Violin, Viola, Theory, GCSE and A'level Music coaching 20/08/2019 NOTE:, UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE NO VACANCIES UNTIL JANUARY 2020., , , I have a friendly, flexible approach to teaching and I work with my students to tailor lessons to their interests and aims., , 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. , , , I tailor lessons to the interest of the student and I have students learning classical as well as others who prefer popular and folk music., , , I teach all levels from beginner to post-grade 8., , , My students are a range of ages. Currently my youngest is 6 and oldest is in their 50s., , , 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).