Music Lessons

Tony Urbainczyk - violinist

 

I am a professional violinist, baroque violinist and viola player. I have been teaching the violin and viola from beginners to advanced pupils for over 40 years, mainly in schools, and am now branching out again!


I am offering tuition in Violin, Viola, Theory, Aural Training, Harmony & Counterpoint and Composition at our home in Eardisley, Herefordshire. Over the pandemic, I have also been offering online lessons, (but not to absolute beginners!)


My C.V. includes:

B.A.(Hons) in Music from Durham University,

Certificate of Advanced Studies from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,

where I was awarded the Ernest Warshaw prize for Violin Playing,

Violinist-in-Residence at Oundle School,

Head of Strings and Head of Academic Music at Malvern College,

Head of Strings and Assistant Director of Music at Sherborne Girls.


In the last ten or so years, I have performed concertos by Vivaldi (Four Seasons and D minor Concerto, RV 237),  Bach (A minor and D minor - reconstructed from BWV 1052), Albinoni (A major Concerto), J. Haydn (G major and C major Concertos) and Michael Haydn.


My instrumental tuition embraces a wide range of influences: despite my deeply-grounded traditional background, I explore the earliest teaching styles of Geminiani and Tartini, I am interested in developing techniques for the 21st century, I follow my love of folk music and encourage improvisation through carefully thought-out steps and exercises.


As well as teaching the violin, I am an experienced pianist, accompanist and harpsichordist and I have taught all aspects of GCSE, A level and I.B. music.


Do contact me with any questions or to discuss details: contact details are on the Ordering page of this website.