Rona Wilkie

fiddle/violin teacher

Based in
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Rona Wilkie | fiddle/violin teacher

Make an enquiry Phone: 07887958289

Musical Education:
I have just finished my Masters of Music at Newcastle University concentrating on Fiddle/Violin performance. This completes a long and extensive musical education: I have been trained simultaneously in classical and traditional music since the age of 7, and went on to given a very large scholarship by Fettes College to study classical violin with renowned violinist Angus Ramsay, Principle with Scottish Opera. I have played across the UK, US and Scandinavia, and have recently been seleceted to be a finalist in the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2012.

Teaching Experience:
I have experience of teaching both individuals and groups, of any age whether they be a beginner, intermediate or advanced. I have been teaching privately for around 8 years, and I have taught for at fiddle camps, for community groups and workshops across the UK, Scandinavia and America. I am able to teach traditional fiddle music of the British styles, and am also well versed in Scandinavian music, Appalachian Old-Time and Swing. I can also teach classical violin up to Grade 8.
I have also got experience in teaching Music Theory, and am happy to teach this separately or alongside violin/fiddle.

Teaching Philosophy:
My teaching philosophy is based, first and foremost, on my personal relationship with the pupil in question. Ideally I would combine ear based teaching with reading based learning. I am willing to teach both traditional and classical simultaneously – I would recommend this as it means that we are able to garner the best parts of both styles – fluidity, technical proficiency and a great rhythmic basis for music. However, depending on the pupil’s desires – I am also happy to teach each style separately of each other. The most important thing is the enjoyment of the musical experience.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

Make an enquiry Phone: 07887958289

Last login: 10 years 33 weeks ago

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