You can learn at The Violin Academy in person or via video chat.
Due to Covid-19 a risk assessment has been undertaken. Hygiene and safety measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of my students and myself as the teacher. View the document here: Covid-19 Procedure
I teach students of all ages and ability levels from ‘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 and 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.
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. Building close relationships with all my students key to getting the best out of them and I have wide experience in making every session fun and enjoyable. My teaching methods are adapted to each student, being sensitive to their needs. Every parent and teacher has noticed marked and continuous improvement in cognitive ability and personality.
Miss Alexandra Parker
Director of The Violin Academy