Information About Peter - Watford teacher - (6 reviews)
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I am a successful, dedicated violin player and tutor and have been teaching adults and children of all ages
for over 20 years both privately and in schools.
I am a kind, positive, teacher and I really enjoy passing on the skills and art of violin playing to players of all levels.
Please note, at present I can only take on students who are available weekday mornings and early afternoons.
I would ask you only to contact me if this suits your requirements as regrettably I can't fit in more people after
school hours at the moment, I will update my profile as and when this changes, thank you.
I have taught the violin for over 20 years both privately and in schools (primary and secondary)
I cover many musical genres in my violin teaching and playing including classical, jazz and folk fiddle.
I also play and teach jazz piano.
(Please note; I don't teach classical piano, thanks)
My aim is to make learning the violin as easy, enjoyable and fun as I can. As mentioned above, I enjoy playing a wide range of musical genres and I try to give a student the opportunity to try as many different types of music as possible to discover and develop their taste and enjoyment of music.
Anyone can learn to play the violin to an enjoyable level but (perhaps more than with other instruments) there are some wrong turnings that a teacher can help one avoid. A student can invent their own way of succeeding at a particular task in hand, enhanced by encouragement and friendly feedback.
When teaching adults I often allow each client to have plenty of control over the direction of a lesson, for instance if a particular piece of music or aspect of skill interests them, that is often a good area for the lesson to go into.
I think this is also true for teaching children, but would say that usually firmer guidance and direction is necessary. I encourage most children to progress through the grade exams (ABRSM or Trinity) as having the goal of passing an exam is a good motivating factor and provides valuable qualifications for later life (whether within or outside the music profession)
My pupils all have excellent exam outcomes.
I've found in my own experience of learning that if a teacher explains some of the reasons one is being taught something one can feel more enthusiasm and confidence about trying it.
I have taught children successfully as young as five years old, but sometimes recommend parents to wait a year or two later than this.
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- privately (2003) - dipABRSM (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
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my girl is into his class