Jacqui Miles is a professional violinist, a first violin at English National Opera, and a highly qualified, experienced violin and piano teacher based in Oxford oxfordviolinschool.co.uk. (Please note: Jacqui is no longer teaching in Caterham) If you are looking for a dynamic and motivating teacher for yourself or your child, please browse this site to learn more of Jacqui’s background and teaching methods.
Does your child want to learn to play violin or piano? Is it something you always wanted to do and never had the opportunity as a child? Did you learn but always wished you’d carried on?
There are many advantages to learning a musical instrument, not only for pure enjoyment but research shows that motor skills and brain development can be enhanced. Many schools look for ability specifically in this area and regardless of major fields of study, universities favour students with several “strings to their bow”. Private tuition allows parents to attend lessons and follow every step of their child’s progress and maintain close communication with the teacher. This is essential for good advancement.
Adults too can benefit from all the advantages of instrumental tuition and additionally in maintaining flexibility in the hands and fingers and keeping an active brain!
How Playing an Instrument Benefits the Brain
Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument at Any Age
How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain