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Violin Lessons Oxford

I'm Margo Arsane, your professional violin teacher to support you on this exciting musical journey. Don't worry if the fingerboard looks intimidating or if playing violin seems like a distant dream; we'll walk through each step together. My approach is all about finding what works for you, whether you're just starting out or looking to polish your Paganini. So, grab your violin, and let's start making music that feels as good as it sounds.

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Margo Arsane - Professional Violin Teacher

Violin Lessons Oxford Teacher - Margo Arsane
My Mission

Lessons Tailored To You

Experienced Classical Singing / Violin Teacher. Margo is a professional classical singer enjoying a rich career on UK and international opera stages, and passionate about transmitting her experience to her students. She teaches Classical Singing (song and opera) from teenagers to adults of all levels, and believes any age is right to start singing! Margo has a wide knowledge and experience of vocal technique, breath work and vocal health which she passes on in her teaching. Her aim as a teacher is to provide and safe space to empower her students to find their own voice.


£22.50 per 1/2 hour, £45 per hour

Violin Teacher

Margo Arsane


Summertown, Oxford OX2, UK
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Tailored Learning Experience

Professional violin lessons with an experienced violin tutor, like myself, are tailored to nurture your violin skills in a way that generic online lessons just can't match. I'm here to provide that one-on-one focus, sharing my love for the instrument and experience to help you play with confidence.

Whether you're an enthusiastic child raring to learn or an adult seeking to master a long-held passion, violin tuition is far more than a mere weekly session; it's a partnership.


£22.50 per 1/2 hour
£33.75 per 3/4 hour
£45 per hour

Lessons are weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Advice for New Students

Benefits of a Violin Teacher

As your dedicated violin teacher, I want to take a moment to chat about the wonderful advantages of having a personal guide along your musical journey. We all know starting a new hobby can be as nerve-racking as that first day at university, but trust me, with a little practice and the right support, even a complete beginner can achieve wonders.

Personalised Support at Every Stage

For those of you embarking on your first violin lesson, you'll soon find that the personal touch of an enthusiastic violin teacher makes all the difference. I'll be alongside you at every tentative bow stroke, celebrating your milestones and offering a motivational nudge when the notes get tricky. And for my more advanced students, our lessons together will be about honing those violin skills, always pushing towards that next grade with each practice.

Continuous Discovery and Growth

The real beauty of learning an instrument is that there's always more to discover, and as your violin tutor, it's my job to keep the experience fresh and exciting. With every lesson structured to suit your personal learning style, you're not just learning to play an instrument—you're developing a lifelong skill that enriches your world.

Guided Journey to Musical Success

So whether you're in Oxford looking for a local connection or seeking the flexibility of online lessons, remember that the right violin tutor will bring a depth to your learning experience that you can't find elsewhere. With my guidance, you can make the journey from the first cautious scales to a confident, performing violinist. Let's focus on your goals, develop your talents, and let the music we create together be the soundtrack to your own unique story.

Violin Teachers Advice for Beginners

Embrace the Basics

Alright, beginners, let's dive in with some heart-to-heart advice. Venturing into violin lessons can feel a bit like exploring a new city; exciting but a bit overwhelming. My goal as your experienced teacher is to guide you through the streets of music with ease. The basics might seem simple — how to hold your bow, the correct posture, the initial awkwardness of plucking the strings — but I promise you, these foundations are your stepping stones to greatness. Every highly qualified violin teacher will agree, mastering these skills early on makes everything that follows a whole lot smoother.

Practice Makes Perfect

Now, I won't sugarcoat it — practice is absolutely essential. As your violin tutor, I'm here to support you, but it's the minutes of practice between our sessions that will truly polish your skills. Don't worry about the scales or the etudes being repetitive; think of them as your musical workout, each note protein for your musical muscles. Whether you're an adult dipping your toes into a lifelong dream or a parent looking for violin lessons for your children, remember that a little practice each week brings you closer to the musician you aspire to be.

Find Your Unique Sound

Each violinist has a unique voice, and my teaching is centered on helping you find yours. Violin lessons aren't one-size-fits-all; our sessions will be tailored to suit your personal style, whether you're more of a classical aficionado or a budding folk musician. As you grow from a beginner to an advanced student, we'll explore different genres and playing styles together. This isn't just about learning an instrument, it's about expressing who you are through the music you play.

Community and Collaboration

Lastly, let's talk about the magical community that comes with music. Join ensembles, attend workshops, share your progress with friends — music becomes even more beautiful when shared. You'll find that other players, both fellow students and instructors, are on similar paths. Learning from them, teaching them, and growing together as musicians — that's what makes this whole thing so special.

So, whether you plan to teach one day, join an orchestra, or just enjoy playing at home, my beginner musician friend, I'm here and can't wait to begin this adventure with you. Let's pick up that violin and start weaving melodies that are distinctly, wonderfully yours.

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I often tell my students, violin tuition is a marathon, not a sprint. It might take a few attempts to nail that tricky passage or to perfect a vibrato, and that's perfectly okay. Remember, more teachers started just where you are now, with the same challenges and the same victories waiting to be won. As your tutor, I'm here for all of it — the highs, the lows, and every step of the journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

There's no definitive age that's "too late" to start learning violin. People of all ages can learn and enjoy playing the violin. However, starting at a younger age may provide more time for skill development.

The cost of learning violin can vary widely depending on factors such as teacher fees, instrument quality, and additional expenses like sheet music and accessories. On average, beginner violin lessons might range from £25 to £50 per hour, while purchasing a violin can cost anywhere from £100 to several thousand pounds.

The time it takes to learn violin varies greatly depending on factors such as practice frequency, natural aptitude, and the level of proficiency one wishes to achieve. Typically, beginners can expect to spend several years mastering the basics and progressing through different skill levels.

Whether violin lessons are worth it depends on individual goals and commitment. Violin lessons can provide structured learning, guidance, and feedback, helping students progress faster and avoid common mistakes. Additionally, lessons offer opportunities for personalised instruction tailored to the student's needs, making them a valuable investment for those serious about learning the violin.

  1. Establish a consistent practice schedule: Dedicate regular time each day for practice to build momentum and maintain progress.
  2. Focus on fundamentals: Work on intonation, bowing technique, and posture to build a strong foundation.
  3. Break down pieces into manageable sections: Practice small sections slowly and gradually increase speed to master difficult passages.
  4. Use a metronome: Maintain steady rhythm and improve timing by practicing with a metronome.
  5. Listen actively: Listen to recordings of professional violinists to gain insight into interpretation and musicality.
  6. Seek feedback: Regularly attend lessons or play for peers to receive constructive criticism and refine your playing.
  7. Stay patient and persistent: Learning violin takes time and effort, so stay committed and celebrate small victories along the way.

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