Violin Lessons | Recorder Lessons | Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Online Lessons
- Qualifications: BMus
- Pricing: Please enquire. Individual or small group lessons
- Styles: Classical, Jazz, Folk/World
- Suitability: All ages, Beginner to Intermediate.
My musical education started with recorder and piano lessons and after some forays into classical guitar and flute playing, I settled on the violin as my instrument of choice. Enthusiastic teachers and participation in musical summer schools, orchestral and chamber group playing led to a desire to take music further and resulted in a BMus from the University of Auckland. I play the violin regularly as a member of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, and sometimes play with the St. Matthews Chamber Orchestra and smaller groups. Although classically trained, I love playing Gypsy jazz, Klezmer, Tango, Flamenco and various world music styles. I am interested in improvisation. and have recently embarked on learning Jazz clarinet. Initially teaching violin to small groups of students on a casual basis in Remuera, I am now teaching mostly from my studio near Titirangi.
My aim is to make lessons fun and stimulating. I take into account the different personalities and learning styles of my students and tailor the lessons to their needs. While the focus is on active music making, lessons will address all aspects of musicianship, including aural training, theory and music literacy.
I usually teach from my home studio near Titirangi. For other locations please enquire. On request I can travel to a student’s home. There may be an extra charge for this. Online lessons are available through Skype, Zoom or FaceTime. Preparation for Grade exams as desired.