We inspire violinists to become great all-round musicians, performers, and thinkers!
Our teachers are also expert performers who work internationally. We DO what we teach.
Our comprehensive, sequenced curriculum was developed at the Royal Academy of Music.
Each year we run a wide variety of events including concerts, workshops and more!
Lessons, Classes, Courses, Ensembles, eLearning... Learn the way that's best for YOU!
No violinist is an island! Build up your performance experience and feel confident onstage.
First-time beginner? Build a solid technical foundation by learning the 'first principles'.
Our step by step curriculum and graded courses will guide ever closer to your goals.
Our Teacher Training and CPD events help pro players/teachers develop now and in the future.
It's never too late to play the violin! Our renowned adult training programs help you learn.
Give your child the very best start with fun, creative learning and all-round musicianship!
Inspiring, motivating teaching for 13-18 year old violinists. Learn the 'how' and the 'why'!
Throughout the year, we run a superb series of professionally-produced events at major London venues, all open to tthe public – and to ViolinSchool Learners, of course!
There’s usually at least one major production each month, and event range from Concerts to Educational Workshops to Chamber Music Soirées to Guest Tutor Residencies to the Weird and Wonderful… check out our Violin and Wine day on 24th March 2018 for a wine-tasting with a difference!
We run a wide range of Courses and Classes throughout the year, and One to One lessons are available in Victoria, London (or via Skype) with our tutors Simon Hewitt Jones and David Worswick.
Our programs cater for all ages and experience levels. Click here to browse our courses and classes by type, age, or experience level!
It’s one thing to learn, but it’s another to play! We encourage all learners to play regularly in ensembles and orchestras, so we run performance sessions throughout the year, including our popular Saturday afternoon ViolinHub events.
The Violin Orchestra – the friendly orchestra for every age and experience level – meets twice a year for six-week projects. Beginner and Advanced players (and every level in between) perform together in an exciting, livestreamed concert every July and December. Come and join us!
Our friendly reception team will take your number and arrange for Simon or Setareh to call you back. We’ll talk through the learning options with you, and recommend the best place for you to start.
"I really enjoyed the 8 weeks beginner course with Simon and Setareh. The lessons were a great mixture of theoretical and practical training and I think it covered quite a lot. I feel really proud of myself and grateful to them for how much I learned in this couple of months. Simon and Setareh were just amazing and they make sure to create a great environment for everybody. But what I like it most was how approachable Simon was - in my particular case, I always struggled with anything related to music and I knew it would be a challenge to learn how to play the violin. I was really happy to see how Simon was always open during and after the classes to listen to all my questions and help me to improve myself, no matter how basic my questions were. Thanks for everything and hope to see you next year!"
"An innovative violin school thinking well outside the box of traditional teaching practice"
"The 8 weeks beginner course was amazing! I enjoyed very much everything - the course had a very friendly environment for absolute beginners and we were thought the foundation of violin in detail but in a dynamic, practical and enjoyable way 🙂 Simon and Setareh are brilliant .. very dedicated to the students and very patient too. I really loved the course and I'm looking forward to the next step :)"
"I have really enjoyed the course. My confidence is growing and I feel more knowledgeable now. My favourite parts were playing open string music as a group. I also liked the lesson that focused on how to make the most out of practice sessions"
"I liked the style of teaching. Very relaxed and focussed on what works best for the learner, instead of forcing a particular style upon the poor soul. The programme is well thought out; it is easy to comprehend and keep pace with the material."