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Violin and Viola Lessons for all ages and abilities

Hi! I am currently studying viola performance and education at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. I also completed a Diploma in Music Education and Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music before coming to The Netherlands. I have had lots of experience with professional orchestras in Ireland, and have taught in schools and privately with group lessons and one-to-one.

My goal is to help students find their passion and love for music and playing an instrument. I am also very practical in my approach to teaching, and I make things as clear as possible to understand. When teaching young children, I find that using various different games with the instrument can help a lot with their understanding and development.

My understanding of the lessons is that every student should come out with the best feeling of wanting to improve their playing, and I always try to motivate every student in whichever way works best for them.

I have been teaching violin and viola for many years, and I also teach piano to an intermediate level. For those who would like to improve aspects of their music theory knowledge I am also very happy to discuss some options.

The majority of students who start out do so on the violin, and some change to viola some time later. Some students who begin their musical journey on the violin go on to play not only viola but other stringed instruments such as cello and double bass if they are not too happy with the violin, so choosing violin in the beginning will give you the most options!

Extra information

Lessons usually take place at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and depending on the location can also take place at the student's home. If you prefer, I am also glad to teach over video call and my internet connection/setup/microphone are of a very high quality.

Location

At teacher's location: Stichting Sweelinck Museum, Oosterdokskade, Amsterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:

Age:

Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, Irish

About Me

Fiachra combines his studies with a rewarding performance schedule and plenty of teaching. Alongside his many solo performances he also finds the time to play chamber music, and performs regularly with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. If he's not busy with music you'll probably find him out on his bike or enjoying a swim.

Education

Conservatory of Amsterdam (Bachelor Music Performance)
Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Young European Strings School of Music
The High School Rather (Dublin) Class of 2018

Experience / Qualifications

RIAM Diploma in Music Teaching and Performance
ABRSM Grade 8 Violin & Viola
DIT Conservatory of Music Grade 7 Piano
3rd Prize Netherlands National Viola Competition (2019)

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from $41.23At teacher's location
from $41.23Online via webcam
from $47.12At student's home

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