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Mrs Rachel Knowles-Matthews
Mrs Rachel Knowles-Matthews

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Qualifications:
BA (Hons) Music, 2:1
ABRSM Grade 8 Violin
ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory
Instruments: Violin (all abilities)
Piano (beginners)

Do you want to try the instrument before committing? The first couple of lessons are a paid trial and if you decide you would like to continue, there are monthly/per term payment options.
I have studied the violin for over 20 years, offering lessons to all abilities. I have also previously studied the piano and welcome beginners.
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Improvisation
Pop
Indie/Rock
Contemporary
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


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I have studied violin for over 20 years and graduated in BA (Hons) Music with 2:1 from Bath Spa University and became Principal 2nd Violin for Bath Spa University Orchestra.

For 15 years, I performed and toured with orchestras, chamber ensembles and string quartets. I have also been involved in session work, pit work (musicals), recording film music and compositions.

Ensembles I have performed with include Future Dub Orchestra, Bristol Sinfonia, Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra and South West Youth Orchestra, where I had the opportunity to be mentored and perform alongside Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra players. During my time performing in a string quartet, we were involved in workshops with the Carducci String Quartet.

I have toured in Austria and Germany and performed in a number of venues in the Midlands and South West regions.

Currently, I am the violinist for indie/rock cover band called Hear The Spheres performing in the Gloucestershire area at gigs, festivals, weddings and other functions.

Having studied instrumental teaching at university and leading music sessions after graduating, I would like to share my skills with others as I have a passion for violin and supporting others to develop.

I have experience in the ABRSM syllabus but have knowledge with other exam boards. If you are interested in learning violin exam-free then I also welcome this!

Do you want to try the violin before committing? The first couple of lessons are a paid trial and if you decide you would like to continue, there are monthly/per term payment options. I also have a full size violin which you can try during the first lesson.

Feel free to give me a call or you can email me at [email protected]

Contact Rachel

Address: Prestbury
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL52 3DP
Mobile: 07914028910
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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