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Miss Kirsty Main MMus BMus (Hons) MISM
Miss Kirsty Main MMus BMus (Hons) MISM

Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Violin Performance - Royal Northern College of Music

Masters of Music in Historically Informed Performance Practice (with Merit) - Glasgow University in conjunction with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

ABRSM Violin Grade 8 (Distinction)
Instruments: Violin
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Memberships: (verified) Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)


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With a passion for delivering the highest quality of music education to pupils of all ages and abilities, I have a wealth of experience of violin and music tuition as detailed below. I am particularly committed to making lessons and performance opportunities an enjoyable and fun experience, whilst still helping students to achieve their potential and play at the highest level.


Currently String Tutor for both Croydon Music and Arts, and Camden Music Service, delivering individual and group lessons to school children of various ages.

Private violin teaching: 2016 to present
- Responsible for giving individual lessons to violin students of various ages and abilities.
- Experience of taking pupils successfully through ABRSM exams.

Strings instructor for Renfrewshire Council: 2016 to 2017
- Delivered individual and group violin and viola lessons to primary and secondary pupils at various schools throughout the local authority.
- Responsible for preparing pupils for school music exams, with 100% of my pupils attaining an `A` grade.
- Coached both the symphony orchestra and string groups for the area, preparing them for performances and teaching groups in sectional rehearsals.

Violinist and Workshop Leader for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra: 2016 to 2017
- Demonstrating and teaching various string instruments to children attending the SCO`s children`s concerts and events in dynamic and engaging group sessions.

Placement with Artis Education: 2013
- Assisted in the planning and delivery of engaging whole-class arts workshops of up to 30 school children.

Placement with `Big Noise` Sistema Scotland: 2013
- Planned and delivered outreach and educational projects with the group, including a side-by-side performance with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.
- Worked successfully with pupils from a range of backgrounds, including some with highly restrictive language barriers.


I also enjoy a busy freelance performance career, including both classical and session work, where I have recently performed with the orchestra of the Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Concert Orchestra, the Kellie Consort (a baroque ensemble), and the Rogue Orchestra - who recently recorded for Jon Fratelli's upcoming album.

Please feel free to contact me for any additional information or enquiries.

Contact Kirsty

Address: Royal Victoria Docks
Greater London
E16 1TH
Phone: 07535310473

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