Violin Teachers

Fiddle away your favourite tunes!

We can teach you to play Twinkle Twinkle or Let it Go, as well as Bach and Wieniawski!

The violin is one of the easiest instruments to transport and a pathway into being part of Penrith Strings or the Penrith Youth Orchestra. The highest stringed instrument in the orchestra, learn to create beautiful music and identify the different bowing techniques, pizzicato and fingering.

The viola is quite similar to the violin in its shape and the way it’s held, but much lower in pitch. If you prefer lower pitches to high sounds, this is the instrument for you! Good viola players are always in high demand, and opens up many opportunities for chamber music and orchestral performances.

No matter the style or level, we have a teacher to bring out the best in you!

Not sure if your child will continue? Hire a violin from us!

Ethan Powell

Ethan Powell

Ethan started learning violin at the age of 6 in Berlin, Germany. His musical experience includes performances in the Sydney Youth Orchestra and the Penrith Symphony Orchestra, multiple recording projects, solo performances, involvement in chamber ensembles and a rock band, and an ongoing education in Violin Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Always striving to achieve his best, Ethan also seeks to inspire a love of music to bring out the best in others.

  • Violin Tutor
Clare Richards

Clare Richards

Clare began her own musical education on the violin at The Joan in 1996 with teacher Natalie Forbes. As well as one on one tuition in both voice and violin, Clare works as the vocal director with the voices of Inspire Choir and River Valley Singers, and has been assisting in the re-development of choir, and vocal study at Penrith Selective High School.

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  • B Mus (Sydney Conservatorium)
Rotraud Schneider

Rotraud Schneider

Rotraud is a well established performer and teacher having taught at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre since 1991. Previously she was a lecturer at the Wollongong Conservatorium University from 1982 – 1991.

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  • Teacher & Performer Diploma, (Staatl. Musikhochschule Munich, Germany). Soloist Diploma (Lucerne Conservatoire, Switzerland)
Erin Jee

Erin Jee

Erin is currently studying a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance (Violin) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, under the tutelage of Associate Prof. Goetz Richter. As an orchestral musician she has been involved in AYO Young Symphonists and SYO in both orchestral and chamber programs, and took part in numerous workshops where she had the opportunity to learn from renowned musicians such as Carl Pini, Toby Thatcher and Aiko Goto. As a teacher, Erin aspires to show her love for music to others and grow in a shared musical journey.

  • Violin Tutor
Layla Marinos

Layla Marinos

With over 7 years of teaching experience, Layla has taught music to students of all ages and skill levels at various music institutes/schools, including Penrith Christian School, where she has supported students through their HSC exams. She has also contributed to orchestras like Macquarie Towns Orchestra, serving as Concert Master for the Training Orchestra. Layla has received scholarships in both violin and singing. She aims to foster a supportive and enriching learning environment for her students, striving to instill a love for music while nurturing each individual's talents and capabilities.

  • AMEB Grade 8