Music Grade Exam Nerves – For teachers…

10th December 2014

by Vaughan Jones violin teacher – At around April, July and December, thousands of children (and adults) will be taking a music grade exam in their chosen musical instrument. For many, this will be the culmination of many months of preparation, whereas for others grades can offer a way of making rapid progress through having […]

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I.S.M. Art of Performance Masterclass With Tasmin Little

18th March 2013

by Vaughan Jones – On Thursday 14th March, Tasmin Little came to The Forge in Camden to give a masterclass for the Incorporated Society of Musicians called ‚ÄòThe Art of Performance‚Äô. It was a very special occasion in that there were only twenty people (including performers and accompanists) present, therefore the whole afternoon had an […]

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Private Music Lessons Or Learning An Instrument At School?

18th January 2013

Private Music Lessons Or Learning An Instrument At School? – My name is Vaughan Jones and I am a Buckinghamshire violin, viola and piano teacher in the Aylesbury Vale. Many parents automatically apply for their children to take musical instrument lessons in school (rather than private lessons) as they feel that this is the most […]

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New Year Resolution – Learn A Musical Instrument As An Adult….!

3rd January 2013

by Vaughan Jones violin teacher¬†Alongside losing weight, getting fit, giving up smoking and learning to speak a foreign language, apparently one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is to take up and learn a musical instrument……which is why in early January, violin teachers and presumably others who teach music very often receive enquiries from […]

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Teaching Violin at Junior Trinity School of Music

17th December 2012

Teaching Violin at Junior Trinity School of Music – A couple of weekends ago, I was asked by a colleague to step in and cover his violin teaching commitment at Junior Trinity School of Music in Greenwich. This specialist music¬†school takes place every Saturday throughout term time. Like the departments at the Junior Royal College […]

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