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A. Samma
« Gundula's violin lessons are not just high quality tuition, they are first and foremost lots of fun. She has always kept me motivated, making me enjoy the learning process over the years without it ever feeling like a chore. This is through the choice of music as well as a structured, step by step approach. This has been very important to me as an adult learner. »
₹3,348/hr
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Classes offered by Gundula
  • Individual
  • In group
The classes will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Violin
  • Viola
Levels
  • All Levels

Gundula - Kenton - Violin

Methodology

I'm an enthusiastic musician, my ultimate aim is to make people happy through music. I'm an inspiring tutor and a charismatic performer, with a classical foundation, a passion for Romani Gypsy music, and a holistic approach to teaching.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach the violin (and viola), classical style to advanced level, also folk and world genres, also the classical piano (up to grade 5), and singing for Balkan, Eastern European and Gypsy styles. I prepare students for grade exams and any other exam thoroughly - my track record of previous students passing exams is a 100% success; on average, 30% of my students pass with distinction and 50% with a merit - I never had a student fail.

I believe in a good technical foundation, regardless of the style one chooses to play. To achieve this, I use various methods including traditional classical methods, elements of Alexander technique, auto-suggestion and playing by ear. This will support smooth bowing, tidy pitch and a great flexibility. It also leads to playing with 'physical ease' (especially important to prevent RSI!).

I also teach the first steps of improvisation, and basic level swing/jazz. I train and support the student in reading sheet music, however, I can do lessons by ear only if required.

I also run regular group classes on Wednesday evenings for Gypsy/Balkan/Eastern European music for all instruments.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I hold a performance and tutor's degree (equivalent to BMus in classical violin and a teaching diploma for piano, both from the Leopold Mozart Konservatorium in Augsburg/Germany. Afterwards I completed a post-graduate course in jazz. My degrees include music theory, conducting, composition, piano and singing. Since then I have studied many Balkan and Eastern European playing styles from native masters. I have also taken Alexander technique, auto-suggestion and yoga classes.

- How much do you charge?

Regular weekly lessons:

£35 for 60 mins
£28 for 45 mins
£20 for 30 mins

£40: a one-off lesson of 60 min

These fees apply to lessons in Kenton/Harrow. Lessons in Central London are more, please get in touch for precise fees.

Special Offer: first lesson half price!

- Where do you teach?

The lessons take place in a music studio in Eversholt Street, London NW1. It is 5 min walk from either Euston Station or Chalk Farm Station. It is also in easy reach of Camden, Kings Cross and Central London.

- When are you available?

I teach on various weekdays and Saturdays. Please get in touch for precise dates.

Regular group classes on Wednesday evenings in Central London,

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

All ages and levels.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I prepare students for all grade exams, A-Level, GCSE and for Uni entry exams. I prepare music students for world music degrees.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I offer lessons via skype upon request. Payment via credit card or paypal.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

1) You can start learning an instrument at any age - there is no being 'too old' not even with 70...
2) When learning music, always keep in mind that the joy of making music for you and for the people who listen to you is so much more important than playing the right notes!

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have been teaching the violin and piano for 25 years, mostly one-to-one tuition but also group workshops, master-classes, orchestral and ensemble playing. I have students from 3 to 75 years of age. Since 5 years I also teach one-to-one classes and workshops in Balkan/Gypsy singing. The main focus of the lessons include classical training to pass college, A-level and grade exams, students who have problems with RSI and other physical issues, and students who needed help and support in overcoming performance and exam fears.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes.

- Where and with whom did you train?

Leopold Mozart Konservatorium - Classical degree. Professor Bernhard Tluck
Richard Straus Konservatorium - Jazz post-grad. Tutor: Joerg Widmoser
Masterclasses with Isabella Petrosjan
Gypsy Violin: Caliu/Taraf de Haidouks, Tcha Limberger, Winny Mathias

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

I'm a member of the Musicians Union.

Rates

Rate for online classes : ₹3,348/hr
Classes offered by Gundula
Individual
In group
The classes will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Violin
  • Viola
Levels
  • All Levels

Gundula's CV

• BAmus for Violin performance, and for teaching violin and piano
• Postgrad degree in Jazz
• DBS checked
• Musicians, Union

5 reviews on Gundula
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5 recommendations

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A. Samma

Gundula's violin lessons are not just high quality tuition, they are first and foremost lots of fun. She has always kept me motivated, making me enjoy the learning process over the years without it ever feeling like a chore. This is through the choice of music as well as a structured, step by step approach. This has been very important to me as an adult learner.

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A. Samma continued

Gundula leads me through a journey of small incremental steps where I make continuous improvements. She is also quite versatile with the piano and you don't have to look for any other accompanist for the grade exams.

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A. Samma continued

She complements classical teaching methods with creative approaches, e.g. playing by ear which helps in recognising sound intervals. This supports an understanding and connecting to the music and as a result one's violin playing becomes more than just a mechanical process.

I certainly would recommend Gundula as a teacher to all who expect more from learning music than just reproducing notes.

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