Teaching

Michelle formed her private teaching practice in 1992 and consequently has a wealth of experience which has included all styles of teaching at varying levels from individual lessons to group teaching in schools, string ensemble coaching, conducting and educational outreach presentations. She is equally at home with teaching young pupils from the age of 5 years upwards to adults making the first steps towards learning an instrument. She has taught violin and viola to advanced levels (Grade 8 and beyond) and her former pupils have successfully applied for Music Colleges across the country. At whatever level you wish to learn, Michelle’s teaching style ensures a balance of sound technique, musical learning and above all nurtures a sense of enjoyment in the art of music making.

Michelle is a member of ESTA (European String Teachers Association) and the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians) Private Teachers Register and the MU (Musicians Union). This ensures continual updates to her professional development and adherence to an ethical code of practice. For terms and conditions please click here. Michelle holds a Certificate of Teaching from the Associated Board (CTABRSM) awarded in 1998 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (PG Dip RWCMD) awarded in 2009. She also holds an Advanced Performance Certificate on violin and the LTCL (Licentiate Trinity College London) with Distinction for performance on viola.


Rates for teaching are as follows:

Teaching rate: £35 per hour

Consultation lessons: £30

Home visits: charge of £1.00 - £5.00 per visit, dependent on travel costs and inter-linking of timetable


Lessons of between 30 and 90 minutes can be given depending on the age and level of the pupil involved. A lesson at least once a week is recommended. Separate music theory lessons can also be offered, though some theory will always be covered in the usual teaching curriculum.

In the past Michelle has organised and coached string courses for children and conducted an adult string orchestra. If you are interested in being involved in a string quartet or string ensemble please mention this as, subject to demand, groups can be organised.

Michelle uses Trinity Guildhall and the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music examining board syllabuses. The benefits of any examinations are discussed with the pupil and/or parent as applicable, prior to entry. It is not a requirement to take examinations and alternatives such as public performances or involvement in ensemble groups are encouraged.

If you are looking for a violin teacher or a viola teacher near Bath please contact Michelle to discuss your requirements.

TEACHING SLOTS AVAILABLE!
I currently have slots at 5.00pm & 6.00pm on a TUESDAY for lessons at my home
and
on a WEDNESDAY afternoon from 4pm - 5.15pm

Slots for home visits to Bath (Weston, Newbridge, Widcombe, Oldfield Park areas) are available on 

MONDAY & THURSDAY

STRING FUN DAY COURSES

To sign up for a learning experience that encompasses mind, body and music making, please visit our website:

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