specialist music schools including Chethams and music colleges to study for a career in music. I also teach advanced students post Grade 8 and specialize in technical issues such as vibrato, advanced bowing technique, and chord playing in the solo works of J S Bach. I also have a number of adults of different ages returning to playing after a long absence.
I offer a free consultation lesson at my studio in Weddington, Nuneaton with no obligation before a student decides to commit to having lessons. Parents can sit in on lessons. My approach for young beginners is to get them playing a simple tune without the initial burden of music reading which is a feature of the Japanese Suzuki method, although I am not a Suzuki teacher. This works well and gives pupils a sense of achievement.
I have a number of smaller size violins which pupils can borrow at no extra cost.
For young pupils an hour's lesson may be too long so I can offer a 30 minute lesson for a pro-rata half hour fee.
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- Royal Academy of Music (1967) - LRAM Violin Performer (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Royal Academy of Music (1967) - LRAM Violin Teacher (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
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He has also very generously allowed me to borrow his high-quality viola while I get to grips with the instrument - it is clear from the way he teaches that music is a lifelong passion of his, that he enjoys passing on to others. Highly recommended!
Edmund has a fantastic and varied knowledge about the Violin, styles / genres, and the history of the instrument which all benefit learning how to play.
I have found that Edmund has the right amount of focus towards the basics (such as Holding the Bow, Violin Shoulder position, and hand positions) as well as towards learning the scales, bowing styles, and songs that are forming the foundation of my Violin playing.
Edmund's teaching style is to push me to improve and learn new things during his lessons, and then for me to practice what I have learnt for the next lesson, I always leave feeling like I have achieved something, and its great to see the dramatic improvements I have made in such a short space of time.
Really happy with my progress, 5 stars from me!
He's very quick in response and very accommodating, and very understanding.
We are very happy that he is very experienced with teaching young pupils and I can see that he keeps my daughter very focused and interested even after tutorial sessions. My daughter is very excited by new techniques and tunes given by Mr. . He understands her mind well so that each piece/technique is not very long but in manageable bits so that she doesn't get lost in the middle and give up. Now she can see her own progress that she's eager to play more than ever.
Most importantly, my daughter quickly grew very fond of Mr. . She's very happy that he's her tutor. She looks forward to his tutorials and is now asking to practice more (she had to be plodded and pushed to practice before!).