I teach students of all ages and ability levels. I teach ‘absolute beginners’ who may never have picked up a violin, students at ‘novice level’ of all ages who used to play, regret giving it up and are returning to the violin. I also coach and mentor ‘accomplished musicians’ who feel they would benefit from a professional working musician to improve their technical ability or performance technique. The first session is free and is designed to find a starting point from which we can develop. Lessons begin with the two essential skills to practice at home: how to tune your violin, and how to replace a string if one breaks. There are so many things that your lessons can involve, from learning new pieces of music, to technical exercises, flowing scales and arpeggios, and playing beautiful duets.
Many of my students just want to play violin for the pure joy or challenge it brings to their life. Others are taking GCSE in music or want to achieve exam gradings from a registered teacher of The Associate Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM). For those who want to broaden their qualifications even further I also take 14-24 year olds through the skills section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver or Gold).
I have a number of younger students who are on the autistic spectrum and Asperger Syndrome, each with a different and unique personality. I build close relationships with all my students and have wide experience in making every session fun and enjoyable. I adapt my teaching methods to each student, being sensitive to their needs. I understand how to get the very best out of each of my students. Every parent and teacher has noticed marked and continuous improvement in cognitive ability and personality.
Call 07702 795 925 and speak to Alexandra about learning to play the violin.