020 7794 1905
- Theory Specialist
- All quals
Emer Calthorpe is one of London’s most experienced violinists and teachers. Since returning to London from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra she has freelanced extensively with the major London orchestras, leading several chamber orchestras and working also in the film studios. She has performed concertos and quartets on the South Bank with her husband, the well known oboist Graham Salter. They live in Hampstead.
Clare has a friendly and approachable style of teaching and enjoys teaching at all levels, from beginners to advanced students. She welcomes students of all ages, children and adults.Lessons are tailor made to meet an individual student’s needs and aspirations.
With over 30 years experience she has guided students through to professional careers in music through the pathway of ABRSM, Trinity and Diploma level exams. Clare has also taught music to students that enjoy their music learning, whether using it for their own development, entertainment, relaxation or as a way to share with and meet other likeminded people.
She has worked in schools, with private students and conducted groups and run ensembles in her teaching capacity. She currently runs an online theory group and an adult string ensemble. Clare is also a performing musician and composer and has collaborated with world class musicians in many music genres from classical to pop, rock, folk, world and jazz.
020 7284 1737
- Violin & Viola
- All quals
- Classical & all styles
Jane Gillie studied at the GSMD and Salzburg Mozarteum and has spent most of her working life playing violin, viola and baroque violin in ensembles and orchestras, including Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Baroque Soloists with John Eliot Gardiner, ROH Covent Garden, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchestra of English National Opera at the Coliseum, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and Salzburg Camerata Academica. Alongside this she has always taught, and for the last few years she has dedicated more of her life to teaching which she finds endlessly stimulating and interesting. Jane is also a teacher of the Alexander Technique and has an honours degree in Humanities from the Open University.
07753 335 582
- Selective students only
- Grade 5 and above
Around 2001, Helen moved with her family to the UK, where she was the lead soloist with the Wimbledon Orchestra in London, as well as the First & Lead Violinist with the North Staffs Symphony Orchestra in Staffordshire, UK. Throughout this time, Helen continued teaching, preparing students of all abilities for exams and informal performances.
07495 775 654
- Violin / Viola
- All Ages / Stages
I am a young teacher new to the area. I have experience teaching young children, ages 4+, especially working with beginners.
As a principal member of NYO in my teenage years, I also got the chance to be involved with coaching in workshops with other teenagers as part of the NYO inspire days. In recent years I have been guest artist with Romsey Youth Choir on tours to Italy, France and Austria, also covering a pastoral role working with the young people on the tour.
I currently study viola with Jon Thorne at Royal Academy of Music. Having grown up in a family of teachers, I am passionate about music education, something which I have continued to be involved with through outreach workshops with the Academy. My enthusiasm for music took me to Oxford university for my undergraduate degree, giving me an appreciation of music from many different perspectives which I hope to pass on to my students.
I am a professional violinist and violist as well as a private music tutor. My experience as a music teacher extends for over a decade by far. I am very passionate about teaching especially bringing the students to their highest artistic standard. I am working in the music department as a violin and viola teacher at Hampton Court House ( https://www.hamptoncourthouse.co.uk)
All the pupils that I have taught proven to be successful and become passionate about music. Additionally, I organise concerts for my private class at least twice a year so all the pupils can experience the stage performance, sharing their music making with family, friends and music lovers.
I am available to get on board more students interested playing either the violin or the viola.
Moreover, a bit more information about myself. I studied at Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where I obtained three master degrees. I am an extra player in London Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a member of Veles Ensemble, a chamber ensemble(http://velesensemble.com ).
I am a member of an active member of Music Union and I possess active enhanced DBS Check and LRAM (Licentiate of Royal Academy of Music) teaching Diploma.
If you are interested to hear some recordings of me playing , you can check also my YouTube channel following this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuZUl0dQmcV-n6qqX8moWAQ
Gabriela is a violinist working with London Philharmonic Orchestra and other professional ensembles. Over the past years she has approached music education from both a theoretical and practical point of view. During her time at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she attended the Teaching Skills Course. In 2016, being a member of Southbank Sinfonia enabled her to gain experience working with children, mentoring young musicians at Glyndebourne, Vaughan Memorial School and Thomas's Battersea School. She has also graduated from Pedagogical Studies at Academy of Music in Cracow (2014), which included Psychology, Pedagogy, Didactics, Voice Projection, Violin Teaching Methods and Internship at Music School as a Violin Teacher. Among her recent teaching experiences, she gave masterclasses at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, working with musicians of the Penderecki Youth Orchestra. During the same period, she taught musicians of the NOR59 Strykeinstitutt Orchestra in Oslo. Since 2018 she has been tutoring violin students at the Warsaw Chopin University of Music as a part of her doctoral studies. Recently has been selected to be an Ambassador with the Benedetti Foundation in London.
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Zlatko Dimitrov Velichkov
- Violin, Viola, Piano
Zlatko has performed internationally in variety of guises, since finishing his music education at State Academy of Music, Bulgaria. He was a soloist as a violin and viola player of the State Philharmonic Orchestra, Shoumen,Bulgaria, State Philharmonic Orchestra, Varna, Bulgaria, The Academy Symphony Orchestra, Sofia , Bulgaria, National Military Symphony Orchestra, Bulgaria, Leicester Simphonia,UK,Tunisian National Symphony Orchestra and Cairo Symphony Orchestra and has performedMax Bruch double concerto for Violin and Viola(Viola),Gustav Holst Lyric movement for Viola and small orchestra, Bartoc’s Viola concerto, Penderecky’s Viola concerto, Telemann’s Viola concerto, Saint-Saens’s Violin concerto, Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote Viola solo part.
Zlatko is a very active chamber musician performing with different chamber groups including London Schubert Players String Quartet, Mici String Quartet, Orama Encemble, International Chamber Collegiums, Cairo.
He has also performed with pianist Todor Petrov recitals around Tunisia, including a concert for the International Conference of States members of NATO for Mediterranean region at The State Opera House, Tunis, Tunisia.
Zlatko is also an active orchestra player. He was a principal viola at Cairo Symphony Orchestra, visiting principal viola at Tunisian National Symphony Orchestra, principal viola at London Schubert Players, principal viola at Trinity College Symphony Orchestra, viola rank and file at Sofia Philharmonic, 1st violin rank and file at Varna Philharmonic Orchestra and freelance player (Royal Concert & Pops Orchestra, Oxford Symphony Orchestra-principal viola, British Chamber Orchestra, British Youth Opera, London Philharmonia).
As a Jazz player Zlatko has experience as a bass guitarist and jazz violinist with the Nile River Band, Cairo-performing at Cairo Opera House (1997) and touring around Egypt. Zlatko was recorded with Colt Hurb for Z-omo ”Manhattan-…then zero”.
One important part of Zlatko’s musical life is teaching. He was a Assistant Prof. Upper Strings & Chamber Music at Institut Suppereur de Musique de Sousse, Tunisia, Upper String teacher at British International School, Cairo, Violin teacher at Suzuki School, Cairo, Upper Strings teacher at Tees Valley Music Service, Upper Strings teacher at Cocethorpe School, King’s School, Oxford ,Conductor of Youth String Orchestra Red Car & Cleveland,Camden Music Service and Ealing Music Service.