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Violin Teachers in Chelmsford

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Violin & Viola - Individual Lessons

I trained to teach after my four children, all now adults, had started school. I wanted to help students to find self-esteem, along with respect for others, through their understanding and expression of music. I care passionately about music and feel a responsibility to encourage a passion for this subject in my students. I gained the post of Head of Music after only two and a half years of teaching, and enjoyed developing music in that school. My main instrument is the violin. I also play viola and flute and sing.
I have played in the Essex Symphony Orchestra, a jazz band, a folk band and a church worship band. I have also been trained to teach the Stave House system of notation which is an engaging method and can be used with students up to year seven to teach them to read music alongside any other method they may be using. It helps students to become independent learners, able to work out for themselves what notes they are reading or writing.







Violin, Viola, Piano & Singing  - Individual & Class Lessons 


Melinda began her musical training at the age of 5. When she was 13 she received a place at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, where she had lessons in violin, viola, singing, piano and composition.  By the time she left the Junior Academy at the age of 18, she had gained grade 8 distinctions in violin, viola and singing, as well as an ABRSM diploma in violin performance. Melinda went on to study music at King's College London, where she continued her violin lessons at the Royal Academy of Music. She graduated in 2015 with a BMus (Hons) degree and now performs regularly and enjoys passing on her enthusiasm for music to her students.

Melinda teaches the violin, viola and voice from beginners to advanced and beginners piano in all styles.  She teaches all ages and adapts each lesson to suit the needs of the individual.


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