Tim P.

Violin, Guitar, Piano Tutor


 10 miles


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  • Ph.D Composition and violin improvisation - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
  • F.T.C.L. Composition - Trinity college London
  • L.T.C.L. Violin & Viola study - Trinity college London
  • ABRSM Grade 8 distinction violin
  • ABRSM Grade 8 music theory

Styles Taught

Acoustic, Blues, Classical, Folk, Fusion, Jazz, Rock


I have enjoyed over 30 years of experience as a string instrument based Teacher, composer and performer in the music business having worked in Scandinavia, Europe and the UK. For the last 20 years my teaching practice has encompassed violin, guitar, and keyboards for several music services and private schools. In addition to my ongoing career as an electric fiddle player with traditional dance and contemporary ceilidh bands, I am also viola player and resident composer of the Oxford Proms Orchestra who present a yearly Summer concert series in Oxford.

Teaching Style

'Music for All' is my motto. I have taught all ages and abilities, old and young alike and have experience working with children with additional needs such as autistic spectrum disorder. As students requirements and aspirations are all so different, I shape the lesson content to suit each individual to see that those requirements are met. So whether a student is working towards an exam, or simply learning for fun and relaxation, I love to create a happy, positive atmosphere to work in for students to enjoy as they learn and vice versa. Lesson plans, reports, updates, advice emailed feedback etc. are always freely offered on the request of a student or parent. Whatever, I'll do my best to bring out the best in you!


I have taught grade exams up to diploma level for both ABRSM and Trinity boards and am perfectly happy to accomodate either, plus Trinity board classical guitar and Rockschool electric guitar. If a non-exam approach to learning is preferred then I use an extensive range of classical and folk violin/viola duets and can teach improvisatory techniques on violin.


classical/orchestral violin and viola
Folk fiddle/ electric violin playing
violin based improvisation esp Baroque style/electro acoustic folk, Rock & Jazz
Composition & music theory
Sibelius music software/Audio logic pro x/String recording & multi-tracking

Other Services, Areas of Knowledge & Musicianship

I have a home studio with recording equipment, Logic Pro X software, basic production tools and other accessories with the means to support students with backing tracks to aid practice, exam prep, or any type of sonic orientated or scored composition etc.
My services are always openly available as a studio session player on location or by file share/distant working, violin or viola depending for bands or small ensembles.
Love to collaborate with other musicians, performers and Audio-visual Artists

Teaching Location

I teach from my private home studio or online using Skype, Zoom or Microsoft Teams meetings.
My home teaching location is Birmingham B46

Lesson Prices

Lesson length 30 min 45 min 1 hour
Price at tutor's location £15 £20 £30

Current Offers / Discounts

The first trial lesson for 30 minutes is free

During the free trial lesson students and where appropriate, parents will all be given as much varied tuition and guidance as possible in way of introduction to the instrument. There is no obligation to continue after this lesson.

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