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Instruments Taught

Violin

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

Music Theory

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

Viola

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

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Personal Description:

Martin studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and as a student was the recipient of the Rachel Godlee Memorial Prize for Viola as well as being awarded many prizes for chamber music performances.

Upon graduating he took up a position with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. This was followed by an appointment as Sub-Principal of Northern Sinfonia. During his time at the orchestra he was involved in frequent chamber music projects with Principal members of the orchestra as well as with such artists as Heinz Holliger, Thomas Zehetmair and Ruth Killius including performances in the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. He also performed as soloist with the orchestra.

Since leaving Northern Sinfonia in 2007 he has led a busy and diverse career based in London. He has played Guest Principal with orchestras including RTE Dublin, London Concert Orchestra, London Musical Arts Orchestra, Mozart Festival Orchestra, Lancashire Sinfonietta and BBC National Orchestra of Wales in venues including the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and St. Martin in the Fields as well as performing with the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. Recent solo performances have included Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.6 with Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and performances with the Soloists of The Philharmonia.

More recently he has combined chamber music with teaching commitments and has held a position at Wycombe Abbey School. He has also been involved with teaching and coaching projects at Stowe School, Lancing College, Invicta Grammar School and Benenden School. He currently teaches at Bennett Memorial School in Tunbridge Wells.

Martin is a founder member of Pentagon String Ensemble with whom he has performed around the UK and Europe.

Tutoring Experience:

I have had many years experience teaching all levels and abilities and am happy to work towards exams or auditions as well as just for fun. I have prepared students for both ABRSM and Trinity exams as well as several achieving successful entry to Junior Conservatoires. With extensive experience in orchestral, chamber and solo performance I am happy to work on any aspect of playing.

I have taught many adult learners of all abilities and tailor my approach to each student so they get the most from their lessons.

Having held teaching positions at Prep Schools in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge I am equally comfortable working with younger children in a fun but productive way, making sure they get the best start possible.

I undertake yearly Child Protection training as well as having an up to date DBS.

Tutoring Approach:

I have a flexible approach and am happy to work at whatever pace suits you… we can work for fun, towards exams or towards concerts, whatever suits you.

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

Qualifications:

  • RNCM (1994) - GRNCM (ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC) (Professional) (✘ Not On File)

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