Just wondering if anyone knows of a violin tutor in the Forest area? Have suddenly found myself funding the whole cost of the school perapatetic teacher and at over Â£30 p/h
am looking for an alternative.
Worth talking to the County Music Service at Colwell Arts Centre, Derby Road, Gloucester. GL1 4AD T: (01452) 330300/330292 F: (01452) 541303
They may be able to give you some names. It might also be worth talking to Malcolm Pollock, head of the service.
As I understand it, the funding of lessons in school is down to that individual school, rather than the teacher. For instance, each school is given a certain amount of money towards music - the county would like every child to have at least one terms music lessons for free. But DD's school decided to use the money to buy some buckets (inverted and used as drums), and other instruments for classroom teaching.
Likewise, it can be possible if your child is very good at the instrument, to het fast-tracked, where they get a private lesson for the price of a shared one. Some instrumental lessons can be free of charge, but mainly things such as classical percussion, bassoon, double bass, and the lessons normally take place at a county music centre. I note that Five Valleys Music Centre in Stroud currently has vacancy for bassoon lessons on Saturday mornings.