Rosemary Sims

Rosemary Sims

Violin, Viola & Music Theory Teacher in Wirral

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

When I was ten years old, I was taken to the theatre to watch a group of Romanian musicians and I was fascinated by the sight and sound of the violinist. A year later I began receiving violin lessons at my secondary school playing my grandfathers violin. By the time I was seventeen, I had performed in a youth orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, London and in Bermuda.

At eighteen I gained a place on the graduate course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. There I studied violin, piano and composition as the main elements of that course where I obtained a degree in Music. I went on to Manchester to study for a certicate in education enabling me to become a qualified teacher.

I have taught in many schools as a peripatetic strings teacher for various local authority music services throughout the Northwest. I taught the violin and viola at Birkenhead School for several years and I taught at two private schools in Liverpool.

I particularly enjoy teaching on a private basis now and some of my pupils have gone on to become professional performers and teachers themselves in London and Germany.

I teach all levels from beginner to diploma standard and I can prepare pupils for Associated Board Examinations and GCSE performance. I teach age ranges from 6+ to adult. Students can learn for fun, take exams or enhance their portfolio prospects for college or university.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • Music degree. Graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
  • Certificate in Education in teaching music. The Manchester College of Higher Education.
  • Associated Board Examinations Violin Grades 8, 7 and 5 Distinctions.
  • Associated Board Examination Piano Grade 5 Merit.
  • Associated Board Examination Grade 5 Theory Distinction.


1/2 hour£17.50
1 hour£35.00


I am a mobile teacher, so I am able to travel to you to teach the lessons (subject to my availability and your location). I am also able to offer lessons from a home teaching space located at Neston Road, Willaston, Neston CH64 2TA, UK. My full teaching location will be provided upon booking your first lesson.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Rated 5 out of 5
May 5, 2021

My name is Ann Powell and I am a former pupil of Ms Rosemary Sims. My time with Rosemary was both rewarding and enjoyable and lessons were always planned to create a good structured music lesson. Rosemary saw me through all my Royal Schools of Music exams of which I passed with good marks.

Ann Powell
Rated 5 out of 5
April 28, 2021

Rosemary Sims is a superb violin teacher and the best music instructor I’ve ever had when it comes to technique. Coupled with a kind, gentle and encouraging manner, I would recommend her as a violin teacher for any age group. I took up the violin after not having touched one for thirty years. Under Rosemary’s direction, I started with the basics and gradually became a much better player than I ever had been. I learnt new techniques like bow control which made it a far more pleasurable experience than it had ever been. I confidently and wholeheartedly recommend Rosemary to anyone looking for a violin teacher.

Helen Chatterton
Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2021

Thank you for being such a great teacher and for helping me to learn violin. I still have books with your writing in. I am very grateful to you to have taught me

Cheryl Gaudiano