Welcome to Kodurand Violin School

Kodurand Violin School offers exceptional violin teaching for students of all ages and levels, from four years old to adult at the KVS studio in Brockley, Backwell (Somerset).

Liv-Marie and Simon Kodurand are award-winning professional violinists who were scholars at some of the most prestigious conservatoires in the UK, The Royal Academy and Royal College of Music.

They have formed careers as soloists, chamber musicians and directors of various musical ensembles across the U.K.  As teachers Liv and Simon have established a highly successful private teaching practice with numerous          prize-winning students, and KVS students have won music scholarships to local schools and music colleges, and won places with the National Children's Orchestra. In addition to their private practice they teach at schools such as Bristol Grammar School, Wellington School, Taunton School, Kings Hall School and Badminton School, and music departments at the Royal Academy of Music, Bristol University, Bath Spa University and Goldsmith’s University.

Learning the violin should be fun, enjoyable and inspirational no matter what your age or ability, and the KVS approach is based on these principles. Liv and Simon love teaching students of all ages, from the very youngest to adults (our oldest was 91!), beginners to advanced players.  We tailor our lessons to suit your needs, whether that is to simply have fun playing lighter repertoire or work towards a career in music.

Students have the opportunity to perform in our summer and winter student concerts, to enjoy the wonderful experience of performing to others, alongside our newly launch violin ensemble which is a fantastic way of enjoying chamber music and meeting other students.

Our primary goal is to provide fun, inspiring, well-structured lessons and provide you with a solid technique so that you can perform the pieces you love to the best of your ability.

 

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Violin News

NYSO Success!

Liv is so proud of Faustina & Chiara for successfully auditioning for the National Youth String Orchestra – Camerata and Sinfonietta Orchestras! Congratulations to you both!  
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Festival Launch

We’re so excited to be launching the Somerset International Festival of the Arts, and we’ve got a fantastic line up for our 2023 Launch Festival of concerts, talks, workshops and
Exam success!
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Exam Success!

Many congratulations to Alicia for achieving a Distinction in her grade 4 exam! A wonderful result and we’re very proud of her! 🙂 — We’re always updating our social media
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QEH Junior Competition Win!

Huge congratulations to KVS student Anton Demakov, 12 years old, for winning the Junior category of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital School Young Musician of the Year! A brilliant start to the year!

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Student Concerts

We hold two free student concerts a year in the Summer and Winter seasons.  These are very popular events and give our students a friendly and relaxed environment to experience the joy of performing to others!

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Marlena Penar
Marlena Penar
19:55 10 Apr 24
I highly recommend Kodurand Violin School. From the trial lesson my daughter couldn't wait to have another lesson, where I was worried that my daughter gives up after the trial session. Simon has amazing approach and manages my daughter incredibly,... especially my child does not belong to easygoing children. My daughter started lessons at the begging of this year and already her first tunes sound well. I am really pleased with the school, I think I could not find better violin teacher for my daughter.read more
Jing Li
Jing Li
16:58 13 Jun 23
My daughter, Daisy started learning violin with Liv about one year ago. Liv has been extremely patient and kind to her. She loves playing violin with Liv and always looking forward to her lesson. Liv is very professional. She teaches Daisy the right... posture and how to make beautiful sound from Day 1. Daisy has made big progress. We are very lucky to have such wonderful teacher.read more
Florence Seal
Florence Seal
20:49 22 Mar 22
We were recommended Simon at Kodurand Violin School as a fantastic first violin teacher and can see why! Our 6 year old really enjoys the lessons and has improved so much. The lessons are fun and accessible, helping to cultivate a hopefully... lifelong love of playing the violin.read more
Matt Mayers
Matt Mayers
09:31 26 Aug 21
I came to Kodurand violin studio as an adult learner of grade 4. As an older learner I was apprehensive but from my first lesson Simon put me at ease and he has since taught me in a professional, fun and engaging way. He is attentive to what the... student wants and steers the lessons accordingly whilst still getting the maximum out of learning.I have come on leaps and bounds since starting with Simon, his teaching technique is brilliant, it’s animated and helps you make your music come alive whilst developing your technique. In our lessons he offers insights into music history, theory and the history around the pieces that we play, this is great as it’s inspiring and fuels my want to learn.I’m very happy having lessons with Simon and plan on staying to complete my ABRSM grades.I would highly recommend Kodurand violin studio to anyone wanting to learn the violin.read more
Ebru T.
Ebru T.
18:39 14 Aug 21
Best decision I ever made for my daughter's music training. Kodurand Violin studio is a real professional and Liv is a real teacher, and I can tell you she is the main reason my child's love for the violin and the excitement for each class. Liv is... so successful; build a great friendship with her in fact my daughter is only 5 and a half years old, but she says she wants to be a violin teacher when she grows up.read more
Jennie Atyeo
Jennie Atyeo
15:13 05 Aug 21
Liv is an exceptional violin tutor and our 8 year old daughter has blossomed in confidence as well as musical ability since her lessons began. The lessons are enjoyable and Liv has a lovely calm and patient presence as well as incredible musical... talent. Very glad we found Kodurand Violin Studio!read more
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