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 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

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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Music Festival Success

  Longwell Green Music Festival Success! Congratulations to Alicia and Anton for performing brilliantly at the Longwell Green Music Festival last Saturday! Both students were awarded ‘Distinctions’ with medals, and

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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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