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Violin With Helen - A Special Teaching Event

Sunday, May 26 & Monday, MaY 27, 2019 at The Drew Robertson Music Studio

with Guest Teaching Artist Helen Hines

Event Details

Monday, May 27

Helen will be teaching institute-style lessons at the studio. Institute-style lessons are part private lesson, part masterclass. Each student will receive an individual lesson with Ms. Helen and have the opportunity to observe and encourage the two other students in their lesson group. There are only 12 openings for these lessons, so please register quickly!

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Book 1a Lessons

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Book 1a/1b Lessons

  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Book 1/2+ Lessons

  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Book 2+ Lessons

To help cover costs, registration for individual lessons is $35 per student.

Sunday, May, 26

Helen will lead three exciting group classes at the studio.

  • 3:00-3:30 PM - Book 1a Group Class

  • 3:30-4:15 PM - Book 1b Group Class

  • 5:30-6:15 PM - Book 2 Group Class

To help cover the costs, registration for these group classes is $10 per student.

At 4:30 PM Helen will be presenting a parent talk on effective listening and home practice strategies. The parent talk is free of charge.

About Helen Hines

Helen Hines is a Suzuki education specialist, and the Director of the 'Violin with Helen' studio. The 'Violin with Helen' studio is based in North Reading, Berkshire, U.K., and provides students with an exceptional music education through a vision of excellence. Teaching is based around the Suzuki philosophy, and students are encouraged to reach their potential in a warm and nurturing environment.  Mrs Hines has received world-wide Suzuki training from renowned pedagogues, including Nancy Lokken, Ed Kreitman, Kerstin Wartberg, Alice Joy Lewis, Helen Brunner and Cathy Lee. She also holds an MA in Instrumental Teaching (Distinction) from the University of Reading, and violin teaching diplomas from Trinity College London (ATCL Distinction) and the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (DipABRSM).

Students of Mrs Hines are members of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, and regional youth orchestras across the country. A high number also hold prestigious music scholarships, regularly place highly in regional and national competitions, and achieve some of the highest ABRSM and Trinity music exams results in the U.K.

Mrs Hines regularly teaches at workshops worldwide, and has a number of published articles on violin pedagogy. She is also the Director of the performance group Appassionato who are in high demand. The group regularly performs in public and has recently performed for a number of high profile events, including private performances for well-known celebrities and artists from the film, television and music industries, as well as festivals, competitions and charity performances.

More information on Mrs Hines, her teaching, and her students, can be found
on her website: