I feel very fortunate to be teaching; some of my students are incredibly hard working. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Here’s a snap-shot of a few of my most talented students:
J is 10 years old. She has been learning with me for 2 years and in that time has taken grades 3, 4 and 5. She is taking grade 5 theory this month. She enjoys playing pieces from the Romantic era.
JH is 12 years old. She has been learning with me for 3 1/2 years and has worked hard to go from pre-grade 4 to post-grade 8. She won scholaships to several independant schools and is currently learning lots of Kreutzer studies and unaccompanied Bach movements.
K is 18 years old. He has been learning with me for 7 years, has taken his grade 8 and is excited to be taking up a place at Leeds College of Music.
S is a music graduate but new to learning the violin. In exactly one year she has gone from pre-grade 3 to grade 7.
H was a student for 10 years from age 8-18 and after graduating from university is beginning a career as a violin teacher.
C is age 8 and has been learning with me since he started the violin at age 6. He enjoys playing by ear and likes to learn songs he knows like Match of the Day and the Rocky theme tune.
G is a keen amateur violinist who is enjoying taking a lesson on a different Paganini caprice and a different movement of unaccompanied Bach each week. He likes to play lots of notes!
KJ works for the NHS and has a busy lifestyle but enjoys taking lessons when she can. She is currently learning a Vivaldi concerto.