Violinist & Music Teacher Dip ABRSM LNCM

 
 
Occasion Strings is an established and sought after Solo Violinist, who plays with piano accompaniment. We aim to bring music of the highest quality to your event. Parties, weddings, dinners and corporate events catered for.

 

 

Special Events

Occasion Strings has been providing music for weddings and special occasions for over twenty years. Formerly known as Wedding Music, Occasion Strings plays reguarly in Devon and Cornwall and also further afield.

Repertoire listing is available upon request. Previous weddings have included music by Pachabel, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel & Elgar. Also Coldplay, Christina Perri and the Beatles.

Solo Violin with an outstanding accompanist playing the piano is offered.

 

Tuition

Extremely experienced in teaching the violin, Elisabeth is careful to tailor her teaching to the individual student. 

Elisabeth Holman teaches up to and including Diploma level. 

Theory of Music up to Grade 8 is also taught, both in person and online.

 

 

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About me

 
 
A little about myself...
 

Biography

While at the East Sussex Academy of Music, Elisabeth's quartet was coached by the Chilingirian String Quartet. She appeared as a soloist with the College Orchestra and played in many Concerts. These included taking part in Concerts at both the Royal Albert Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall as a student. During this time she learnt with Perry Hart, the distinguished Australian violinist, who was also a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Having won a scholarship to study with John Fisher (RPO) while at University at UEA she later went on to take her Teaching Diploma (ABRSM) at Exeter University. (2005)

Elisabeth has played as a soloist in Truro Cathedral and Exmouth United Reform Church as well as St Peters, Bournemouth and also abroad. She  runs a successful and busy teaching practice in Truro.

Elisabeth plays an English violin from around the turn of the 20th Century and comes from the Hesketh tradition. It has a rich sonorous tone and is complimented by a German bow made Horst Schicker.

 

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Tuition

 
 
  Testimonionals:

“I first learned to play the violin when I was an 8 year old. Through the years, I had various teachers - Liz was by far the most inspirational. My drive through the lanes from Tavistock to Harrowbarrow was delightful  - seeing the changes of the seasons through the hedgerows. The violin lesson was always instructive and enjoyable. I particularly loved the (simple!) duets we played together. Liz organised pupils’ concerts once or twice a year. I found these particularly challenging - but they were a goal and thus good for me! I chose not to stress myself with Grade examinations... My lessons were more than just a violin lesson - they sometimes provided an oasis through some difficult times... I was sad when Liz moved to Truro - just a bit of a step too far for those cherished lessons! But I was glad for the happy and deserved future it promised for her and her family.”

Janet Clifford January 2019

"My daughter progressed significantly during the time Liz was teaching her. This progress has slowed down since Liz has left the area and no longer teaches my daughter. Nevertheless, the groundwork has been laid, Louise is improving steadily and continues to play the violin. I believe Liz managed to achieve a good and effective balance in her teaching between structure, discipline and motivation, enjoyment."

Parent from Harrowbarrow Primary School, where I taught from 2008-2016, until relocating to Truro.

"I have been having violin lessons with Elisabeth Holman for about a year.  She has always been patient and understanding with me as a complete novice with the violin and with reading music.  I have always found her to be well organised yet flexible enough to allow time to complete a lesson.  I have got to the stage of enjoying the practice as well as the lessons and feel a real sense of achievement thanks to Elisabeth."

Vince Burton December 2018

 

"After more than 40 years since my last violin lesson I was brave enough to seek out some "brush-up" tuition. I was so pleased to find Liz who is not only very friendly and welcoming but also extremely encouraging. I really look forward to my lessons with her as she has not just brought me back up to where I was all those years ago but pushed me above and beyond! She is such a positive teacher who is happy to take things at my own pace yet moving me to higher positions (literally)!!"

Gill Hunkin December 2018

 

   "Having come back to the violin after nearly sixty years, Elisabeth Holman has taken me from retracing my earliest, mostly lost, musical steps  through to achieving  passes in ABRSM exams, including a merit and a distinction in Grades 4, and 5 so far.  It has been a wonderful four year journey for me and one on which I am still  embarked.  With patience, understanding and encouragement every step of the way, Elisabeth has  not only taught me, but has also enabled me to give expression to  the  music and emotions that have for so long been buried within me.  She is a  wonderful teacher, with the ability to communicate on different levels - and she makes  every  lesson a real pleasure, in total comfort, with nothing  to fear.  Whether for a child or a more mature student, Elisabeth's teaching technique makes learning to play  the violin  a realistic possibility. Lastly, I cannot finish without paying tribute to her own beautiful mastery of the instrument, which just demonstrates that she has the  credibility,  ability  and confidence to pass on her knowledge and experience."

Anthony Mosley June 2016

 

 

 

Music Lessons  

Lessons can be arranged at my Music Studio in Truro. I aim to have an environment that is conducive for learning. I offer a cup of coffee to my adult learners and have fresh flowers and candles in the room.

Also online lessons are arranged through Musical Orbit. Message me for further details.

Prices are in line with the minimum rate advised by the Musicians' Union. Hourly lessons are £36.00. My thirty years of teaching experience is also reflected in the price. I teach beginners to advanced, and concert opportunities are available with a professional accompanist. ABRSM and NCM exam preparation if required, many students having achieved distinction. 

Wedding Planning

 
 

 

Perfect Pitch - Wedding Planner

In addition to preparing and playing music for weddings, Elisabeth also provides a Wedding Planning Service.

This includes sourcing local suppliers and coordinating with all parties. Providing follow up enquiries; ensuring no detail is overlooked.

Experienced in setting up and organising events, please contact Elisabeth on 01872 222580 or 07776046453 for further details.

 

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Contact Info

Address

57 Treffry Road, Truro, TR1 1WL

 
Phone

01872 222580 or 0777 604 6453

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