with fun and feeling
One-to-one violin lessons in Kenton/North West London (HA3) and
in Central London (NW1) near Euston
For all ages and levels
Learn a great repertoire of various styles
Achieve a in-depth technique foundation
Discover how to 'play with ease', using Alexander Technique elements
Absorb the music theory as we go along
Enjoy playing with piano accompaniments regularly in lessons
Gain excellent exam results through comprehensive preparation and support, accompaniment provided by myself.
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.
With Feeling: Learn the violin easier with a holistic approach using all your senses. I teach using my own method, developed through the experience in 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.
Over the years I found out that learning in small steps and making sure the understanding is on both, mental and physical level, brings ultimately 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.
With these facts in mind I wrote my tutorial book "Violin Lessons with Fun and Feeling" in currently 2 volumes. Apart from many enjoyable pieces from all over the world, it includes special exercises, games and tips to help the student achieve his/her goal.
Playing the violin is extremely rewarding in many ways, but it will be hard work at times; commitment is essential. This includes attention in the lessons as well as regular practice at home. There is plenty of room to experiment and make mistakes as part of the learning. 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.