020 8883 5631



We have a range of excellent high end second hand violins available on our second hand instruments page. We recommend coming in to try them out as they have to be heard!

All submissions on this page are written by the teachers themselves and they appear in no particular order.

Note that we do not ask for a CRB check or any proof of qualifications for teachers to submit to this list. Many of the teachers will mention if they are CRB checked but please bear in mind that we do not currently corroborate this.

If you are currently listed as a teacher and would like your details amended/removed or you would like to submit your details for inclusion on this list then please get in touch with us by using our Contact page.

Andrei Gocan

07910 622 087


B.Mus, LRAM, MA (Royal Academy of Music and Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris)

I have trained as a violinist at the RAM in London and the CNSM in Paris, I also hold a teaching degree and a Master of Arts in conducting from RAM.
I have taught violin privately and in international masterclasses for over 5 years. Students of every age and level welcome. I draw on my experience as concert violinist and conductor and I am eager to offer my students a personalized training to help them progress and prepare for grade exams, auditions, concerts and competitions.

Visit: Yes

Angharad Davies

020 8889 1455


BMus ( Hons ); P.G.C.E.; L.T.C.L.

I am a professional violinist who has over 20 years teaching experience with both children and adults from beginners to advanced. I have been living in Bounds Green for 10 years and have built up a thriving private teaching practice.

I teach from home.

As well as violin lessons I can also teach theory and in particular preparation for Grade 5 theory.

Anna Orlik


60 minutes £ 30

120 minutes £40

Soloist violinist and teacher with over 5 years experience of private teaching.
Anna is a laureate of numerous international violin competitions in Europe. As a soloist have performed with numerous orchestras.
Have participated in master classes with some of the world’s most respected pedagogues and musicans: Zakhar Bron, Wolfgang Marschner, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Grigory Zhislin, Miroslaw Lawrynowicz, Siergiej Kravchenko, Petru Munteanu, Marina Jaschwili, Larissa Kolos and others.

My YouTube recording:

H. Wieniawski- Legende in G minor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGSAsXRikPE

More about me- biography and recordings: http://www.violinist.com/directory/bio.cfm?member=annaorlik

Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Specialities: Violin
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Visit: Yes (only)
Parent reference:

‘It is with great pleasure that I recommend Ms Anna Orlik as a highly professional person who passionately treats her vocation. Anna was my daughter’s violin teacher for six months. She is competent, well-organised, optimistic, vigorous, and tactful. In classroom and during exercises she always strives to motivate the pupil to work intensively. When preparing for her classes she refers to a number of additional methodological materials. Anna is competent in modern teaching technologies, and skilfully utilises them during classes. She conducts activities in a very friendly atmosphere. She endeavours to pass her knowledge in a simple manner; she excellently selects program that matches the pupil’s capabilities.
Through Ms Orlik’s lessons the pupil develops interest in and love for music.
Ms Orlik supports the development of pupil’s creative skills, thinking, memory and imagination. As my daughter’s teacher Ms Orlik was always reliable, disciplined and
competent. With my full responsibility I recommend her as an experienced and competent teacher.’

Matt Kelly

07983 330 256


£17 for half hour, £25 for 45mins, £32 for hour.

Teacher with 17 years teaching experience. I use bespoke practice backing tracks tailored to individual students AND pieces, so practising is extremely effective and fun. Flexible аnd creаtive teаching tо best suit yоur preferred leаrning methоds аll pаssed оn with pаssiоn аnd pоsitivity. All ages welcome!

Postcode: E5 9JE. I can travel to you.

Qualifications: Violin advanced certificate ABRSM, MA Music Composition, BA Hons Music.

James Gavin

07948 351 830


I teach Irish, Scottish and English fiddle styles, beginner to intermediate and some more advanced styles.

I have an FDA Degree in Creative Music and i have also done up to Grade 6. I have also spent the last 10 years playing the Traditional music circuit of North London. I live in the Highgate area N6

Hartmut Richter

07586 323 869



I am a professional violinist available for lessons for advanced levels with professional aims as well as “just for fun”- students and beginners.

