I am a dedicated teacher of violin and academic English, Music, and Religious Studies, passionate about enabling my pupils. My busy calendar as a musician and my Cambridge English degree support my teaching work, but the unique experience of the individual pupil is at the heart of it.
I enjoy tutoring privately as well as working with schools. My current ongoing tutoring relationships cover the fields of academic study and violin playing. Alongside my private tutoring, I tutor for the prestigious private education company Bruton Lloyd. I offer chamber music coaching, one-off sessions, and university-style seminars, as well as hosting performance classes. Having spent a year as a Graduate Music Assistant at Wells Cathedral School, a specialist music school, I have wide experience of music education, supervising practice, taking rehearsals, and assisting with high-calibre instrumental teaching, alongside teaching the violin one-to-one. I taught aural skills in preparation for ABRSM exam aural tests, and taught music theory both individually and in a class setting. I also prepared and chaired seminars for sixth-form English students, exploring Shakespeare's Othello, Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale, and Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. I currently chair online seminars for the literary forum Peripeteia. As a musician, I have performed with artists and ensembles including Margaret Faultless, Steven Devine, Richard Egarr, Jonathan Manson, David Miller, Pavlo Beznosiuk, the Music for Awhile Orchestra, Amadé Players, Exon Baroque Players, Dei Gratia, Collegium Musicum, and Joglaresa (playing the vielle); at the London Handel Festival and Spitalfields Festival, winning praise for playing with 'lovely gaiety' (Daily Telegraph); and live on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune'. I give regular recitals with my duo with pianist James Fraser-Andrews and the Keats Quartet; my ensemble Stile Moderno explores the connections between folk and baroque music. I have sung with Caius College Choir and the Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir. All this personal experience informs my love of the subjects I teach, but is less important than what my pupils experience when engaging with a subject. You as an individual are at the centre of my tutoring.
I teach both in students' homes and at my home in Greenwich, just on the edge of Blackheath and close to Maze Hill railway station. My location makes me an ideal tutor and violin teacher for Greenwich, Blackheath, Lewisham, Charlton, Deptford, Dulwich and Southwark, with South-West London and East London an easy journey away. However, my tutoring also takes me to West and North London as well as to neighbouring counties such as Surrey and Kent. As my family home is in Glastonbury, Somerset, I am sometimes able to tutor in Somerset for intensive short periods during holiday times.