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Malavika Gopal Violin, Piano & Music Theory Lessons

Malavika Gopal Violin, Piano & Music Theory Lessons


Violin Lessons | Keyboard Lessons, Piano Lessons, Viola Lessons | Artist development, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Online Lessons, Suzuki Music Lessons

  • Qualifications: BMUS Auckland University, Masters in Music from NEC, Boston and Luzern, Switzerland
  • Pricing: $100 per hour. $60 for a half hour
  • Styles: Classical
  • Suitability: beginners up to university/professional level


My full time job is playing violin with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, this is my 10th year! Prior to this, I was studying, living and working in Boston, USA, Switzerland and Germany and playing with one of the best orchestras in the world (Gewandhaus zu Leipzig) and travelling and touring to some pretty cool places and playing in some of the worlds oldest, most beautiful halls. A highlight was playing at the BBC Proms&Beijing Olympics closing ceremony concerts!

I’m super passionate about playing and teaching, I would like everyone to find enjoyment in playing a musical instrument / appreciating the dedication it takes and how fun&thrilling it can be!

I also played piano for 15 years and completed my grade 8 in both piano and music theory so can teach those too.

Teaching Info

With violin, it will depend on which level you are at, but we will cover technique, some studies and pieces no matter your level. We will also talk about musical styles through the ages and you’ll get a more thorough understanding about the different eras and performance practise.

With piano and theory, I will follow one of the exam boards and follow that syllabus.

For ensembles, we will explore musical style, how to take playing together to the next level, how to work on performance nerves and how to enjoy yourselves!

I look forward to working with you!

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