I have a Diploma of Music (comparable to M.Mus., Hanover Academy of Music) as well as a postgraduate soloist performance degree (Nuremberg Academy of Music). Although I focus on classical training in technique and repertoire I have a wide interest in all kinds of music. I also play the piano, guitar and drums and compose classical music as well as modern tunes.

I teach in English or German. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or to discuss individual arrangements. The first lesson/introduction is free.

Vanessa Gardiner

020 8347 7690

07962 652 501


I teach the violin from beginner to advanced level. I aim to make music making as fun as possible. I teach for the ABRSM violin grades if pupils want to take examinations. I take on children of all ages, adults and complete beginners.

Specialities: Classical and improvisation

Grades covered: 1 – 8 ABRSM

Qualifications: Grades 1 – 8 violin ABRSM with distinctions, A-level music, BA Honours, postgraduate diploma and Masters

I teach from home which is a quiet spacious flat (with my own music room) in Crouch End, N8.

Ralitsa Naydenova
E: ralitsanaydenova@gmail.com
T: 07791 779291
W: http://velesensemble.com/
£45 for 60 minutes
£30 for 30 minutess

I am a professional violinist and violist based in North London.
I am a very enthusiastic teacher with excellent communication skills.
I have experience delivering group lessons on violin, viola and music theory.
Having taught students from beginner’s level to conservatoire standard, I teach to a high level
though always in an enjoyable manner. Consequently, my students have achieved high
standards during their education and examination processes.
• Foyle Future First (Solo Viola)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London
• Postgraduate Artist Diploma Performance (Viola)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London
• Masters of Arts (Violin)
Royal Academy of Music, London
• LRAM, Teaching Diploma, Royal Academy of Music, London
• MU, Child Protection Awareness Training; DBS check
I can accommodate students at my home, but I am also willing to travel if required.
I am flexible both during the weekdays and weekends. I am happy to negotiate the place and
time of the lesson that suit your needs.
Please, feel free to get in touch with me if you require more information or if you have any
further questions.

Talia Ramos

07415 796 600


BMus – Violin Performance

CRB checked

My teaching philosophy is based on a positive approach, always keeping in mind that the ideal learning experience should be based on enjoyment, encouraging my students to become self-sufficient from an early stage.

With young children (from 4 years old) I use a combination of both Kodaly and Dalcroze methods, prioritizing musicianship over technique during the first years of learning. The use of these two methods allows quick development of aural skills: sense of pulse, rhythm, inner-ear, singing, memory and the capacity of multitasking.
For more advanced students I combine musicianship with a more traditional approach, working with repertoire of great pedagogues such as Wohlfahrt, Kayser, Mazas, Kreutzer, etc.

I prepare my students for exams, both ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall, understanding these as a little part of the whole learning process and not the only goal.

I’m currently teaching and receiving ongoing training at The DaCapo Music Foundation, working for the Haringey Music Service and running my own violin studio, Muswell Hill Violin Studio, where I offer a complete program of individual plus ensemble lessons, taking place at The Friends Meeting House N10 3NE.

I hold a BMus degree, Violin Performance, from the Eduardo Martinez Torner Conservatoire, Oviedo, Spain. Further periods of study include courses and master classes with violinists and pedagogues J. R. Hevia, Sergei Bezrodny, G. Pogosova, Aitor Hevia, Natalia Lomeiko, Hector Corpus and David Ballesteros. I combine my educational activity with a performing career as a chamber musician, forming the Duo Klier along with violinist Pablo Castro.

For more information please visit:


Brian Underwood

07739 573 839


A teacher with 40 years experience. Pupils of all ages welcome. I do not visit

Richard Jones

020 8883 2507

07932 115 009

I am a friendly, patient and encouraging violin (classical) and piano (classical and jazz) teacher based in Muswell Hill and teach pupils of all ages from beginners to advanced. I also offer help with music theory and aural tests and am perfectly happy to travel to you as well as teach from home.

BMus(Hons) from RNCM

Currently studying for MMus from Trinity College of Music

Rachel Steadman

07713 354 786


BA (Hons) PG Cert GSMD .

I am a professional freelance violinist with over 12 years experience teaching children and adults, beginners to advanced. I offer violin, piano, theory and aural lessons. I am based in Woodside park but happy to travel locally.

