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Violin Lessons Oxford

Hello! My name is Kirsten Williams and I provide professional Violin lessons to students of all ages and abilities in the Oxford area.


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Kirsten Williams - Professional Violin Teacher

Violin Lessons Oxford Teacher - Kirsten Williams
My Mission

Fun and Informative Lessons

I believe that learning any instrument should be a fun experience. I take great pride in making my lessons as relaxed and fun as they can be, all the while still being jam packed full of information. I want you to leave each of our lessons feeling excited about what you've just learnt, so that you feel motivated and driven to go and practice in between the sessions.

This allows you to not only improve and develop your skills as a musician and as a violin player, but also allows you to enjoy the journey as we go. In my experience students tend to retain more information and learn better when in a fun and comfortable environment. All students want and love different things about music so I will always make sure to get to know you so I can tailor our lessons to suit you and your individual needs.

Location

Swinbourne Road, Oxford, OX4 4PQ

Violin Teacher

Kirsten Williams
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My Lessons

Students of all Ages and Abilites Welcome

Learning an instrument is something that I feel can be done at any age. It's never really too early or too late to get started, with the right training and guidance I truly believe it's something that anybody can do. I'm very passionate about music in general but especially the violin and I take great pride in sharing this passion with my students.

No matter if you have never played a violin before, or if you have been playing for years and just want to move on to that next level, the lessons I provide are suitable for any student from 4+. In my lessons we will always be studying and working with songs/artists that you enjoy the most, as I find this is a great way to help keep you motivated while practising on your instrument.

Prices:


£17.50 per 1/2 hour
£26.25 per 3/4 of hour
£35 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I think that it's important for any teacher to be flexible and to be able to provide lessons for all students no matter their ability. I take great pride in offering violins lessons that are suitable for anyone, no matter what part of your musical journey you are at. I understand that all musicians will have different aims and goals so I'll always make an effort to get to know you and will adapt my lesson plans and teaching style to suit your current level.

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Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

Grade Lessons offered, Fiddle Time Joggers, Basic Music Theory

My Experience as a Teacher

I have played the violin ever since I was 4 years old and this is something I am still just as passionate about to this day. I was primarily taught and brought up in the Suzuki Method and I am vastly experienced in Suzuki Pedagogy. I graduated from Ulster University with a MMus in Music and a BMus in Violin Performance from Susquehanna University.

I was primarily taught and brought up in the Suzuki Method and I am vastly experienced in Suzuki Pedagogy.

I graduated from Ulster University with a MMus in Music and a BMus in Violin Performance from Susquehanna University.

During my undergraduate degree I taught violin with the Susquehanna University Music Preparatory Program which was a huge part of me discovering my love for teaching.

In addition to one-to-one lessons, I taught group classes during quarterly strings workshops put on by the music department at the university.

After completing my post graduate degree I attended 'Training of Trainers' in Ede, Netherlands with Musicians without Borders and then went on to volunteer with 'Sounds of Palestine' and 'Musicians Without Borders' teaching violin to children in refugee camps near Bethlehem, Palestine.

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Advanced Techniques, More complex Songs,

More About My Lessons

I am particularly interested in holistic education methods and I was fortunate enough to have studied at Dalcroze School of the Rockies towards the internationally recognised Dalcroze Certificate. I was previously a tutor in Irish Traditional Music for beginning fiddle students at Acadamh Ceoil in Derry/Londonderry teaching a group class for children ranging in age 4 to 14.

Now I live here in Oxford, England and I am a full time music educator. I like to offer lessons with a personal touch that are specific to you as an individual. I believe my lessons hold a nice balance of repertoire, technique and theory too. All of these combined not only help you become a better performer on your instrument, but a better all round general musician too.

Learning an instrument is also a creative process and I like to focus a lot of attention on this is my lessons. I want you to have fun exploring music and finding your own sound as we go along. I have my own private studio where I teach many violin and viola students and I hope to build a practice of community music workshops for the general public.

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Local Music Stores

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Music Shops in Oxfordshire

Oxford Violins, is located at 67 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE and is a great music store that I usually recommend my students go to. While they are a little ways outside Oxford it is well worth the visit as they are really well suited to helping to young/beginner violinists. Over 50 years old, the store has helped many stringed instrument players over the years to find the right instrument for them. Their staff can helpfully assist on a wide range of questions that might have when purchasing your first instrument or in regard to how to correctly maintain it moving forward.

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I am a passionate musician who has played the Violin since I was 4 years old and I love what I do. I am here to help and support you every step of the way on your musical journey and to help you become the violin player you've always wanted to be.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lessons are £17.50 for 1/2 hour, £26.25 for 3/4 of an hour or £35 for an hour lessons.

Lessons can take place at my home address on Swinbourne Road, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4PQ. Full address would be provided upon booking your first lesson.

I teach students of all ages 4+.

No you can attend lessons as and when you like. I would recommend one hour a week for the most consistent progress.

I will charge for any scheduled lessons which the Pupil does not attend, unless either i) the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) has given the me at least 24 hours’ written notice or ii) I chooses not to do so because of exceptional circumstances. If I cancels a scheduled lesson, the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) may choose between (i) receiving a replacement lesson or (ii) receiving a refund of the lesson fee.

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Violin Lessons Oxford Music Studio Address

Location

Swinbourne Road, Oxford, OX4 4PQ
Teaching Space
I do have a home teaching space that is suitable for the lessons if this suits you. The majority of my lessons are taken at Swinbourne Road, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4PQ and I will provide the full address upon the booking of your first lesson.
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Violin Teacher

Kirsten Williams
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