John Crockatt

Violin and Viola Teacher teacher

Based in
Walthamstow, Greater London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Walthamstow and the surrounding areas
John Crockatt | Violin and Viola Teacher teacher

Rates: £30.00 p/hr

Make an enquiry Phone: 07951317643

I am an open-minded violin and viola player and teacher with years of experience helping people of all ages and abilities to get the most out of music!

As a professional violinist and violist I have worked with some of the most prestigious orchestras in the UK (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Gabrieli Players) performing in venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and the Cite de la Musique in Paris.

As a teacher I have worked in schools, music conservatories and privately and have experience teaching beginners, advanced students, one-to-one and group classes.

For me by far the most important thing when teaching the violin or viola (or any instrument for that matter) is understanding what the student wants from music. I do my best then to get a sense of why a particular student wants to learn an instrument and adapt my teaching to help them achieve their goals. Some students are keen on taking exams while some just want to play songs they know from school. I have both kinds of students and just about everything in between! It is my job as a teacher to help each one enjoy making music in their own way. The 'correct' path in my teaching then is the one which brings joy and satisfaction to the student.


Teaching music in Palestine

From 2008-9 I was working as a violin and viola teacher at the Edward Said Conservatory of Music in Palestine, an incredible experience which enabled me to immerse myself in an utterly different and completely wonderful culture through the meeting and teaching of it's young people.

Sep 2008 - Jul 2009

Educational history

Mmus (distinction)

September, 2009 - September, 2011
School for Oriental and African Studies
I have always been interested in music not only as a player but also in understanding its significance for cultures all around the world. Completing the masters degree at SOAS was a wonderful way to explore this subject and has profoundly widened my understanding of how music affects human beings across the entire planet!


September, 2002 - July, 2006
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Four gruelling years studying the violin, it was worth it in the end!


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07951317643

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