From a young age, I had the privilege of studying with tutors namely Brian Dargie of the Mozart Players of London and Leland Chen, Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music. With the latter, I refined works such as Legende by Wieniawski and the Spring Sonata by Beethoven.
In terms of qualifications, I was one of the last students to have successfully completed and pass an Associate Diploma of the London College of Music qualification in its tougher format. This was a teaching exam which also involved playing Diploma level repertoire. I also hold a Diploma in Music Performance (Dip Mus P in Classical Violin).
I also have a pass in grade 8 music theory. I continued my performance studies at Aberdeen University for a number of years with the Belgian concert violinist Nathalie Van Ballenberghe. Presently, I am continuing my performance studies with a Royal College of Music tutor with a view to completing a post grad at this Conservatoire.
I use a reflective and person centred approach which increases students' self-awareness and therefore confidence. I am also very interested in mindfulness which increases players' awareness and is an ideal approach for music performers.
I have the privilege of teaching classical violin, viola and music theory beyond Grade 8 Trinity and ABRSM. I also tutor beginners piano. Originally from Scotland with Irish and Hungarian ancestry, I also have a passion for traditional fiddle and this includes the Irish/British traditions as well as those from the USA, Hungary and other parts of Europe.
A huge benefit of taking lessons with me is that I tutor online which is hugely beneficial especially for rural based clients. It cuts down on clients' petrol, heating, parking charges and time. Already these lessons are proving highly successful because of their didactic qualities too.
I am also of one of only a number of tutors who provide a 'super-tutor' service. This means that I offer my services on a residential basis especially during holiday and weekend periods. The super-tutor service is ideal for students who are seeking places at specialist schools or further education.
Other benefits include;-
-My own unique method which sustains even the youngest students' interest in a longer lesson
-10% of all music books and accessories
-Free starter materials
-Regular progress reports and certificates
-Friendly home environment if coming to my home
-Out of school music lessons (prep for GCSE and A level practical exams)
-Improvisation/basic composition/aural music theory
-No need to read music before you start lessons
-Advice on hiring/purchasing instruments
-Suzuki method taught
Jazz/ Electric Violin
Beginners to Advanced
Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)
If you are interested in learning with me please email or call:
07858 674 781
or Contact me through my website: http://adamphillipsviolin.com/top-menu/contact
Lessons are taught at my home in Eastbourne or I can travel to your home to In Lewes, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Hove, Burgess Hill.
I have vast experience tutoring one to one, in pairs and in groups. My students come from all walks of life and range from young children to older adults who have made the decision to start or re-learn a string instrument later in life. I am very grateful to them for inviting me to be their tutor. Also, I have experience of tutoring and developing the strings department at a Montessori influenced school in Scotland. I was a strings tutor for Aberdeenshire schools as well as for a number of privately owned music centres in the local area.
Lastly, prior to relocating to the Sussex area, I organised and ran the north of Scotland's only regular classical/folk violin workshops and masterclasses-Strings for All. The workshops commanded regular press coverage as well as attention from the Aberdeen International Youth Festival who were interested in integrating them into their events.
Fee (45 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00
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