Kodurand Violin Studio teaches students of all ages and levels (from age 4+), beginners to advanced, at the KVS studio in Brockley, Backwell.
Liv and Simon have more than 20 years teaching experience at the highest levels, and provide a dedicated, friendly and encouraging approach. Many of our students are prize-winners at local music competitions, and though ABRSM music exams an extra rather than fundamental part of KVS tuition, a high percentage of our students have been awarded distinctions. KVS students have won music scholarships to some of the top schools in the area, and won places to the National Children's Orchestra and prestigious music colleges in London (including Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music).
However, we are equally happy to teach those who would simply like to learn the violin for fun without working towards exams, whether you have a goal to play in an orchestra, a chamber group or simply for yourself.
No previous knowledge of classical music or the violin is necessary for beginners.
What to expect
Our lessons contain three essential elements; a well-structured plan, an inspiring approach and a supportive environment. We will teach you how to practise and develop a sound technique so you can progress by yourself, but most importantly of all we aim to give you a sense of accomplishment and joy in your achievements!
We encourage parents to attend lessons with their child so they can support their child’s learning at home.
We suggest all students book an initial trial lesson so we can assess your level, discuss goals and make sure you have a comfortable setup to ensure the best possible start.
We offer online violin lessons to students of all ages and levels via Zoom, Skype and a range of other platforms. If you would like to learn a new skill in the comfort of your own home or if you would simply like to top up lessons in the holidays then this may be for you!
Uniquely we are now offering weekly video support feedback for those who would like a little extra help between lessons, playalong duets, and our digital teaching library has a wide range of online learning videos to help you along.
Plus for our younger students
- Practise charts and stickers for encouragement
- Regular guidance for parents
- Advice on exams, music festivals, courses & orchestras
- Develop singing, rhythmic and aural skills with fun games
Free Trial Lesson
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!