In association with
Mr John Pursaill

Oxford Music Scholarship ('Nettleship': violin, voice, composition)
MA (Oxon)
MPhil (Education, Sussex)
PGCE (Sussex)
Certificate in Teaching, ABRSM
Taught Ciaran Algar, Young All Ireland Champion, winner of BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Musician 2013 and Radio 2 2014 Horizon Folk Music Award
Instruments: Violin
Small Group
Genre/Style(s): Traditional/folk fiddle: Irish, Scots, English & Welsh
Classical: especially early music and baroque
Jazz & improvisation
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Based in Leek and Manchester, also some peripatetic teaching. Central aim to play and enjoy music, by ear or reading, especially with others. I enjoy teaching all ages and stages: beginners to advanced, ages 6-79 (currently 9-70). Late starters and adult returners especially welcome. I supply learning materials, music and recordings as part of my teaching package, at no extra charge.

Contact John

Address: Greater Manchester
M20 4WH
Phone: 01538 371632
Mobile: 07854 948215
Fee (40 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00

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