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Mr James Woodrow BMus(Hons) DipABRSM
Mr James Woodrow BMus(Hons) DipABRSM

BMus (Hons) First Class, Royal Northern College of Music (2013)
DipABRSM (violin performance) with distinction (2007)
Instruments: Violin
ABRSM Music Theory
ABRSM Aural Preparation
ABRSM Piano Accompaniment
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


COVID-19 Update 24/10/2020 - I am currently offering both face to face lessons and online lessons (via Skype). Manchester is currently in Tier 3 restrictions. Although household mixing is not permitted for socialising, one of the exemptions that people can mix in private homes is 'for the purpose of education and training'. I have checked this both on the government website and by contacting the Mayor of Manchester's office directly. I have taken a number of hygiene precautions to help minimise the spread of COVID, which can be discussed prior to booking a lesson, as well as a COVID business risk assessment which I am happy to share with you. Please also get in touch if at this stage you would rather have an online lesson.
Email: [email protected]

Experience of teaching all ages and abilities. I am very willing to suit the needs of all individuals and keen to encourage enjoyment of playing. For those keen to prepare for exams as part of their overall development, I encourage preparation for ABRSM grades.

1st Class Honours graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music. Experienced performer playing in a wide variety of ensembles, from professional orchestras to baroque and chamber ensembles. Winner of RNCM Chamber Music Prizes - Nossek Prize, Schubert Prize and Roger Raphael Prize.

Although I work primarily as a violinist, I am also happy to teach viola to grade 8 standard. Competent pianist, with ABRSM grade 8 distinction, able to provide piano accompaniment to my own students, or indeed other students of all instruments, for ABRSM exams.

In addition to teaching privately, I also hold the position of visiting teacher of violin at Solihull School.

Recent achievements of my students include :
- A high proportion of Merits and Distinctions across all ABRSM grades
- Grade 8 Distinction (mark 139/150)
- Grade 7 Distinction (mark 138/150)
- A* in GCSE music (prepared performance module)
- Music Scholarship offer to Manchester High School for Girls
- Final preparations towards a successful Junior RNCM application

Most recent DBS check September 2019 (via Solihull School)

Contact James

Address: Manchester
Greater Manchester
M13 9GG
Phone: 07531947931
Fee (40 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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