ViolinSchool London | Lessons & Coaching
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Lessons & Coaching

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High quality violin tuition with experienced, award-winning tutors Simon Hewitt Jones and David Worswick, for all ages and experience levels.

  • Lessons for Children
  • Chamber Music Coaching
  • Graduate & Professional Coaching

I’m a Beginner. What’s the first step?

Come to our studio at 15 Palace Street. Simon or David will take you through the fundamental topics, and help you get setup. You’ll leave having a clear idea of how to get started with your violin practice.

You may also wish to consider our popular Beginner Violin Class. It’s just the same as an introductory lesson, but lasts for 3 hours and is taught in a group setting. Click here for details!

Do I need a Violin?

No, we have violins in the studio that you can use for your first lesson. If you don’t yet have an instrument, we can advise you on all the options. You don’t need to be able to read music either — we can teach you that as you begin to learn the violin.

Teaching Philosophy

We are a London-based violin tuition studio with a high-quality, creative, and accessible approach. We share years of teaching and performing experience, and are constantly developing our practice.

We work collaboratively to bring our shared experience to bear on the guidance we offer, and work together to create solutions for our learners.

As active professional performers who are also expert teachers, we have cutting-edge, up to date expertise from the real world of music making, and we always adapt our teaching to suit each individual learner.

We are friendly, creative, and have the ability to inspire a wide range of students… at all ages and levels of experience!

A Friendly, Creative Approach

We believe passionately that great music making (and violin playing!) comes from an ability to be creative. Our approach is the opposite of the ‘dogmatic violin guru’ (!) — we believe there is no ‘one true way’ of learning the violin. Instead, we guide our learners using fundamental principles, and encourage each learner to develop their own creative approach to realising their individual goals and ideals.

We believe that violin playing should be a joy. It is a great privilege to have access to such a beautiful musical instrument, and at its best, music making is an empowering, deeply human activity. We strive to make the journey of learning as fun and enjoyable as possible, to keep you motivated and focused on the challenges ahead.

Take a peek into our creative studio located in Westminster.

We started writing on the wall of our studio to help explain the concepts that come up most frequently in our lessons. Here’s a sneak peek into some of our ideas…!

Meet the Team

Simon and David have worked together since studying at the Royal Academy of Music, where they met in 2001.

They performed together for several years as the ‘Virtuoso Violin’ duo, a touring show which appeared at many of the UK’s major venues and festivals, and performed extensively for Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now organisation.

Since 2013, they have taught together in partnership, and are the driving force behind, the leading provider of eLearning programs for the violin.

For Teachers & Professionals

Simon Hewitt Jones

Simon is a renowned violin soloist, orchestral concertmaster and chamber music performer. He was a researcher at the Royal Academy of Music, and is the founder of ViolinSchool online learning.

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David Worswick

David is a violin soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, and was a long-time member of the London Symphony Orchestra as a 1st violinist. He is also a composer and arranger, pianist, and writer, and creates sheet music and learning materials for

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Setareh Mood (Administrator)

Setareh is your first point of contact and possibly the friendliest person you will ever meet! She is in charge of our scheduling, and is available throughout the week to provide whatever support and assistance our learners need.

She began the violin at the age of 25 in Italy, and now learns with Simon and David and helps coordinate research at ViolinSchool. In addition to her work as administrator for the studio, Setareh is Head of Learner Support at

All Ages & Levels Welcome!

Our current lesson rate is £49/hr. Regular students are also encouraged to become members of ViolinSchool (USD $19/month).

Introductory Lesson

We now offer an introductory lesson for all new learners who are interested in taking regular tuition with us at our studio in Victoria.

Use the form below to book your introductory lesson – we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to confirm available dates and times for your first lesson.

We look forward to meeting you!

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