Jenni (Tutor in London)
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Hi, I`m Jenni, originally from Devon, currently living and working in London. I began playing violin aged 8 and quickly progressed through the ABRSM grades, achieving 8 distinctions as well as the dipABRSM diploma in violin performance. Recently I was awarded the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music in violin performance, studying advanced performance at the Royal Academy of Music as part of my BMus degree. I have played with many orchestras including Orion Symphony Orchestra, South West Camerata, Torbay Symphony Orchestra, the University of London Symphony Orchestra and the RCM Film Music Orchestra, and on international stages such as the Edinburgh Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall. Teaching violin has always been my passion. As well as my one-on-one teaching(both exam and non-exam orientated) I recently managed and presented a series of education in schools workshops on the violin and have taken great pleasure in leading young string groups in festivals and concerts. I encourage my students to develop their own musical judgement and listening skills whilst solidifying technique, score reading and interpretation skills across a variety of genres and styles.
Availability: I try to accommodate for students` availability as best I can and if they need to change their lesson time from week to week I am usually quite flexible. My weekly commitments vary but my students come first and I am happy to work around your busy schedules too!
Willing to travel: 30 miles
Experience: I have been teaching violin since I was 12 (after my teacher passed on some of her own students to me) and it`s a been a great pleasure to see students progress as musicians and performers, be that through following the ABRSM syllabus, Suzuki method, or through a more personalised approach to repertoire. There`s no shortage of great pieces for violinists, whatever your level of experience, which makes it the best instrument to take up. (Not biased at all..!) As well as being an outlet for personal expression, improving your coordination skills, memory and cognitive function, the violin possesses a huge range of sound colour, opening up lots of interesting interpretative decisions. Teaching group classes of up to 20 violinists in schools and conducting young string groups is also a great passion of mine I encourage students to play with others to improve their listening and ensemble skills. I have mentored the violin section of the National Orchestra For All, a children`s orchestra that promotes musical provision for young people no matter what their level of experience, whilst enhancing students` confidence and performance skills. Alongside the violin, I also teach viola, piano and theory for ABRSM exams. I speak French and am happy to give lesson in French. I recognise that each student is an individual and try to follow a teaching programme that incorporates their interests, relating practical work accordingly to, say, theory that students may have learnt in school, history of music, music in film, historical violin pedagogy, general performance skills or Alexander technique. I am passionate about sharing my experience and love of violin-playing with students of all ages and abilities. Please don`t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions :)Contact this Tutor
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Professional, patient and supportive. Thanks to her I`m happy about my progress.
Jenni gave my son (7) a free violin lesson as a trial. She travelled across London for it which was very much appreciated. My son enjoyed it and found her good fun. Jenni subsequently decided that it was too far to come each week which I understand. The only issue I had was that she seemed unable (or unwilling) to provide references for teaching primary school age children. Given the length of time she claims to have taught children the violin, this struck me as slightly odd.