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Ms Margaret Butcher

Northcote, Melbourne

Melbourne Tutor in Viola, Violin

Violin & Viola Lessons

Experienced teacher

Subjects

  • Viola - Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Violin - Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced

Experience

I have recently moved to Melbourne having previously lived and worked in
Armidale (regional NSW) and Sydney. Teaching since 1998, I have taught violin and
viola to students from beginners to tertiary level and from four-year-olds to adults. I
have taught in my home studio as well as in several schools, including the New
England Girls's School, Armidale; The Armidale School; The Armidale Waldorf
School; Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta; Meriden School, Strathfield; and The
Kings' School, Parramatta.

I have successfully prepared students for AMEB, Trinity and HSC exams. In 2016,
one of my students placed second in the NSW HSC Music 1 course and I have had
several students nominated for the NSW Encore concert following outstanding
performances in their HSC exams.

As a teacher, I love being part of students' increasing skill and confidence with their
instrument. Exposing students to the wonderful world of music is very special. Of
course it is not easy to learn the violin or viola and the students who make the best
progress are those who commit to regular practice sessions. I certainly encourage
students to participate in group music making activities such as orchestras, choirs
and other ensembles. This exposes students to important ensemble skills as well as
being pleasurable and inspiring. Gaining experience in performance is also very
important and I encourage students to perform as much as possible.

I aim to provide a nurturing but also challenging environment for my students.

Qualifications

I graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours Class 1) from the University of Sydney
in 2001 and a Master of Teaching (Secondary) from the University of New England,
Armidale, NSW in 2016. I achieved the AMEB LMusA in violin in 2001 and undertook 18
months of postgraduate violin studies in Graz, Austria in 2009-2011.

Services

  • Private Tuition

Rates

$70 per hour

Gender

Female

Updated

Profile last updated on 11-Jan-2017 (registered 11-Jan-2017)

Contact

stringsmargaret@gmail.com
0415219433
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