Information About Grace - Ladbroke Grove teacher
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Grace began playing the violin aged 4 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, went on to achieve her Bachelor of Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Diana Cummings.She has recently completed a Masters of Music in Gothenburg. She was a member of Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Schools Orchestras for ten years, and lead the County Youth Orchestra. She was also a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales from the age of 15, and toured with them in the UK and German. Through the NYOW she has taken part in four collaborations with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, performing Bernstein’s Mass at the 2012 Proms.
Grace has also taken part in a scheme with the Welsh Sinfonia called ‘Young Stars of the Future’ where she was given the opportunity to play a movement from a concerto with a full orchestra.
She has also played with several London orchestras including the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, University of London Symphony Orchestra, Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, Ernest Reed Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Vitae, the London Beethoven Project and the Swinsian Ensemble.
Grace has played chamber music since she was ten, and is currently a member of the Horizon quartet in London and the Allegro and Cyncoed quartets in Cardiff (violin and viola), arranging and providing a variety of music for weddings and other functions. She is also a founding member of Flö flute and violin duo playing regular concerts as well as weddings and other functions.
She has also performed in the orchestras for several theatrical works, including West Side Story, Barnum and Fiddler on the Roof in Cardiff, and Shadwell Opera’s highly successful productions of The Magic Flute and Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010. She has also worked in the band for London Contemporary Theatre Company’s radio version of A Christmas Carol the stage play of She Stoops to Conquer.
Grace has been teaching privately for over four years now, while she was studying in London, and Sweden. She has experience teaching children of all ages and adult beginners.
She has also lead large group rehearsals for orchestral sessions and workshops. She has a lot of experience working side by side with younger players and is a Young Strings Ambassador for the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, helping out on the 'Young Strings' weekends. She has also helped to tutor orchestral sections in a number of young orchestras in Cardiff, often playing alongside the players as well as helping them in a teaching role.
Grace teaches from beginner to Grade 8 standard on a one-on-one basis.
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Additional Languages: Swedish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Gothenburg University (2018) - Master of Arts (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2016) - Bachelor of Music (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Whitchurch High School (2012) - A at A Level Music (School) (✘ Not On File)
- n/a (2009) - Grade 8 Violin Distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)