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Karla Norton

Violin Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Skype Lessons

  • Qualifications: MMus Performance Violin (Otago), PgDip Performance Violin (NZSM), BMus Performance Violin and Music Studies (NZSM)
  • Pricing: $30 per half hour, $55 per hour
  • Styles: Classical, and Classical Crossover
  • Suitability: Beginners through to Advanced students, ages 5+


Karla Norton is a freelance professional violinist playing and teaching in Wellington. Karla has recently returned to New Zealand from London where she has been playing with orchestras including Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, BBC Concert Orchestra and the Aurora Orchestra under conductors including Sir Antonio Pappano, Vladimir Ashkenazy, John Wilson and James Judd. Karla has played in orchestras and chamber groups, and given recitals in many Countries across the world including the UK, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Hong Kong, Canada as well as her native New Zealand where she plays regularly with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

Karla has taught for many years at prestigious institutions including Columba College in Dunedin, Marlborough College in the UK and the inHarmony Programme in London as well as teaching many private pupils from first steps for young children and adult beginners, right through to successful conservatoire entrants.

In her spare time, Karla enjoys baking delicious things to eat, yoga, athletics and all things out in the fresh air!

Teaching Info

I believe that creativity blossoms in a positive learning environment and I strive for this in all of my teaching activities. I aim to make lessons fun whilst providing an excellent technical and musical grounding for my students. I tailor my teaching to the individual needs of each student whether that is to learn to read music, develop advanced violin technique or simply to explore the wonderful repertoire that is available for the instrument.

For those who like qualifications, I am happy to teach to either ABRSM or Trinity exam syllabuses but am equally comfortable with helping you to reach your own milestones if that is what you prefer!

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