Gillian Townsend (Hayward)

  • Prices: £21 per half hour / £31.50 per three-quarters of hour
  • Location: TN18 4JT
  • Instrument(s) Taught: Violin, Viola, Piano, Singing
  • Ages: 5+
  • Genres Covered: Classical, Folk
  • Contact: [email protected]

Teacher's Biography:

Gillian Townsend is a highly qualified musician with over thirty years experience teaching children of all ages and performing as a professional viola player. Born in Sunderland, she studied music in Newcastle and then at The National Centre for Orchestral Studies.

Gillian incorporates a range of teaching resources from Kodaly and Suzuki along with contemporary teaching methods, with the main aim of providing a happy, fun and encouraging lesson for every child.

"The language of music is a means of self-expression and a profound channel of communication".

Music Qualifications / Achievements:

  • LTCL (Teaching diploma, upper strings)
  • ALCM (Performers diploma, pianoforte)
  • Dip Mus (Viola performance, Newcastle)
  • First Concert Certificate (Trinity Laban, Singing performance)
  • Post Grad Dip NCOS (viola)


"Thank you for playing at our wedding, we really loved it and it was exactly what we had in mind" - James & Marius, December 2016

"I just wanted to say thank you for your kind words about Rachel's singing yesterday. I know you won't take any of the credit, but you should! You have been a massive and very positive influence on Rachel and I know she really does look up to you. Your teaching and guidance have given Rachel the confidence to stand in front of everyone and sing like she did yesterday. Moments like yesterday are very special, so Thank You! You are a very special person and I am so glad Rachel is learning from and being guided by you with her music." - Andy, January 2014

"Thank you for all your hard work in contributing to the Saturday morning school of performing arts over the past few years. The children have been fortunate to benefit from your expert singing and kinder music tuition and we will all miss you." - Performing Arts School, January 2014


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Has Been Teaching Music For

5 Years+


TN18 4JT

Youngest Student Age Taught


DBS Certification

Enhanced DBS

Public Liability Insurance


Genres Covered

Classical, Folk

Teacher's Location

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3 reviews for Gillian Townsend (Hayward)


I have been thrilled with Tabitha’s progress with the instrument (piano) as a result of the superb teaching that she has received.


Thank you for teaching Philippa violin for the past five years. She isn’t the easiest child to get to stick at something so you have done really well to get her this far and still be enjoying playing. It is lovely to see her playing the violin at school as well.


Thank you for all the many years you have been my singing teacher! I will miss you greatly! It will not be the Same! Thank you xx

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