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Miss Morag Johnston
Miss Morag Johnston

Certificate in Instrumental Teaching
Instruments: Classical Violin
Baroque Violin
Folk Fiddle
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Morag is a Baroque violinist with a folk music background. She currently studies at The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. Growing up in the rich folk tradition of Shetland, Morag comes from a family of musicians and, alongside her mum, learnt the fiddle playing music for dancers. With a dance troupe and folk band, she toured Germany as a teenager. She still plays and performs folk music regularly with her mum.

After discovering Bach, Morag developed a passion for Baroque music and is currently studying baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Whilst at The Hague, she has been privileged to receive coaching from: Enrico Gatti, Jaap Ter Linden, Peter Van Heyghan, Veronika Skulpik, Kati Debretzeni and Frank de Bruine. She performs regularly with The Bishop's Consort, and with them, has performed repertoire such as The Monteverdi Vespers and Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Recently, she performed with Devon Baroque, in a project with the English Consort and is currently performing Don Giovani with Dutch National Opera Academy. She has performed music written by Simon Slater at the Globe Theatre, London. She is a member of Bergamasca Strings who perform a fusion of folk and baroque music with an emphasis on improvising. She also plays with The Tappit Hens, a Scottish dance band. Morag was also principal violin for Caledonian String Quartet for five years.

Morag is an accomplished teacher. She holds a PCGE teaching qualification, has over ten years of varied teaching experience and has taught all over the world. She specialises in, and is fascinated by, teaching fiddle to groups (adults, children and mixed). She co-directs Huntly Summer School ( which focuses on group learning for disadvantaged children and young adults.

Contact Morag

Address: Dursley
GL11 4JF
Phone: 07470422545
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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