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Ms Heather Birt

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MA (Hons) Oxon (Music degree from University of Oxford)
PGDip TCL (Postgraduate Diploma in Viola and Teaching Skills from Trinity College of Music)
PGDip TCL (Postgraduate Diploma in Baroque Violin from Trinity College of Music)
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Baroque Violin, Baroque Viola
Genre/Style(s): Classical, Jazz, Baroque (historically informed performance)
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I teach all ages and levels from age 5 beginners (Kodaly-based singing and clapping games) to adult improvers and university music students. I was Head of Strings at School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon for 11 years, and then violin/viola teacher at Wycombe Abbey School, where I taught at all levels up to and including diploma. Several of my private students have enjoyed a non exam-focused approach, in which I happily incorporate favourite songs on request, film music and jazz improvisation. I also conduct youth orchestras and set up and coach youth chamber groups, many of which compete at national level with huge success.
As a freelance performer I play with ensembles such as the Academy of Ancient Music, the Gabrieli Consort and the English Concert. I also play jazz bass in clubs and festivals and viola in several chamber groups.

Contact Heather

Address: St Albans
Phone: 01727739925
Mobile: 07957200482
Fee (60 minutes): £45.00
Fee (30 minutes): £25.00

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