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Violin Lessons Nottingham

Hello, my name is Ka Lung Chu, Benny and I am a professional Violin and Cello teacher based in Nottingham. I have over 10 years experience of teaching Violin and Cello. I have passed LTCL in Cello Recital with distinction (2018) and LTCL in Violin Recital with distinction (2013).


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Ka Lung Chu - Professional Violin Teacher

Violin Lessons Nottingham Teacher - Ka Lung Chu
My Mission

Experienced Teacher

Welcome , my name is Ka Lung Chu , Benny. I had around 40 Violin and Cello students in Hong Kong (2008-2021) and I have held three Summer Student Concert (2016-2018) in local town hall. In Summer Student Concert, I have organised many types of performance such as String Orchestra, String Quartet, Piano Trio and Young Students Ensemble.

For my experience of performance, I have joined ABRSM Celebration Orchestra (Hong Kong) as a cello player for 3 years (2015-2017), and I have much experience of performance such as wedding live music , performance for charity.

I have taught Cello and Violin in Music Centres, Education Centres and Schools in Hong Kong. I have met different kinds of young children and I have good communication skill with them. For adult students, I understand that they have physical difference with young children but I will try my best to help them to fix the problem of playing instrument.

Location

Canal St, Nottingham, NG1 7HD

Violin Teacher

Ka Lung Chu
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My Lessons

High Quality Learning

I have prepared different types of teaching materials to solve difficulties in playing Cello or Violin, such as various bowing , intonation , some tricky rhythm , running passage , left hand frame , shifting , vibrato , tonal control , right hand techniques (martele bowing , spiccato , accent). And I have full instruction for students to make a good posture.

Considering junior students cannot practice well at home, I have used Musescore to make some music videos of elementary teaching materials, so that junior students can follow the videos in my Youtube channel to practice, to make sure that their intonation and rhythm are correct. (Please search my Youtube channel "Benny Chu", I also have uploaded my video for students reference). Additionally, I would like to do some ear training with students , such as distinguishing intervals and chords , clap the time and rhythm. These help students to build up good intonation and sense of rhythm.

Prices:


£20 per 1/2 hour
£25 per 3/4 hour
£30 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome both beginner and advanced students to take my lessons. I will always make a lesson plan that suits your learning style.

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Beginners Welcome

I welcome beginner learners.

My Experience as a Teacher

Over the many years I have taught Violin and Cello, I mainly taught children who aged from 6 to 12 , I would like to share my experience of teaching children.

Firstly, it is important to take care their feeling. Children have different characteristic, some children may not be potential enough to learn, teachers have to arrange different teaching materials for them. Also, encouragement is necessary for children too.

Secondly, setting up some easy targets may let children to learn more energetically. Learning instrument is quite difficult for children because it requires learner to have good control of fingers , good memory for reading scores , good aural skills etc, so many children may not play their instrument well at the beginning. In my lessons, I may make some simple exercises, shorten the songs and do some simple aural training so that students can learn instrument easily at the start.

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All Levels Welcome

I also offer tuition for advanced players.

More About My Lessons

For teaching intermediate or advanced strings students, I may refer to ABRSM Practical Exam to arrange teaching material. There are three main points for me to teach students to perform their music well:

1. Right-hand techniques. Firstly, tonal quality depends on your bow pressure, bow speed and contact point, students have to control those things well to make thin or thick sound. Secondly , different types of right-hand techniques such as martele bowing, spiccato , accent etc will be taught in my lesson.

2. Vibrato. There are two types of vibrato: Wrist Vibrato and Arm Vibrato, students have to choose either one to practice. Wrist Vibrato may not be suitable for all students because there are many students cannot control their wrist well. I may suggest students which vibrato is suitable for them. On the another hand , controlling depth and frequency of vibtato may affect the performance very much. I may discuss with students how to control vibrato in different styles of music.

3. Understanding different periods of music. As many students know, they have to play 3-4 pieces in ABRSM Exam, the pieces may be in Baroque Period, Classical Period or Romantic Period. I may discuss how play different types of music in the lesson.

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Music Shops

Music stores in the local area

Music Shops in Nottingham

Here are a couple of shops in the local area that cater to those learning the Violin:

Turner Violins, located at 1-5 Lily Grove, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1QL, offer both new instruments and repairs for all. The staff will help you chose out the right violin for you as well as offering some great advice. This is by far the best place to go for repairs.

Windblowers, is a shop that mainly focusses on wind instruments but they also offer some services and repairs for stringed instruments as well. You can find them at 75-77 Derby Rd, Nottingham NG1 5BA.

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I can help you to

In daily life, we cannot live without music, music is always around us. Music is beautiful things for people and it is happy for me to share music all the time. I can sing a song with playing guitar on the street , I can play Violin with friend who plays piano to share music in town hall. Also, teaching music is the way for me to share music too. I can play the theme song of "demon slayer" with my students and they will be happy too. It is amazing that playing the music with anyone who also love music. If you'd like to learn with me, feel free to send me an email at any time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £20 per hlf hour and £30 per hour for all students.

I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Canal St, Nottingham, NG1 7HD.

I have experience in teaching students of all age backgrounds in a wide range of styles.

I recommend weekly or fortnightly lessons with plenty of practice in your own time as well.

Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will still be charged full price.

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Violin Lessons Nottingham Music Studio Address

Location

Canal St, Nottingham, NG1 7HD
Teaching Space
Students can come to my home to have lessons, or I can go to students' home to have lesson. Students have to bring their own instrument and music stand to have lessons. I am available to have mobile lesson by using Zoom. Basically I can help students to improve their intonation, rhythm, posture etc. Furthermore, I may help students to arrange their exam pieces well by suggesting them to make different dynamics , sense of phrasing , different types of sound production etc. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
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