Explore my violin, viola and yoga teaching below, including my teaching ethos.
My teaching ethos
- I connect with my students and adapt to their individual needs
- I want my students to feel supported and encouraged in order to best help them grow
- I am engaged, positive, and generous
- I teach good form and self-awareness
- Lessons are informal, friendly and focused
- I want my students to love what they do
Violin and viola
I teach viola and violin from beginner to advanced. Discover more about my teaching methods and what my students have to say.
I love teaching yoga to students of all abilities, but especially to beginners. Learn more about my yoga teaching and opportunities to get involved.
My teaching ethos
I’ve always had a hunch that I wanted to teach. I first tried to teach a friend how to play the violin when I was in secondary school! I’ve been so fortunate to study with some fantastic teachers, and I love helping students see tangible results in their own ability and confidence, whether that's through violin or viola playing, or on the mat through yoga.
In my music teaching I focus on my students playing with awareness and ease, producing the best sound possible through good technique and musicality. I combine creativity, enthusiasm and praise with problem solving and very high standards. I adapt to my students’ learning styles and I am devoted and generous with my students. I expect that they will practise between lessons, and I encourage everyone to participate in twice-yearly studio recitals.
I love teaching yoga to students of all abilities, but especially to beginners. I like to offer a good stretch at a relaxed pace, focusing on body awareness and linking movement and breath. Group classes are calming and focused, with a twist of challenge and fun. Individual lessons adapt entirely to what the student needs at the time. In both areas I try to create a space for people to connect with themselves in the moment, just as they are. I really believe everybody can feel better in their bodies, minds and spirits through yoga and I’m keen to share it with as many people as possible.
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