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

Qualifications:
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
Viola
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Baroque
Contemporary
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.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

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.

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

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
London
Greater London
E16 1TH
Phone: 07535310473

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