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Alex Vaatstra Violin and Viola Teacher

Alex Vaatstra Violin and Viola Teacher


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  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Music, DipGradTeaching, Lmus, AIRMT
  • Styles: Classical
  • Suitability: Beginner to Advanced


Alex Vaatstra is a dedicated violin and viola teacher based in Ngaio, Wellington.

He teaches many students privately from age 4 upwards with an emphasis on getting the basics right and developing fluid comfortable technique.

Alex has graduated with a Bachelors in violin performance and pedagogy as well as a post grad Diploma in teaching.

Alex is fully registered as a teacher both with Institute of Registered Music teachers NZ and the Teaching Council of Aotearoa NZ.

Alex plays for Orchestra Wellington and has freelanced with many other musical groups both contemporary and classical.

As well as teaching privately Alex teaches at 5 secondary schools in Wellington region.





Teaching Info

Beginner students can expect to have lessons that focus on ear training, technical development and having fun learning the violin. More advanced students will work on advanced technique and interpretation.

“Alex is a gifted violinist and teacher who brings an infectious passion and love of music to teaching students of all ages. Alex taught my daughter for five years between the age of three and eight. In that time my daughter progressed from being a complete beginner to reasonably advanced“

I carefully plans lessons so that they are individually tailored to meet the needs of each student.

“One of Alex’s strengths I believe is his flexibility regarding the teaching method he uses with each pupil. He intuitively follows the child and uses methods which are most suitable to that child’s way of learning. He loves to teach and it shows. He also likes to continually challenge himself and improve his own technique and his methods, and that makes a great teacher.”

Im experienced with supporting students taking ABRSM, Trinity College and NZMEB exams.

I provide students with opportunities to perform in my studio concerts, local festivals and competitions, and I encourage my students to play in orchestras.

“I loved having Alex as a teacher. I liked that I could have some say in the pieces I played and I really liked playing duets together in the lesson. I liked that the lesson was not just technical stuff the whole time, but also the fun stuff like the duets and the beautiful pieces.”



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