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Thomas offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Violin

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £35.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £25.00

Viola

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £35.00

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Personal Description:

**COVID-19 INFO** - I am also offering online lessons, so please do get in touch if you are interested in booking a lesson.

I am currently working as a freelance professional violinist and violin teacher, following the completion of my Masters degree in 2017. I am a very friendly, empathic person, and strive to tailor my teaching approach to the needs of every individual. I have many years experience in teaching in a variety of settings. This ranges from one-on-one tuition, to classroom teaching and leading orchestral and chamber ensemble sectionals. I also have experience in preparing students for ABRSM exams, with a 100% pass rate to date.
In addition to my teaching work I also work as a freelance perfomer, and regularly play with the following professional orchestras, amongst many others:
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, English National Ballet, London Sinfonietta, London Mozart Players, Orchestra of St. John's, The Little Orchestra (London)

Tutoring Experience:

I have many years of experience teaching pupils in a range of different settings. A summary of my teaching work to date is as follows:

● Violin Tutor at Aura Music Academy, Altrincham, since 2018.
● 3 private students in Bolton
● 1 private student in London, 2017-18
● Led and conducted small string ensemble for two weeks of rehearsals plus three performances in Dubai in 2016, upon special invitation from schools group Taaleem
● Leader of Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Leeds Youth Opera 2013-14, included mentoring and coaching string section rehearsals in run-up to performances
● Delivered multiple sets of violin workshops to Year 7 and 8 pupils in two schools in Manchester, 2014-15

Students ABRSM exam results, 2019 and 2020:

Pass rate: 100% (6/6)
Merit/Distinction grades: 83% (5/6)

In addition, whilst at university I was tutored in string teaching by Philippa Bunting, a renowned figure within the music pedagogical world and a contributing author for many ABRSM teaching publications.

Tutoring Approach:

My principal consideration is always that every student is are unique, and therefore tailor my teaching approach to the needs of each individual. In our introductory lesson, I would be pleased to discuss your aims and interests to plan out a programme of study suited to your goals.

Please feel free to send me a request if you have any questions at all!

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

Qualifications:

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2017) - Master of Music (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Northern College of Music (2016) - Bachelor of Music with Honours (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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