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Em Griffiths

Em Griffiths


Violin Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Online Lessons

  • Pricing: $35+ per lesson (Individual/group pricing negotiable)
  • Styles: Celtic Folk, Beginner Techniques, Music Theory
  • Suitability: Age 7 and above, with an exception to younger students with a drive to learn. Fiddle: Students will need to have a knowledge of the instrument (violin) first. This can be taught after basics lesson.


I provide lessons on beginner violin techniques, with a passion for Celtic Fiddle playing. I also offer other lessons in the Celtic tradition as well as Music theory and structure for exam prep or just for your own knowledge. I believe everyone has a genre that they will love and I hope to pass my knowledge of the Celtic tradition to willing and excited students.

I currently have 17+ years of music performance experience involving classical violin, Celtic fiddle playing, tin whistle, singing (solo/choir) and calling ceilidh dances. In 2020, I graduated from Victoria University with a degree that included papers in Music Composition, Theory and Studies.

I have experience in teaching solo lessons as well as group classes. I was president and teacher of the university club Vicfolk for 3.5 years. I also worked for Arohanui Strings, a charity group focused on providing free music teaching and violin training in a group setting for children.

Teaching Info

Each lesson is well planned and adapted to the needs of each student. Whether you wish to start learning the violin or become a master in Celtic fiddle techniques, each lesson is personalised for each student’s needs. Resources such as sheet music and lesson booklets will also be provided if required.

Lessons can include:

  • Beginner Violin Playing
    • Violin Techniques
    • Understanding Sheet music and Notation
    • Instrument care
  • Celtic Fiddle Playing
    • Fiddle Techniques
    • Irish/Scottish Tunes with include other UK and Brittany tunes
    • Cultural Teachings
  • Aural and Music Theory
    • NCEA Exams Prep
    • Musical Structure
    • Notation understanding and writing
    • Chord construction and keys using the Circle of Fifths
  • Tin Whistle
  • Ceilidh Calling
    • Dance calling and teaching
    • Cribs constructing

I am located in Karori, Wellington and can accommodate lessons in my music room. I can also travel around Wellington if required, with travel costs considered (To be negotiated). I can also provide online lessons (although music growth can improve better in person, especially with a new instrument).

Lessons can be held on weekdays or weekends, contact me to arrange a time.

Contact Em Griffiths