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Violin teaching

Learning to play the violin is a wonderful challenge! I have taught many private students and offer one-to-one violin lessons from my home in Bredbury, Stockport both on a regular and an ad-hoc basis. At the moment zoom lessons are also possible in the name of social distancing!

I am a friendly and enthusiastic teacher and can teach students at any level, from complete beginner to post grade 8. Whether you are at an advanced level and want to prepare for music college auditions, study for grade exams or simply just play for fun, I will tailor my teaching to your preferences. The main thing is to find the love and enjoyment in music making! We can take a traditional approach and work towards ABRSM grades or we can explore your favourite violin pieces. I will also teach some music theory during the lessons and am happy to prepare you for music theory grades should you wish.

I have a busy career working with Opera North and Manchester Camerata, as well working freelance with other local orchestras such as the Halle and Northern Chamber Orchestra. I have education experience as a practice assistant at Chetham's School of Music and playing in string quartets for education outreach projects with Live Music Now. In my time with Solem Quartet I was a Junior Fellow in Chamber Music 2015-2017 and I have since coached chamber music at RNCM Junior School.

I have also taught violin for Sefton Music Service, Hampshire Music Service and Bolton Music Service and have worked with the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata outreach and education departments. I also tutor young musicians in collaboration with NEW Sinfonia and the North Wales International Music Festival and have presented schools sessions to introduce children to the violin on zoom with Carrot Productions.

Catherine Landen violin

Please get in touch to discuss violin lessons. I charge £30 an hour and offer lessons of varied lengths to suit my students.

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