In association with
Mr Martin Barnett

PGDE (Secondary)
DipABRSM (Instrumental Teaching)
ABRSM Grade 8: Violin (Distinction)
ABRSM Grade 8: Viola (Distinction)
ABRSM Grade 8: Piano (Distinction)
Instruments: Violin
Music Theory
Understanding Music tuition at National 5/ Higher/ Advanced Higher levels
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Other styles considered
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I am a highly reliable, enthusiastic musician with nearly 15 years' experience teaching the violin, viola and piano to pupils of all ages and stages.
I am currently employed as a Secondary Music teacher with Glasgow City Council but maintain a busy private teaching practice. Having recently moved to Rutherglen I have a number of evening slots available and am keen to establish myself in the area.
Prior to undertaking a classroom teaching post I was employed as an instrumental instructor working with pupils of both primary and secondary age. As well as young people I have a large amount of experience working with adult beginners and take great pleasure in helping anybody achieve their full musical potential regardless of age or ability.
I utilise a wide range of methods to maintain engagement and enjoyment in my lessons and encourage all of my pupils to participate in ensemble playing to enhance their overall musicianship. I coach a number of small string ensembles in collaboration with some cello/double bass teaching colleagues allowing our pupils to experience the immense satifaction of playing with others of a similar standard in a string quartet or orchestral setting.
I place as much of an importance on aural skills as I do on musical notation/theory to ensure musicianship develops at the same rate as instrumental technique. I also have a 100% pass rate with pupils undertaking ABRSM graded exams and am able to accompany my own pupils to save the added expense of hiring a pianist for the day of the exam.
I offer a trial lesson free of charge and am able to provide references from existing parents/pupils upon request.
Please get in touch if you require any additional information and I look forward to hearing from anyone interested in undertaking instrumental lessons.

Contact Martin

Address: Rutherglen
Phone: 07428607380
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00

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