I'm a dedicated violin teacher. I started giving violin lessons when I was just 13 years old, at the request of my own teacher who was short of time for extra exam prep with some of his younger students. I've taught ever since and it's a very important part of who I am as a musician.
I have experience with all levels from absolute beginners aged 4 and up, through to music college students wanting extra help before an audition. I also enjoy working with enthusiastic adult learners.
My aim is to ensure all of my students develop a love for the instrument and for music in general. I blend focussed technical work with fun and laughter in order to ensure that my students are always progressing and that they look forward to their lessons with me.
I'm always open to enquiries about new students so please get in touch if you'd like to know more about studying the violin with me or if you would like to enquire about having a one off top-up lesson or masterclass.
In December 2021 I was awarded The Salomon Prize by the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Association of British Orchestras. This was in recognition of my work with children during the pandemic through my position as Sub-Principal Violin of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.
As well as projects with individual schools and organisations in Oxfordshire, we used our time during the pandemic to create videos for families and schools. These range from home-made videos introducing individual instruments (OP at Home) through to themed 'specials' with ensembles (Spooky Strings, Let's Dance, Brass at the Movies etc.) These can all be found on the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra's Youtube channel.