Violin, Viola, Theory, GCSE and A'level Music coaching I am a very friendly, experienced teacher., Music making should be fun, and I am for my students to enjoy their lessons (even when things get a bit more challenging). My students and parents have told me that I explain things clearly and am patient, though firm when I need to be!, , , , I prepare students for ABRSM and Trinity-Guildhall grade exams. I also have a number of students who learn for fun., , , Several of my students have progressed through grades and moved on to study at university and conservatoire. Some have gained scholarships for further study. , , , My students are a range of ages from 6 upwards. , , , , , , Research has shown that learning a musical instrument develops co-ordination, listening skills, attention to detail and concentration, and has a range of additional benefits. This is something I keep in mind when teaching., , , I have more than 25 years of teaching and professional playing experience (please see Biography section).