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James A.

Fort Worth, TX

$50/hour

Violin Teacher from Middle Earth

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 16 ratings
Excellent! You would be lucky to hire James!
— Mary, Fort Worth, TX on 3/1/15

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University of Otago, New Zealand
Performance Violin
University of Oregon
Master's
Indiana University
Master's

Education

University of Otago, New Zealand (Performance Violin)

University of Oregon (Master's)

Indiana University (Master's)

About James

I grew up in a musical family in beautiful New Zealand and developed a love for music early in life, beginning violin at the age of 5. After earning an undergraduate degree in music and performance violin at the University of Otago, I moved to the U.S. where I achieved successive graduate degrees in violin, chamber music and baroque violin at the University of Oregon, University of Colorado and Indiana University. I perform locally and nationally with various ensembles and orchestras. I have recently moved to Fort Worth and am excited at the opportunity to teach new students.

I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels, particularly beginners of any age. I can also be of special help to modern violinists who want to learn more about baroque style and performance practice. I aim not just to improve the technical and expressive abilities of each of my students, but to instill in them a love of music that will last a lifetime.

I have a quiet apartment from where I prefer to teach. Alternatively, I am happy to drive to your location if convenient. I can be flexible with teaching times, and while I do have a 24 hour cancellation policy, I'm happy to work with you to find a make-up lesson time. I look forward to hearing from you and to help you develop your skills as a violinist and musician!
I grew up in a musical family in beautiful New Zealand and developed a love for music early in life, beginning violin at the age of 5. After earning an undergraduate degree in music and performance violin at the University of Otago, I Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fort Worth, TX 76116
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In-person lessons

"Excellent! You would be lucky to hire James!"

- Mary, Fort Worth, TX on 3/1/15

"First Class Tutor."

- Steve, Springtown, TX on 2/26/15
Music:
Violin

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Violin

I have a bachelor's degree in music/violin performance from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and three subsequent graduate degrees in the U.S: A Master's in Violin Performance from the University of Oregon, a Certificate in String Quartet Performance from the University of Colorado, and a second Master's degree in Early Music and Baroque violin from Indiana University. I have performed with orchestras such as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and the Orchestra of New Spain (Dallas). I have experience teaching group and individual lessons to both children and adults.

University of Otago, New Zealand
Performance Violin
University of Oregon
Master's
Indiana University
Master's

Education

University of Otago, New Zealand (Performance Violin)

University of Oregon (Master's)

Indiana University (Master's)

Excellent! You would be lucky to hire James! — I highly recommend James. He is an excellent Violin teacher. He had greatly helped my son in just a short time. He is a beautiful musician, and is very mature, reliable and easy to communicate with. I have nothing but good things to say about James! We have never had a better violin teacher in 10 years of taking lessons. ...

— Mary, Fort Worth, TX on 3/1/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of Fort Worth, TX 76116.