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Charmian Keay Violinist

Charmian Keay Violinist


Violin Lessons | Viola Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Music And Movement For Under Fives, Online Lessons, Posture for Singers and Instrumentalists, Suzuki Music Lessons

  • Qualifications: PGDip in Performance Violin, BMus (Hons 1st Class) in Performance Violin
  • Pricing: $35 per half hour, $60 p/h
  • Styles: Classical, Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Pop
  • Suitability: all ages and levels


Charmian recently moved to Wellington from Auckland, and has many years of teaching experience as a full time Classical violinist who also plays with the top orchestras in New Zealand. She has had many private students over the last 15 years and last year officially gained her first Suzuki teacher training certificate. She was very much involved in the Auckland Philharmonia’s mentoring in schools program, doing ensemble coaching and string workshops on arranging and composition with the students. She enjoys teaching all ages and levels and is based in Kelburn.

Teaching Info

My teaching style is based on finding the right teaching style for the student, as every student has different preferences, learning styles and needs. I would normally teach Suzuki method to very young children, but not to more advanced levels, unless they specifically requested it. I can also start beginners on methods other than Suzuki if preferred. I teach all of the standard violin repertoire and my main focus when teaching is always on maintaining a good balance of the technical and the musical, as both aspects are equally important in becoming a proficient violinist.

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