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Mr MATTHEW BAIN
Mr MATTHEW BAIN

Qualifications:
First Class Honours Degree in Music, Oxford University

Postgraduate Diploma in Violin, Royal College of Music

Masters in Musicology with distinction, Oxford University

Piano Diploma, ABRSM
Instruments: Violin
Viola
Piano
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Jazz (piano)
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

Established Oxford and Royal College of Music graduate violin teacher with 12 years experience, including 4 as tutor for the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain. I mainly work in Kensington and Chelsea but happy to travel to most parts of west London.

I have extensive violin teaching experience in schools across London (state and private), including Bousfield Primary, Holland Park, Colville Primary, St Barnabas with St Philip Primary, Wanstead Music School and the Tri-borough Music Hub Saturday Music School. I have also taught for the Bridge Project, teaching Suzuki method in schools in deprived areas of south London.

I'm a passionate orchestral player (regular freelancer with Philharmonia Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra) and experienced youth orchestra coach. I've been a violin tutor with the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain since 2016. Before that I coached and conducted the Tri-Borough Youth Orchestra in west London (2010-2014).

In the latest ABRSM exam season, my students obtained 4 merit and 3 distinction passes. My students have always obtained good grades.

I believe that there is music in every child, and I am passionate about unlocking their potential in the right way. I've taught students at all levels and all ages, from aged 5 to university level, and I love the challenge that every student brings.

I teach a mixture of traditional methods (Suzuki) and newer approaches, with a strong emphasis on aural training and systematic practice techniques for good progress. I use a lot of techniques from Paul Harris's Simultaneous Learning approach.

I am also a keen singer, choral director and jazz pianist. I am the co-director of London International Gospel Choir, and the director of the Independent Musicians Collective, a small top-level vocal group that perform in venues such as Pizza Express Holborn.

Contact MATTHEW

Address: 15 Gibbs Green
Greater London
W14 9NB
Phone: 07761770580

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