Magic Violin

Magic Violin

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I’m passionate about teaching music. I love to pass on my love for music and the fulfilment it brings to me. An instrument is a companion in your life, can really make a difference no matter if it is just a hobby or more.  I’m also dedicated to helping my students create a positive cycle for themselves of working hard and battling through any difficulties they may encounter, ultimately resulting in that special joy you feel once the skill is achieved and with it, playing will reach a new level of fun.

I’m passionate about teaching music. I love to pass on my love for music and the fulfilment it brings to me. An instrument is a companion in your life, can really make a difference no matter if it is just a hobby or more.  I’m also dedicated to helping my students create a positive cycle for themselves of working hard and battling through any difficulties they may encounter, ultimately resulting in that special joy you feel once the skill is achieved and with it, playing will reach a new level of fun.

My Teaching Activities:

My Teaching Activities:

  • One-to-one lessons for all ages (read below)

  • Tuition, Music Workshops and Tutorial Videos for Balkan/Romany/folk music (click here)

  • Lecture activities at City University London (click here)

  • One-to-one lessons for all ages (read below)

  • Tuition, Music Workshops and Tutorial Videos for Balkan/Romany/folk music (click here)

  • Lecture activities at City University London (click here)

Violin and Piano Tuition

with Fun and Feeling

Violin and Piano Tuition

with Fun and Feeling

One to one tuition In Kenton/North West London (HA3) and East London (E2)

  • Lessons for all ages, beginners, intermediate and advanced.

  • Learn a great repertoire of various styles (classic, folk, world, improvisation)

  • Achieve a solid technique foundation.

  • Discover how to 'play with ease', using Alexander Technique elements

  • Learn elements of music theory for better musical understanding as we go along

  • Enjoy playing with piano accompaniment.

  • Violin Tuition for all grades, Piano Tuition up until Grade 5

  • Gain excellent exam results through comprehensive preparation and support, accompaniment provided by myself 

One to one tuition In Kenton/North West London (HA3) and East London (E2)

  • Lessons for all ages, beginners, intermediate and advanced.

  • Learn a great repertoire of various styles (classic, folk, world, improvisation)

  • Achieve a solid technique foundation.

  • Discover how to 'play with ease', using Alexander Technique elements

  • Learn elements of music theory for better musical understanding as we go along

  • Enjoy playing with piano accompaniment.

  • Violin Tuition for all grades, Piano Tuition up until Grade 5

  • Gain excellent exam results through comprehensive preparation and support, accompaniment provided by myself.

Extras:

I teach all skills needed for graded music exams (including aural, sight reading, theory) alongside the instrumental requirements.

Whenever possible, I provide the piano accompaniment for exams and other performances for my violin students.

Extras:

I teach all skills needed for graded music exams (including aural, sight reading, theory) alongside the instrumental requirements.

Whenever possible, I provide the piano accompaniment for exams and other performances for my violin students.

MY METHOD:

 

With Fun: Learn the violin in a friendly, pressure-free and non-judgmental atmosphere. My philosophy is that learning an instrument should bring joy and enrichment to one's life, no matter whether the student is 4 or 74 years of age. A supportive environment is conducive for focused and concentrated learning, so with it, we can achieve the best results.

With Feeling: Learn the violin easier with a holistic approach using all your senses. I teach by using my own method, one that developed through my experience with the Alexander technique, Yoga, Kinesiology, and other healing arts. In combination with my classical violin training at the Music Academy and 25 years of experience in teaching the violin, I have found this approach best when teaching my students. 

Over my years of teaching, I have found that learning in small steps and making sure the understanding is on both a mental and physical level achieves the fastest progress. My other discovery is that the reason for problems when playing difficult passages is frequently a physical or mental blockage rather than lack of talent or practice on the student's part, so I ensure to work with the students through this.

 

With these facts in mind, I have produced two volumes of my tutorial book Violin Lessons with Fun and Feeling. As well as many enjoyable pieces from all over the world, it includes special exercises, games and tips to help the student achieve his or her goal. I also wrote several violin technique study books, which can be found here: www.magicmusicshop.org.

 

Playing the violin is extremely rewarding but hard work and commitment is essential. This includes attention in the lessons as well as regular practice at home. Making mistakes is all part of the learning and there is plenty of room to experiment. Instead of pressure, I use encouragement and enthusiasm to teach and it always helps not to take yourself too seriously and see the positive side of things.

MY METHOD:

 

With Fun: Learn the violin in a friendly, pressure-free and non-judgmental atmosphere. My philosophy is that learning an instrument should bring joy and enrichment to one's life, no matter whether the student is 4 or 74 years of age. A supportive environment is conducive for focused and concentrated learning, so with it, we can achieve the best results

With Feeling: Learn the violin easier with a holistic approach using all your senses. I teach by using my own method, one that developed through my experience with the Alexander technique, Yoga, Kinesiology, and other healing arts. In combination with my classical violin training at the Music Academy and 25 years of experience in teaching the violin, I have found this approach best when teaching my students. 

Over my years of teaching, I have found that learning in small steps and making sure the understanding is on both a mental and physical level achieves the fastest progress. My other discovery is that the reason for problems when playing difficult passages is frequently a physical or mental blockage rather than lack of talent or practice on the student's part, so I ensure to work with the students through this.

 

With these facts in mind, I have produced two volumes of my tutorial book Violin Lessons with Fun and Feeling. As well as many enjoyable pieces from all over the world, it includes special exercises, games and tips to help the student achieve his or her goal. I also wrote several violin technique study books, which can be found here: www.magicmusicshop.org.

 

Playing the violin is extremely rewarding but hard work and commitment is essential. This includes attention in the lessons as well as regular practice at home. Making mistakes is all part of the learning and there is plenty of room to experiment. Instead of pressure, I use encouragement and enthusiasm to teach and it always helps not to take yourself too seriously and see the positive side of things.