Carlos De la Gala begins to play violin at the age of 5 in his birth place , Santander ( Spain). He graduates at the Royal College of Music of London and continues his studies in Germany with Prof. Grigory Zhislin. After getting his Master at Wurzburg Hochschule fur Musik, he moves to USA, being violin assistant professor at Columbus University.
Many prestigious violinists such as Itzhak Rashkovsky, Ani Schnarch,Sergiu Schwartz, Adrian Butterfield (baroque violin), Maxim Vengerov, Lewis Kaplan or Dmitry Sitkovetsky have given him their knowledge.
Laureated in international violin competitions, Carlos has been granted many Banco Santander scholarships.
He has not only played as a chamber musician and soloist in several countries (England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Poland, USA, Spain, etc.), but he has shared the stage with renowned musicians such as Bernard Haiting, Sir Roger Norrington, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Krzysztof Penderecki.
2009 – Now Private Teaching (Beginner to Diploma)
2009 – 2011 Associate Professor at Columbus State University, GA (USA)
2016 Violin Teacher at Roundhay Music
My approach of Violin teaching is very adaptable; I believe that every student is a different and unique case, this is the reason why every single student requires a different pedagogic approach which enhance their individuality developing the inspiration and creativity as a result.
As with language, the student's effort to learn to play the Violin should be met with sincere praise, encouragement and patience. Every single student learns at his/her own pace, building on small steps so that each one can be mastered.
My experience as a performer myself, helped me to develop my understanding of violin playing to the highest extents as it did with my teaching skills. Using my own and exclusive teaching methods, which when applied, can bring an instant result and improvement on the student's playing through out the lesson.
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|Royal College of Music of London||2007||College||BMus (Hons)|
|Hochschule für Musik Würzburg ( Germany )||2009||Masters||Violinsolistmeisterklasse|