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Violin

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00

Music Theory

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Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Advanced £25.00

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Personal Description:

Kevin first began the violin at the age of 13. Despite his late start on the instrument, Kevin joined the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at the age of 15. He was soon promoted to principal of second violins, and toured to Australia in 2012 with the MPYO. He has also been a member of the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2013 and 2014, which toured across 7 different Asian countries performing with esteemed musicians such as Maestro James Judd and the cellist Steven Isserlis, performing at venues such as the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall and the Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore.

In 2013, he went to Wells Cathedral School to begin formal musicial tuition. There, he studied with Senior Violin Tutor Catherine Lord. At Wells, he was co-leader of the Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra, and performed as soloist in the Vivaldi's Four Violin Concerto in B Minor.

Upon receiving a full scholarship for his undergraduate degree, Kevin began his studies at the RNCM in 2015. During his time at the RNCM, he has performed for esteemed violinists such as Ning Feng, Mauricio , Sophia Jaffe, Henk Guitart and Yair Kless. He has also performed the Glazunov Violin Concerto with the Manchester Beethoven Orchestra in March 2019.

He was invited to participate at the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepulciano in 2018 by the RNCM, and has performed in venues such as Bridgewater Hall, Cadagon Hall and the Chester Storyhouse.

As a tutor, Kevin has launched teaching projects alongside his peers across various schools across Manchester. He has also been awarded the Leverhulme Mentorship Award in 2019 to undertake a teaching internship with the RNCM Young Strings. He was subsequently invited to coach chamber music groups as well as lead sectionals with the string orchestra at the RNCM Young Strings Summer School.

Kevin will commence his postgraduate studies at the RNCM, having been awarded a First Class with Honours for his Bachelor of Music degree. He will continue studying with the International Chair of Violin, Yair Kless. Kevin plays on a 1595 Amati very generously loaned by the RNCM.

He is kindly supported by the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, Ann Gerrard Bursary, Donny Knowles Scholarship, Jellis Bequest Fund and the Emmanuel Bursary. He is also a recepient of an award by the HELP Musicians UK Foundation.

Tutoring Experience:

RNCM Young Strings (2018-2019)

Violin Tutor at Primary Schools in Manchester

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that the most fundamental approach to learning music is a combination of using physical awareness as well as developing an acute set of aural skills. This would help the student to identify technical difficulties in their playing and apply their aural knowledge to help them discover the best fine motor skills required in playing an instrument.

I try to incorporate methods from the Dalcroze and Kodaly methods to make the lessons engaging and holistic.

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

Qualifications:

  • Royal Northern College of Music (2019) - First Class with Honours (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Wells Cathedral School (2014) - A-Levels (College) (✔ On File)
  • Cempaka International School (2012) - IGCSE (School) (✔ On File)
  • ABRSM (2012) - Grade 8 Distinction (Professional) (✔ On File)

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