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Violin Lessons Glasgow

Hi everyone! My name is Rachael & I am a professional violin teacher based in Glasgow offering high quality tuition for all learners.

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Rachael Smart - Professional Violin Teacher

Violin Lessons Glasgow Teacher - Rachael Smart
My Mission
Enjoy Learning

I think that many people get put off taking music lessons because taking a boring theory only based approach doesn't appeal. I like to make sure you learn the styles and music that you love in an enjoyable and exciting way.

I am extremely adaptable to all of my student's styles and the most important thing is that they enjoy lessons and playing.


Lyndhurst Gardens, Glasgow, G20 6QX

Violin Teacher

Rachael Smart
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My Lessons
Learn The Way You Want To Learn

My lessons are built around my students own musical tastes. I think that to be able to learn any kind of instrument it is important to enjoy what you learn. I will make sure our lessons together are as enjoyable as possible whist maintaining a high level of understanding of what you are learning.

It's your choice as to how often you take lessons. I would recommend once a week for the best results but this has to be combined with plenty of home practice.

£18 per 1/2 hour
£35 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

As part of the mgrmusic.com network we work with:

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome students of all abilities to come and learn how to play violin with me. I have experience in both teaching beginners and more advanced players & I will use this to make sure you get the most out of your lessons.

Lesson Focus

Beginner Students Welcome

I have plenty of experience in teaching beginner students.

My Experience as a Teacher

I am an experienced player and teacher who will use this experience to make sure you have the best possible tuition on your journey to improving your playing.

I am currently in my 5th year of teaching Violin and Viola for Glasgow City Council. In 2018 I was given the post of String Development Officer for Glasgow City Council. I have been teaching privately for a total of 7 years with ages ranging from 6-60.

If you are interested in taking ABRSM Exams, I have a great record of success from my pupils over the years. Many of my students have past their exams & with my guidance I am sure you can also achieve the same levels of excellence.

Lessons Focus

Know Your Theory

Gain an understanding of music theory to match your playing.

More About My Experience

During my early years of secondary school, I gained Grade 8 in both Violin and Piano. I then went on to study at the Junior Conservatoire and Douglas Academy School of Music. Leading on from this I graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a BMus (Hons) Degree in 2015. These are all things that I feel I can use to help improve your performance and playing style.

I was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland for many years allowing me to visit and perform in some amazing places such as China, Vienna, Holland, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides. I am the Leader and Orchestral Manager of Glasgow Sinfonia as well as playing in a String Quartet 'Simple Strings' and a Guitar/Violin Duo 'Buchana Duo'.

Being an experienced performer will help me make sure our lessons together are always of a high standard as well as helping you take big steps towards gaining confidence in your playing.

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High Quality Tuition

I like to make sure my lessons are always of a high standard for all of my students.

Music Shops in Glasgow

We are lucky to have a great range of music shops and live venues & a wide range of live music available in Glasgow for everyone. Here are some that I would recommend.

Glasgow Violin Shop, is probably the best option if you are looking for a shop that specialises in violins and sheet music. The store is located on 7-11 Blackie St, Glasgow G3 8TN & has some great staff who will help you find the correct instrument.

Biggars, Located at Unit 9 Upper Mall Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow G1 2FF is an all round music store but is known for having a great range of sheet music and accessories.

Kennys Music, Is the go to place in Glasgow if you are looking for guitars, Pianos, Basses and stringed instruments. You can find the store on 61-63 Jamaica St, Glasgow G1 4NN.

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I can help you to

I can help you improve your playing using my experience as a player and performer. Together we will learn a wide range of techniques as well as learning to enjoy practice and playing in your own time. If you have any questions, please send me an email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are currently charged at £18 per half hour & £35 per hour for all of my students.

I take most of my lessons from my home studio in the G20 6QX area of Glasgow. I also offer online lessons & can visit you at your home if you would prefer.

I teach a wide range of ages. I have experience in teaching both children and adults & welcome everyone to learn with me.

You don't have to but for the best results I would recommend a lesson per week combined with plenty of home practice.

Any Lesson missed by the Student shall be paid unless otherwise agreed with the Teacher. If you need to cancel a lesson please let the Teacher know ASAP and at the latest by 8am on the morning of the day the lesson is arranged for. If the Teacher is unavailable to give any scheduled Lesson, the Lesson will be carried forward to another date. If this is not possible, any fee already paid will be refunded or used to pay for a future lesson. Sufficient notice must be given if you are wanting to cancel lessons.

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Violin Lessons Glasgow Music Studio Address


Lyndhurst Gardens, Glasgow, G20 6QX
Teaching Space
My home teaching space is a comfortable place where you will feel at home whilst learning. Feeling comfortable whilst learning is key to improving any instrument. My full address will be provided upon booking your first lesson.

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Violin Teacher

Rachael Smart
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