- Qualifications: Degree in Musical Arts from The Academy of Arts, Novi Sad, Serbia
- Pricing: Please contact for pricing
- Styles: Classical, Jazz, Improvisation
- Suitability: Beginners, Intermediate & University Students
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My Name is Tomislav Nikolic. I have been a private violin teacher for over 24 years and am currently teaching in and around Napier.
I picked up my first violin at age 9 and quickly fell in love with the instrument. In 1986 I graduated with a Masters in Musical Arts from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia and quickly took a position with an orchestra broadcasting on the radio.
When I arrived in New Zealand in 1995, I played among the first violins in the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra for 20 years and taught violin lessons part-time around my orchestral duties.
While I’m formally trained in a traditional classical style, I pride myself on being a versatile player, and I encourage versatility in my students. I’m able to teach in the classical, jazz and improvisation styles.
I can provide you or your child with:
- Step-by-step guidance through all formal grading examinations
- Competition preparation
- Solo performance preparation
Also accepting International students.
I implement techniques from various systems of teaching in my violin lessons. These include flavours from the Sevcik, Flesch and Suzuki methods. Applying aspects of these styles will enable my students to make quick progress whilst enjoying their studies.
My teaching videos:
You can find more You Tube videos by typing my name Tomislav Nikolic Violinist
"It has been an incredible journey learning from Mr Nikolic. A virtuoso player & a great teacher, he always demanded a high level from me, & pushed me to improve. My playing totally transformed during the two years that I spent with him, & I would not be where I am today where it not for his teaching."