Mahaliah (Mae) Edwards is a violinist from Nottingham based in Surrey UK.
Mahaliah is a violinist, educator and workshop facilitator based in Surrey, UK. A versatile musician, she has performed in diverse venues from the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre to Winchester Cathedral, Cecil Sharpe House, Wembley Arena and at festivals including Kendal Calling, Sidmouth Folk Festival and Towersey Festival. She attributes her versatility to her formal training at both the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Purcell School for Young Musicians and also her upbringing in a musically vibrant pentecostal church.
Mahaliah is a founder member of the Dunev Quartet, a string quartet based in Birmingham and enjoys a versatile career of freelance performing and arranging. She performs music of diverse origins ranging from Gospel to Reggae and Afrobeats to Electronic. She has also worked, performed and collaborated with artists such as British Composer Errollyn Wallen, Grammy Award-winning percussionist Lekan Babalola and Haitian-American singer-songwriter and violinist Germa Adan. For three years she was a violinist in Joe Broughton's Folk Ensemble.
In 2013, Mahaliah was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Purcell School for Young Musicians where she studied violin with Alda Dizdari, jazz piano with David Gordon and classical piano with Caterina Grewe. She has played in masterclasses for Jamie Campbell, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Oliver Wille, Ben Sayevich and Ayke Agus. From 2015-2019, Mahaliah was an undergraduate scholar at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she studied under Susanne Stanzeleit. During her studies, Mahaliah has played under the baton of Sir Barry Wordsworth, Sir Richard Armstrong, Stephen Bell and Michael Seal. She has performed in a range of concerts and events from showcase symphony orchestra concerts at THSH to primary school concerts with Sir Lenny Henry.
Mahaliah is a strong believer in high quality music education for everyone. She delivers bespoke music tuition for violin students of a range of abilities from beginner to advanced, starting from age 4+.
Using various pedagogical approaches, her teaching incorporates many musical skills including reading stave notation, developing a musical aural awareness as a base in order to help each student achieve their musical aspirations. Mahaliah focuses on maintaining a positive and imaginative learning environment enabling any student of any ability or age to excel in their lessons and practice at home.
From graded exams to playing for fun, Mahaliah puts the student at the centre of their musical education and tailors lessons to each individual's needs and goals. Furthermore, Mahaliah's teaching repertoire encompasses music of diverse origins and provenances and promotes the love of all music to every student.
Mahaliah has significant experience teaching online using Zoom as she spent a year teaching violin online to children in Soweto, SA through ARCO - a joint project established in 2015 between the string department of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Cape Gate MIAGI (Music is a Great Investment) Centre for Music, recently renamed Morris Isaacson Centre for Music.
In addition to violin tuition, Mahaliah teaches music theory and beginner's piano lessons. She also provides extra tutoring for GCSE Music (Edexcel).
Mahaliah is DBS checked (enhanced)
Mahaliah is an ISM Registered Private Teacher and a member of the Music Teachers' Association.
Mahaliah follows the ISM Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy and also adheres to guidances such as the Education Act (2002), Keeping children safe in Education (2019).
Mahaliah has completed Safeguarding in Music Education Training (2019-2021)
Mahaliah has over 5 years teaching experience with adults, children and young people, music institutions and school extra curricular groups.
Mahaliah typically teaches at students' homes and is able to drive to your chosen location.
Professional Teacher Training:
BMus (Hons) degree with 75 credits based in Pedagogy & Community Engagement
dipABRSM Instrumental Teaching (in progress)
Certificate of Music Educators - Accredited by Trinity College London
ABRSM Music Medal Training
Fee (30 minutes): £18.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00
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