Violin Tuition with Andrew Hodges
Where, Who & How
My students are normally from Cirencester or the nearby towns & villages. My violin pupils range from school-age to the senior adult.
Remember too that whatever age you are, it is never too late to start. My current students range from young beginners through to Grade 8 and beyond.
My students tell me that I create an enjoyable and positive learning environment.
If you are thinking about starting to learn the violin you may be concerned about the cost of violins and how to choose the right violin.
Don't rush to buy the first and cheapest offer you see on the internet. Even at the starter end of the marketplace violins vary considerably and it's quite easy to acquire an instrument that simply wont do the job.
Don't worry, I can give you help and advice so that you choose the best violin you can afford. For a bit more information on what you will need follow this link.
Andrew's Background & Experience
Andrew has been described as having all the characteristics of a polymath; someone whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas. His two principal passions are classical music and new developments in the field of sound & music...read on
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Approach to Tuition
As for my philosophy of education you might be interested in this TED VIDEO by Sir Ken Robinson who's views resonate with me to a considerable extent.
I teach classical violin , but if you want to branch out into improvisational styles or folk then I am very happy to help develop your abilities in these areas.
I offer tuition towards external examinations however I place no emphasis on these because for many students exams an impediment to the learning and the enjoyment of the instrument. For those students going on to university or music college the more more advanced grades are of course important.
If you are parent and are wondering about what your child might gain from learning to play a musical instrument I have some thoughts for you here.
Some recent feedback from my students:
You have taught me so much, I have been practising and love playing the violin - thanks for your great tuition!
He's found his enthusiasm again! (Parent of Grade 7/8 Student)
The violin stopped being cool and now it is again!
(Teenage student) MORE...