As a teacher, Brendan draws on his practical gigging experience as well as some of his professional training (especially in the music theory department) in lessons. Brendan enjoys taking on beginners where he focuses on ear training with games and popular songs and learning to read music. Equally, he takes on more experienced players that want to get into the nitty-gritty of a specific genre of music (syncopation, articulation, phrasing, harmony and performance techniques, etc.)
Brendan has successfully, with merit, completed the Grade 8 certification in Violin Performance from Trinity College London and will be training his pupils to appear for these certifications with a thorough curriculum.
Brendan takes in the interests of his students, the music they listen to, and what they may want to play on the violin. Being fluent in most genres of music, be like Western Classical, Bollywood, Jazz, or RnB, Brendan can mold a curriculum specifically in the interests of his pupil.
Apart from the violin, he also plays the guitar and keyboards, often accompanying his students while learning pieces making lessons more fun and interactive.
Brendan follows The Eta Cohen Method of Violin Training, which includes emphasis on reading Sheet music, Violin Technique, Rhythmical Variations, and Ear Training. This Method is widely followed in the UK. The method is based around the idea of teaching the violin incrementally, covering one new idea at a time. Breaking down difficult technical tasks and reconstructing them in easy stages.
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A western classically trained violinist, Brendan has been playing the violin for over 13 years and has performed with orchestras such as The Indian National Youth Orchestra and The Bombay Chamber Orchestra at venues like The NCPA Tata Theatre, Jamshed Bhabha Theatre , Ketevan music festival Goa, and many more.
Brendan extensively tours with his band 'Jo aur Vo' , performing various genres of music across the country, having done shows across the country and even internationally. His band has recently brought in praise from the likes of Shankar Mahadevan, R Madhavan , Dia Mirza, and also from Star World India. They regularly post videos and have a considerable presence on the social media site, YouTube.
Brendan also works as a freelance live and session violinist, having played for various television advertisements and films.
He is currently virtually training students from US, London, Dublin, Canada, Germany and India.
Jo aur Vo: Co- founder/ Violinist
May 2018- Present
Co-founded a band 'Jo aur Vo' which is a cross genre musical experience includes instruments like the violin, and hindustani flute.
Music has been recognized by Dia Mirza, R Madhavan, Star World India, Shankar Mahadevan
Toured extensively with the band all over india and also internationally
Indian National Youth Orchestra : First Violins (April 2016)
Performed at Jamshed Bhabha Auditorium, NCPA Mumbai with the INYO.
Bombay Chamber Orchestra, First Violins ( May 2014- Present)
A member of the BCO since 2015. Has performed for over 20+ concerts across the country.
Freelance Violinist ( June 2015- Present)
Has been a professional freelance violinist for events, sessions, films.
Violin Instructor ( june 2019- Present)
Has been conducting online and offline violin lessons for students eager to learn the instrument.
Perfect! He is a really great teacher and he is very positive.
He knows lot of stuffs.
I'm glad i have a teacher (mentor) like him.
Very interested student!
An amazing violinist who has put in a lot of effort to reach upto this stage.He just possesses the perfect skill set and enthusiasm to be a master and I must say we arey lucky to learn from someone with so much of experience and talent
I have been taking violin lessons from Brendan over the past year. He has extensive knowledge and practical experience in the field of classical music and gave me the time to comprehend what was being taught. Additionally, he was able to overcome any challenges that came along the course of online learning, thus making virtual lessons a smooth process. He offers constructive feedback and guidance in a patient manner and has encouraged me to learn, practice and appreciate the art of playing the violin!
Brendans a great teacher and an even better musician, who calmly and patiently teaches you all the intricacies on how to play the violin, I could not recommend him to you enough!!
Brendan is a very calm, friendly and patient teacher. Who will explain any query you have no matter how small. He is a great teacher and an even better teacher, I could not recommend a better teacher for you.
Excellent teaching skills. Very well versed with playing the violin. A very comfortable learning environment. Brendan teaches with great enthusiasm and patience. Always have fun learning the skill from him. One of the best teachers out there.
Been doing sir's classes for 1 month now. Its the best time of the day for me. Have made significant progress in my journey as a violinist. His teachings are easy to understand and are super fun. Highly recommended !
Brendan has been training me on the violin for the past 2 years. He is a very dedicated teacher who really cares for his students. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn the violin.
I’ve had the immense pleasure of learning the violin under Brendan. His impeccable approach to breaking down concepts like technique and intonation helped me get a grasp of the instrument in no time. Despite having taken lessons online, I had no issues in understanding the above mentioned concepts because of how well they were structured and broken down into graspable sections. I highly recommend him to other aspiring students.
Brendan is an excellent violinist and this gives him an edge over other instructors. He has a methodical process and it was definitely worth my time!
Had an amazing 5 class session with Brendan and absolutely loved it. Perfect for beginners. Helped me a lot with basics. Brendan had a proper schedule for all 5 classes which helped me understand the structure and flow clearly.
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