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Miss Laura Robinson MMusRNCM
Miss Laura Robinson MMusRNCM

MMusRNCM in Performance (Merit)
MusB (Hons) The University of Manchester (1st Class)
ABRSM Grade 8 Distinction on Viola
DipABRSM on Recorder
Child Protection Course:
Completed Educare child protection training course. (more)
Keeping Children Safe in Music is the latest in the EduCare's series of distance learning courses on child protection. The training programme uses short films to show a variety of good and bad practice examples, which will be available to watch online. It will help anyone teaching music to children gain a better understanding of their child protection responsibilities, and avoid situations that could lead to accusations of misconduct.

Instruments: Violin
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


After studying the Viola and Recorder at The University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), I have been teaching music for over 10 years with the Liverpool and Bolton Music Services.
I regularly play in orchestras, both modern and baroque, around the North West, and I am the Viola player in the Langonet String Quartet who will be appearing at the Edinburgh Music Festival this summer.
Even though my first instrument is the Viola, I have experience of teaching both the Violin and the Viola in every situation, whether whole class teaching, small groups or individuals, teaching all ages from 5 to 85 and also beginners to post Grade 8 standard. I have experience of teaching students with Special Educational Needs and have also coached a viola player to be awarded a place on the Junior RNCM programme and a violinist to be accepted for the National Children's Orchestra.
My other ‘first’ instrument is the Recorder and I am very passionate about teaching this often-neglected instrument and showing people that it really is a beautiful-sounding instrument and is much more complex than it is believed.
I can also teach the theory of music as a separate lesson as required to support students with their progression of theory and can provide coaching for taking ABRSM Grade 5 Theory, a requirement if pupils want to take ABRSM Grade 6 and above on their instrument.
My style of teaching is very positive and encouraging as I believe that this is definitely the best way to get the most out of my pupils. I do use exams (both ABRSM and Trinity) as a means to help motivate learners to achieve their goals, however I am equally happy to teach well-rounded musicianship without the use of exams if pupils do not want to take them. I actively encourage all my pupils to join ensembles and orchestras as I believe this is where the real enjoyment comes from, making music with others.

Contact Laura

Address: Bolton

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