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Violin Lessons Kensington

Hello! My name is Helena Hafsteinsdóttir. I am a professional violinist and I offer focussed, enjoyable lessons for all levels.


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Helena Hafsteinsdóttir - Professional Violin Teacher

Violin Lessons Kensington Teacher - Helena Hafsteinsdóttir
My Mission

High-Quality Violin Lessons

I teach violin in a nurturing and methodical manner, ensuring utmost efficiency in practice with a high regard to student satisfaction and enjoyment!

During my time as a teacher, I have guided students in many scenarios such as orchestral ensembles, 1:1's and group lessons. Regardless of the lesson type, the information I teach always keeps my learners progressing on and enjoying their instruments to the fullest extent.

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Mobile Violin Teacher in Kensington

Violin Teacher

Helena Hafsteinsdóttir
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My Lessons

All Ages and Skill Levels Welcome

I teach all ages and levels from primary school beginners to adults looking to take their next step. It should always be noted that I continue to teach many adults new to violin; age is certainly not a factor in determining the ability to learn new skills.

All lessons are personalised and calibrated to the individual learner. Age, skill level, musical interests and aspirations are all factors that I take into account with every student to ensure each appointment is of high value and enjoyment.

Prices:


£20 per 1/2 hour
£30 per 3/4 hour
£40 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I provide lessons to all age groups and abilities. Contact me today to rapidly develop your violin playing.

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Lesson Focus

Enjoyable & Relaxed Lessons

I always ensure a positive and productive learning environment.

My Experience as a Teacher

My musical education and background continues to have a profound impact on my teaching. Having graduated from the Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama, the Junior Conservatoire Of Scotland and Tónlistarskólinn í Grafarvogi in Iceland, my students have complete access to the most practical and useful information regarding articulation, technique, musicality and much more.

I truly believe that students must enjoy their instrument and the process in order to gain the most from lessons. It is my job to ensure complete comfort and confidence in my learners to encourage them to approach challenges with utmost enthusiasm.

Though I always tailor material to individuals, my lessons are carefully constructed and thought out using techniques and ideas. Concepts used by the world leading players from around the world with be yours to master.

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Lessons Focus

Learn the Pieces You Love

You are most welcome to bring along any material of your choosing to learn and study.

More About My Lessons

I proudly offer students easy going lessons that both challenge and intrigue. Each learner is different, however using my experience and extensive education, I will take you through an efficient step by step process to achieve the best results.

Lessons can either take place at my home in Kensington, or via online platforms such as Skype, Zoom and FaceTime.

To compliment sessions themselves, I also provide practice help guides through WhatsApp. Students and parents are welcome to send me brief practice videos for me to give feedback on each day, helping to continue development and internalise lesson material.

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Assistance With Instrument Care & Choosing

From sourcing your first violin to finding an instrument to last a lifetime, I can offer guidance every step of the way.

Music Shops in Kensington

I am often asked about the best music services in Kensington to take advantage of as a violin player. Luckily, Kensington residents have access to some of the finest music shops in London.

Kensington Chimes is a wonderful general music store located on 9 Harrington Road, SW7 3ES. Kensington Chimes is most suited for beginners and offers a range of quality entry level instruments.

Folkies Music store is located at 358 Kilburn High Road, NW6 2QH. Their stock is largely targeted towards experienced players looking for high end instrents, however there are also a handful of excellent beginner level violins reguarly found on their shelves.

Florian Leonhard found at 3 Frognal Lane, NW3 7DY, Florian Leonhard are highly regarded violin specialists. Offering world beating services in fine violins, their products and consultants will surely suffice for anyone looking for a lifelong instrument.

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I can help you to

I am a friendly, experienced and qualified teacher who always strives to bring her students to the next level, regardless of age or ability level. I have studied internationally, graudated from several pretigious institutes and have taught a great many students during my time as an educator.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons cost £20 per 30 minutes, £30 per 45 minutes and £40 for a full hour.

My lessons can take place from the comfort of your own home either through visitations or via online platforms such as Skype, Zoom and FaceTime. I also welcome students into my own home in Kensington regularly.

I teach all ages, from 4 and upwards. My lessons have helped many excellent adult beginners and I continue to guide individuals from all walks of life.

Of course not, frequency of lessons is entirely down to you. I do suggest however, that students try to attend every two or three weeks at most in order to maintain rate of progression, and therefore enjoyment!

The Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) will pay the fees for each month in full on or before the first lesson of the month. Invoices will be sent on the 20th of each month.

Before the first lesson of each month, the Teacher will give the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) written confirmation of (i) the dates and times of all lessons in that month. Holiday breaks (as specified by the Teacher) may occur partway through a month. Lessons will take place on public holidays only by prior agreement between the Teacher and the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer).

The Teacher will charge for any scheduled lessons which the Pupil does not attend, unless the Teacher chooses not to do so because of exceptional circumstances. If the Teacher cancels a scheduled lesson, the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) may choose between (i) carrying the lesson forward; (ii) receiving a replacement lesson; or (iii) receiving a refund of the lesson fee.

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Mobile Violin Teacher in Kensington
Teaching Space
I am a mobile, online violin teacher in order to deliver the most convenience to as many people as possible. If you are local, visitations to your home on Saturday or Sundays work great; I always ensure a positive learning environment for my students. Alternatively for those further affield, online lessons that I provide would likely be far more suitable.
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Violin Teacher

Helena Hafsteinsdóttir
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