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Ms Melissa Whitehead

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Qualifications:
PGDip with Distinction 'The Teaching Musician' (Instrumental Teaching), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

BMus (Hons) Folk And Traditional Music, Newcastle University

Advanced Higher Music (A), SQA

Grade 5 Violin, ABRSM

An Introduction to Safeguarding Young People (Level 1), Prospero Teaching
Instruments: Violin
Fiddle
Music Theory
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Folk
Traditional
Scottish
Popular Music
Non-Genre Specific
Casual
Music Theory
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


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I began giving private violin and fiddle lessons in Newcastle during 2011 and I haven't stopped since! I teach mainly individual lessons to students as young as 7 all the way through to retired adults. A large number of my students start with me as complete beginners but I also teach intermediate and advanced students.

In addition to my private teaching, I have previously taught a children's ceilidh band at Bellingham Middle School and been a guest tutor for Tarset Ceilidh Band and Tyneside Fiddle Alliance, both mainly adult groups.

Most of my students choose to focus on classical violin or folk fiddle but many want to learn the instrument itself and therefore play a variety of musical styles which can be incredibly beneficial. I also think it's really important to make lessons relevant to the student's interests so I always try to include music they love and enjoy wherever possible alongside a range of tried and trusted violin tutor books.

The option of taking grade exams is open to all students but I completely understand that some prefer not to or would like to wait a few years first. I currently enter students for both ABRSM and Trinity College violin, fiddle and music theory exams. I am also a fully trained Music Medal teacher-assessor for ABRSM Music Medals aimed at younger students.

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All beginners are offered 30 minute lessons (£13.00) and for more advanced students there is the possibility of a 1 hour lesson (£26.00) or 45 minute lessons (£19.50). Group lessons and one off workshops are also available (price TBC).

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I am a full member of the Musician's Union and I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

Contact Melissa

Address: Fenham,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE4 5PD

NE4 5PD
Phone: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £13.00
Fee (60 minutes): £26.00

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