I aim to offer a relaxed teaching environment, where you can have fun learning and building your confidence as a violin/fiddle player. Whether you are new to playing or returning from a break, lessons will be tailored to your individual needs and interests.
As a graduate of the Folk and Traditional Music Degree at Newcastle University, I specialize in English and Irish traditional fiddle styles and tunes and have a wide knowledge of the Northumbrian tune traditions. I also teach classical music grades and music theory. You will need to have your own instrument but if you need help in choosing something suitable I would be happy to advise you. I have a spare violin which can be used during the first couple of lessons.
I have over 5 years experience in teaching students from absolute beginner to advanced level in one-to-one settings. I hold regular group workshops for absolute beginner fiddle on the Sage Gateshead's 'Folkworks Tuesdays' programme.
I also tutor at Tyneside Fiddle Alliance at St Mary's Church on alternate Thursdays.
Availability: Weekdays, day time and early evening.
Willing to travel: Home Only
5 years private tutoring experience. 3 years group workshop leading