Please contact me for further information.

Hector Moss – Bmus (Hons)



£30 / 45 minutes

A Graduate of the RNCM with experience teaching at Junior RNCM. I’m open to students of all ages and abilities but am particularly interested in teaching complete beginners.

I also provide tuition for students working towards grade 5 theory.

Happy to visit if required.

*will provide references if desired

Ella Kozdoy

07817 435 725


My rate is £25 per 45min

I have now four (only) new places for students starting this September ’12 after my previous pupils gained successfully places at the Junior Guildhall and RAM.

I have plenty of experience as a teacher and can also offer invaluable advice for parents on gaining music scholarships in top London private schools at 11+ exams.

I can prepare children for their audition on their main instrument (violin), give an insight to interview questions and teach the basis of music theory/analysis.

I normally offer my students lessons twice a week in a period running up towards Dec/Jan in order to intensify their practice and preparation prior to audition.

Please call me to secure the place as I have just a few places left!

I can visit with the travel arrangements secured, but I normally teach at my house which is in Upper Holloway area

Ros Gilman

07429 272 503


Award winning violinist and former leader of the “European Philharmonic Orchestra” available for private tutoring.

Specialities: Violin /Viola, Music Theory and Aural Training

Grades: ALL (1-8)

Qualifications: Diploma in Concert Violin – “University of Music, Vienna”

M.A., B. A. (Hons) – “University of Music, Vienna”, “Royal College of Music, London”


Catherine Ford

020 7281 4822

07811 383 978


CRB checked

BA Hons
Violin Grades 1-8+ and also period violin (baroque and classical)
Viola up to Grade 5

I have been teaching for 20 years. I have played as a freelance violinist in London and Europe. I am also a member of the Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment.

I live in N19 – I don’t travel.

Wendy Ritson

020 8466 4002


I studied for 4 years at RAM (LRAM) and privately with Yossi Zivoni; also have a BA (OU).

I have many years experience and enjoy teaching children and adults of all standards. I am also interested in adults with particular problems like vibrato, posture or sight reading.

I live in Whetstone, am available in both day and evening, but do not visit.

Simone G Snyder

07720 330 566


Valid CRB

For Violin & Piano:
£22.50 / 30 minutes
£45 / hour

For Theory:
£50 / hour

B. Mus. (Hons.), G.R.N.C.M, P.P.R.N.C.M (Manchester University and The Royal Northern College of Music)

7 years+ experience

Teaches Violin and Piano Grades 1-8; preparation for Music College; teaches theory Grades 1-8

Nick Marshall

BA Hons Royal Academy of Music


07956 538 740



£40 / hour

£30 / 45 minutes

£20 / 30 minutes

I play and teach a large range of instruments to a high level, covering pretty much any musical style.

Instruments I teach include:

All Guitars (classical, steel strung, electric (my speciality) and bass) and I have a fantastic collection of various guitars at my studio with different tunings etc.

Strings (Double Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin, Mandolin and Ukulele)

Piano / Keyboard (both classical and jazz)


Flute and Saxophone

I also teach Music Theory, including classical, pop, jazz or any style you may be interested in.

I have had students of all ages (young to old), abilities (beginner to pro).

Lessons with me can either take place at your home or at my studio in Southgate/East Barnet (EN4).

Please feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions or want to arrange a lesson.


I’m available daytime Monday-Wednesday (sometimes Thursday & Friday when I’m not teaching at schools) and I can also do Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Sundays may also be doable on certain weeks. If you contact me I’m sure we’ll be able to arrange a time and location that will suit you.


I’m also particularly interested in teaching ‘classical’ musicians how to play by ear and how to improvise.

If you’d like to free yourself from the constraints of the written page, be more imaginative and develop your ears for working out music (of any genre!) then you should come along to one of the workshops I host on Improvisation at Les Aldrich Music.

A little more information and the schedule is available here: http://lesaldrichmusic.co.uk/events/


Finally a little background on myself:

I’ve been playing music every day since I was around 4 years old (1978!) and I’ve been teaching non-stop for the last 16 years. Much of my teaching over these years has been at a variety of schools in Haringey, Enfield & Barnet (both primary and secondary) as well as a very successful Rock & Pop course at the EBMC (East Barnet Music Centre) for around 12 years. Throughout this period I have also had countless private students.

