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Gregory Squire

Wellington
Violin Lessons, Viola Lessons | Artist development, Ensemble Coaching

  • Qualifications: Associate of the Royal College of Music
  • Pricing: $70 per hour

Bio

“To sum up Greg in one word…..AMAZING!
The work he does for the children here is incredible.
They love him and we, as parents, appreciate immensely what he does for them.”
Mrs Nicci Sewell

Gregory Squire, one of New Zealand’s most experienced and dynamic violin teachers, has places available in his Wellington studio.
Educated at the Royal College of Music in London, he led a varied life as soloist, concertmaster, conductor and teacher prior to his return to New Zealand.
Now a member of the NZSO first violin section he teaches throughout New Zealand, with an active presence in Hawkes Bay and Southland in addition to his home base of Wellington.
Some of his students have gone on to international careers but his focus is firstly to foster a life-long love for music, whatever his students aspirations.

“What I love about Greg is that he really takes an interest in young musicians of New Zealand. I met Greg when I was 12 and he is still in my musical life. Working with Greg I have gained confidence, orchestral skills and also a lot of opportunities. I know I owe him a lot for all the encouragement and help he has given me over the years.”
Alice McIvor (22 years old)


Teaching Info

I teach students of all ages, using a mix of traditional and contemporary techniques. The emphasis is on finding the best mix of ‘serious’ and ‘fun’ repertoire.
I have taught and conducted at the New Zealand School of Music and was Director of Strings for their Academy. I was for 4 years Music Director of Wellington Youth Orchestra and I encourage all my students to get involved in ensemble playing alongside their lessons.

COSTS
Lessons $70 per hour. In addition around $200 per annum should cover music and examination costs

LENGTH OF LESSON
Normally 1 hour but younger students may be better off initially with 45 minutes.

SHOULD PARENTS ATTEND LESSONS?
I encourage parents of younger students to attend.
At some stage it will become clear that their attendance is no longer necessary

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