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Shelby Maples

Shelby Maples


Violin Lessons | Viola Lessons | Ensemble Coaching

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of music, specialising in violin performance
  • Pricing: $30-$55
  • Styles: Classical, Contemporary, Fiddling, Improv
  • Suitability: All ages from 3 to Adults


I have been teaching violin and viola at my studio here in Mount Maunganui for over 10 years.

I have a Bachelor of Music specialising in violin performance from Waikato Univeristy and have been in the music scene here in Tauranga for close to 20 years.

I spent some time studying violin in America and performing in both Professional orchestras and chamber groups before returning to NZ to obtain my degree. I was selected to play Viola in the NZ Youth Orchestra and still actively play in Opus Orchestra and the occasional concert with the BOP Symphony (Which I was concert Master for the last year). I currently live in Mount Maunganui, teaching privately and also in a couple schools around Tauranga.

Teaching Info

I cover a range of teaching styles/books to fit the individual student.

For the more advance students I add scales and studies when applicable; which helps with intonation, technique as is needed when wanting to sit grades.

I also like to add fun pieces to keep my students engaged and enjoying playing the violin, even if its just for home practice.

My lesson structure:

Making sure that my students master the right techniques from the start (Posture, Bow hold etc.)

Keeping a notebook during lessons of what needs to be practiced. I feel this helps make home practice run more efficiently

Selecting individual goals with the student to work towards the term/year

If there is an interest from students we can start ensemble classes which then could be entered into competitions and played at studio concerts.

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