Information About Gundula - Harrow teacher
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I am an enthusiastic, inspiring and competent violinist, tutor and musical director, highly qualified with a BMus in classical music and a postgraduate degree in jazz. Currently I’m in the process of completing a Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology at City University, London. Moreover, I have a diploma as piano tutor and experience in leading vocal ensembles. My work experience includes 30 years in performing, 25 years in teaching and 20 years of creating, organising and leading arts projects.
The first part of my musical development I spent training in classical music, performing with string quartets and orchestras, and working as violin and piano tutor. In this time I also discovered Alexander technique, and studied for many years, to become proficient in playing with ease myself, and to pass this on to my students, as I saw too many sad cases of people having to stop, because of injuries due to playing with too much tension.
Later I studied eastern European music styles, improvisation, and also alternative methods how to deal with stage fright and exam fear, and after successfully upgrading my own performance in this way, I have helped many students to deal with theirs too.
I prepare thoroughly for Grade exams, without pressure but with engagement and encouragement, and my successful track record of student's results with 30% distinction, 50% merit and only one fail in 20 years of teaching keeps student to be happy and fulfilled by their music making.
In my lessons, I always aim to achieve the right balance of education and joy. I combine a sound technique training with an enjoyable repertoire of varied styles, including classical, jazz, folk, world and improvised music. I also offer a comprehensive preparation for grade exams, and usually accompany my violin students myself. I teach anyone who is inspired to learning, from 4 years old until mature adult age, beginners to advanced level on the violin and up to Grade 5 on the piano,
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- City University London (2018) - MA (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Konservatorium Muenchen (1995) - postgraduate degree (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- Konservatorium Augsburg (1993) - BMus (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)