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Mrs Wendy Staal

Professional Certificate(Hons)
Instruments: Violin
Genre/Style(s): All styles
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I am a professional violinist with over 25 years experience of teaching the violin to people of all ages and abilities in London and Dorset.

100% pass rate in ABRSM exams

I have students who play in the Wessex Youth Orchestra, those who have achieved success in local music festivals, and those who are going on to study music and make it their career.

My approach to violin teaching is guided by the principle that playing the violin should be enjoyable at every stage of learning. Music is a language, in learning the violin we not only learn the physical skill of how to produce great sounds on the instrument but also important emotional and mental skills that enable us to communicate and listen to each other.

I specialize in teaching very young beginners, from the age of 5, and am dedicated to providing teaching that combines good technical foundations with having fun and an enjoyable, positive lesson every week.

I am experienced in teaching students of all ages and abilities, lessons are always tailored to the individual.

I teach mainly from home in a spacious music room. This provides a friendly, comfortable environment for lessons. The space also doubles as a place for informal concerts and rehearsals.

Advice and support to parents about practice is provided, including, on occasion, short tailor made YouTube videos and audio files to use at home.

Choice of music is carefully tailored to level and ability in order to develop technique, but students are encouraged to play music that motivates them, whatever the genre.

I encourage and help students to compose and improvise their own melodies if they are interested in doing so. This is often a natural extension, and fun activity, for my young students in the process of learning how to read music.

I can provide music theory lessons for my students who are studying for grade 5 theory in order to take ABRSM grade 6 and above.

I have over 15 years experience of conducting amateur orchestras in London and Dorset.

Contact Wendy

Address: Bridport
Phone: 01308 426591
Mobile: 07961195809
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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