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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

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Personal Description:

Award winning Irish violinist Maria is the most recent winner of the prestigious Heineken Ireland Violin Competition. She has been based in London since leading the Southbank Sinfonia in 2010. She has appeared as soloist and director with various orchestras, performing concertos of Mozart, Bach, Locatelli, Vivaldi and Beethoven.

Maria has performed extensively as a chamber musician, as a Duo with Irish pianists Úna Hunt and Michael Joyce in Ireland; throughout Ireland, Spain and Italy with Amarilli Trio and with Camerata Ireland on numerous tours including a U.S. Tour taking them to Carnegie Hall.

Maria enjoys a busy orchestral career including work with the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Concert and Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as well as making frequent visits to her native Ireland with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and Camerata Ireland. She was the 2008 recipient of the RDS Music Bursary and the Feis Ceoil Raymond Kearns Bursary.

Tutoring Experience:

2012- present. Private violin teacher.
2010-2011. Outreach violin teacher in Elephant & Castle London
2006-2008 Subsititute Violin teacher in the CIT Cork School of Music, Cork, Ireland. Teaching students ranging from beginners to 1st year Undergraduate students.
2004-2006 Violin teacher at the Carlow College of Music. Teaching students from beginner to grade 8, ages 8 years to 17 years old.
2003-2004 Violin teacher at Booterstown Music School, Dublin. Teaching students from beginner to grade 5, both in pairs and individually.
2002-2003 Violin teacher in Coláiste Bríde, Secondary School in Clondalkin, Dublin. Teaching classes of 3 to 4, mainly grade 1 and 2, as part of a scheme run in the school.

Other Experience
Member of String Faculty of Summer Music on the Shannon 2008, 2009.
-giving masterclasses, orchestral sectionals, and chamber music coaching to students between the ages of 6 and 19 years old.
Education projects with Southbank Sinfonia 2010,
including composition/improvisation with 9 and 10 year olds and composing a soundtrack to silent films.

Tutoring Approach:

Music tuition for younger children needs to instill a love for their instrument in them. So lessons need to be as creative and interesting as they are informative. Young children should love and enjoy their lessons. As they get older and more proficient, as with everything in life, it gets a bit more serious, but no matter how old the student, they should always enjoy their lessons, and it's a teachers job to teach in such a way that the enjoyment comes also from a sense of achievement and progress.

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


  • Hochschule für Musik Köln (2009) - Graduate Diplom (Koln) (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • CIT Cork School of Music (2008) - M.A. Perf (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University college Dublin (2005) - B.A. (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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