I currently teach at Finchley Catholic Boys School (for the last 12 years) and privately (mostly at my studio) in the evenings and on Saturdays. When not doing that I am often composing and recording my own music, collaborating with friends, learning new instruments & caring for my son who is on the autistic spectrum – I also have extensive experience of teaching people with special needs.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you learn to play what you want in a way you enjoy.

Miss Georgia Hannant

BMus, DipABRSM [MA (Pending), LRAM (Pending)]




£20 per half hour
£30 per hour
£5 expenses added for travel costs if you live a little bit further out!

My name is Georgia – postgraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music, freelance violinist and experienced peripatetic teacher.

My educational history of note began at Chetham’s School of Music (2008-2010), where I completed several music tours, festivals and gala concerts. I am now a music graduate of King’s College, London (First Class Honours), and study with Professor of Violin Sophie Langdon at the Royal Academy of Music (2014-2016). I also currently lead both the University of London Symphony Orchestra and the Melanson String Quartet (Davey-Posnanski Scheme holder).

My teaching experience stems from my full-time post as Musician-in-Residence at Uppingham School (2010-2011), where I taught private lessons, coached chamber music and orchestral rehearsals, supervised practice sessions, and gave remedial music theory classes. I have taught individuals privately ever since, and am in the process of attaining my Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music. I am now the Violin Teaching Intern for the Junior Academy First String Experience at the Royal Academy of Music. As such, I do currently have a valid CRB check courtesy of Islington Council.

I have had experience of teaching from various different angles, having had 6 different teachers throughout my musical life. Therefore, I find it of great importance to teach at a personalised level, with techniques and approaches to suit all manner of violinists. I like to adapt to the person I am teaching so that we are on the same level and can move forward together. I am happy teaching anyone who has a goal in mind and is enthusiastic to achieve it.

My vocation as a freelancing and studying musician has taught me to be a versatile, co-operative team-member, as well as a tactful leader. My only conditions are that the students themselves are willing to learn, can appropriately prepare for each lesson, and that, if planned lessons cannot be attended, cancellation should take place no later than 48 hrs in advance.

I am available to teach Violin from beginners to Grade 8+, plus Music Theory from beginner to Grade 5 standard.

Maria McCaul

07899 026 394

020 8342 9523



CRB Checked

Singing and Violin Teacher Grade 1 – 8 Also Music Theory, Gsce and A Level Music

I have been a Teacher of Music, Singing and Violin for Fifteen years.
I am based in Hornsey N8. Trained at Birmingham Conservatoire and Mountview Theatre School.


07468 623 637

£20/30 minutes

£25/45 minutes

£30/60 minutes

Faruk has successfully completed his undergraduate, master of music and proficiency in art programs H.U.A. State Conservatory. He has studied further works of violin with Prof. Marianna Sirbu and chamber music with Prof. Hanns-Martin Schreiber in Hochschule Fur Musik und Theather “Felix Mendelsshon Bartholdy” Leipzig. In 2014, faruk has interested on teaching children and on the philosophy of the Suzuki Method. Hence, he has completed level 1 under teaching training programe held by British Suzuki Institute and he is a Suzuki violin teacher now.

Over 15 years of experience in teaching and performing.
I can travel to the student’s place
Grades: All (1-8)
DBS checked
Free trail lesson

Lizzie Barmak

020 8346 0722

40min £23

1 Hour £30

Lizzy Barmak

Dip Performance Art including Violin as an Instrumental Skill.

Dip Counselling including Experiential Music Stimulus Therapy

Full professional member of ESTA (UK)

Enhanced DBS Certificate

chirpyviolin@hotmail.co.uk 020 8346 0722

Traditional, Nostalgia, Jazz, Classical…

Absolute beginners to upper intermediate

Ages 7 and up.

I teach in N2, N3, N6, N10, NW11, N12 & N20

Please keep pets in another room during my visit as I have an allergy.


‘There are many violin teachers, 

but to find one as understanding as Lizzy 

is like finding gold dust’ – P.L