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Prof Robert Turrell
Prof Robert Turrell

Fellow Trinity College London
Teacher at Guildhall School of Music & Drama Junior Dept London & students at Oxford University
Instruments: Violin
Chamber Music
NYO, NCO and Music College Preparation
Genre/Style(s): *FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION LESSON*. I am a highly enthusiastic experienced violin and viola teacher. In addition to the London music colleges I also teach students at Oxford University, University of Bath and Bath Spa University and give private violin and viola lessons in my fully equipped studio in the centre of bath.
I teach all ages and abilities. If students would like to work towards exams I use both the ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall exam systems. I have extensive knowledge and experience to enable me to tailor a programme for each student to enable them to achieve their full potential. Many of my students have gone onto study music at music college or university, join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain or the National Children’s Orchestra. My students have also been very successful in music competitions many of whom are now working in the music profession.
I teach many students who just want to play for enjoyment and develop as quickly as they can.
We can’t all be a Nicola Benedetti but we can all enjoy the experience of learning the instrument.
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Since early success as a student winning all his music college competitions for string and chamber music playing, Robert has worked with more than 30 symphony & chamber orchestras. He has given master-classes in Europe, USA, China, Cyprus and Australia and is the Artistic Director of “Music in Tuscany”, a centre for chamber music excellence in Italy working mainly with American students from the top American music schools. Robert also teaches viola and chamber music at The Royal Academy of Music and is currently setting up a new string programme for the University of Bath as well as running a successful private teaching studio in Bath.

Robert has a passion for chamber music and instrumental teaching and a strong desire to pass on his expertise through the various music courses he is involved with. He has an established reputation for producing rapid student improvement supported by sound technique and musicianship.

Robert is the principal conductor of The Philomusica of London, one of the longest established chamber orchestras in the world and guest conductor with many orchestras around the globe.

“It was really useful to have that kind of intensive coaching: even within a few days we’d improved so much and made a totally different sound....”
“How do I thank you enough for the past 7 years? You have been a truly inspiring teacher, always so enthusiastic and supportive. I will miss you and your lessons greatly and look forward to coming to play to you in the future”
“We have seen our daughter grow as a musician under your thoughtful guidance and inspiration. It is impossible to thank you enough for that”.
“ I just wanted to thank you for being a great teacher and a genuine inspiration...”
“ I’ve never seen him so motivated and we are delighted he has made so much progress in such a short time”
“I have loved learning with you over the last 6 years... thank you so much for everything”
“We all learnt so much and had such fun”
“We never had much outside advice in the past, so intense coaching for a week made a world of difference.”
”Thank you so much for everything you’ve taught us these past two weeks. We had a lot of fun learning with you as our conductor. We’ll miss you!”
“ I enjoyed orchestra rehearsals immensely. Also, thank you for helping me realise that I can indeed memorise as much music as possible. Thank you again for your inspirational teaching”.
“I just thought I'd send a quick email to say a huge thank you for all the help you gave us. Since we've come back we've raised our game so much and we talk about colours all the time!!! Everyone's commented on how much we've improved and how we now sound like a quartet rather than four individual players. I had a really great time....... “

Anna Growns (Royal College of Music) - Laura Ryan (Royal College of Music) - Cara Coetzee (Royal College of Music ) - Jennifer Ames (Royal Academy of Music) - Amantha Wijisekera (Oxford University followed by postgraduate Royal Academy of Music) – Helen Picknett (Royal Academy of Music) - Henry Scarlett (Cambridge University [music]) - Chantal Leverton (Royal Academy of Music) - Robert Ames (Royal Academy of Music) - Luke Turrell (University of Arts, Berlin) - Beverley Hull (Trinity College of Music) - Hannah Clark (Bristol University) - Sarah Colley (Royal Academy of Music) - Andy Thorn (Royal College of Music) - Stella Page (Trinity College of Music) - Antonia Pagulatos (Trinity College of Music) - Hannah Clark (Bristol University [music]) - Jocelyn Bench (Royal Academy of Music)

Most of the above students also won a place in The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO) and scholarships to the college of their choice

Contact Robert

Address: Orchard View
Quarry Rock Gardens
Phone: 01225 316041
Mobile: 07971 048459

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