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Mr James Woodrow BMus(Hons) DipABRSM
Mr James Woodrow BMus(Hons) DipABRSM

BMus (Hons) First Class, Royal Northern College of Music (2013)
DipABRSM (violin performance) with distinction (2007)
Instruments: Violin
ABRSM Music Theory
ABRSM Aural Preparation
ABRSM Piano Accompaniment
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


COVID-19 update 05/11/2020 - The current regulations from the UK government for England do not include an exemption for traveling for private tuition in homes. 'You can leave home for education (formal provision, rather than extracurricular classes such as music or drama tuition)'. Therefore I am currently only offering lessons online (via skype). I was running face to face lessons during the tier system. and I hope to resume when the government restrictions allow.
Email: [email protected]

Experience of teaching all ages and abilities. I am very willing to suit the needs of all individuals and keen to encourage enjoyment of playing. For those keen to prepare for exams as part of their overall development, I encourage preparation for ABRSM grades.

1st Class Honours graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music. Experienced performer playing in a wide variety of ensembles, from professional orchestras to baroque and chamber ensembles. Winner of RNCM Chamber Music Prizes - Nossek Prize, Schubert Prize and Roger Raphael Prize.

Although I work primarily as a violinist, I am also happy to teach viola to grade 8 standard. Competent pianist, with ABRSM grade 8 distinction, able to provide piano accompaniment to my own students, or indeed other students of all instruments, for ABRSM exams.

In addition to teaching privately, I also hold the position of visiting teacher of violin at Solihull School.

Recent achievements of my students include :
- A high proportion of Merits and Distinctions across all ABRSM grades
- Grade 8 Distinction (mark 139/150)
- Grade 7 Distinction (mark 138/150)
- A* in GCSE music (prepared performance module)
- Music Scholarship offer to Manchester High School for Girls
- Final preparations towards a successful Junior RNCM application

Most recent DBS check September 2019 (via Solihull School)

Contact James

Address: Manchester
Greater Manchester
M13 9GG
Phone: 07531947931
Fee (40 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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