Melissa Whitehead

Violin and Fiddle teacher

Based in
Fenham, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Fenham, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Melissa Whitehead | Violin and Fiddle teacher

Rates: £13.00 for 30 minutes. £26.00 for 1 hour.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07784133423

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I began giving private violin and fiddle lessons in Newcastle during 2011 and I haven't stopped since! I teach mainly individual lessons to students as young as 7 all the way through to retired adults. A large number of my students start with me as complete beginners but I also teach intermediate and advanced students.

Most of my students choose to focus on classical violin or folk fiddle but many want to learn the instrument itself and therefore play a variety of musical styles which can be incredibly beneficial. I also think it's really important to make lessons relevant to the student's interests so I always try to include music they love and enjoy wherever possible alongside a range of tried and trusted violin tutor books.

The option of taking grade exams is open to all students but I completely understand that some prefer not to or would like to wait a few years first. I currently enter students for both ABRSM and Trinity College violin, fiddle and music theory exams. I am also a fully trained Music Medal teacher-assessor for ABRSM Music Medals aimed at younger students.


I am a full member of the Musician's Union, hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have a Level 1 qualification in safeguarding young people.


Tyneside Fiddle Alliance Guest Tutor

Oct 2015 - Aug 2018

Bellingham Middle School Ceilidh Band

May 2013 - Jul 2014

Tarset Ceilidh Band

May 2013 - Jul 2013

Self Employed Private Violin and Fiddle Teacher


Jan 2013 - Jun 2018

Educational history

PGDip with Distinction The Teaching Musician

January, 2015 - January, 2017
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

BMus (Hons) Folk and Traditional Music

September, 2009 - July, 2013
Newcastle University


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


I work to the standard Musicians' Union teaching contract. Student's have the opportunity to read this prior to beginning to agree to lessons.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07784133423

Last login: 6 years 7 weeks ago

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