The violin is possibly the most popular instrument in the string family and often has the melody in an orchestra as its high, singing register can soar over the top of the other instruments.

It’s possible to learn the violin from age 4+ and if your little one has their heart set on learning the violin, then we try not to stop them! Children who have attended our Pre-School music program, Maestro Possums, often have a rhythmic, dexterous and musical advantage. So if your child hasn’t attended pre-school music classes, and you find that jumping straight into learning the violin feels sudden or too early, then we recommend a year or two of our YOUNG PIANO AND MUSICIANSHIP program for age 4-6 first.  

Sally Maer, is an accomplished cellist and with all her experience in assisting and teaching the violin and directing string ensembles, Sally can take introduce your child to the violin and take them to an intermediate level.

 Drawing on materials from a number of different methodologies, Sally Maer’s string teaching makes her one of the most sought after string teachers in Australia.

During her time studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London as an undergraduate where she won an honours degree, she also completed a diploma in teaching. Using a mixture of Nelson, Suzuki and Kodaly materials to develop all aspects of learning music – reading, hearing and playing techniques, Sally’s string method is not written or taught anywhere else in the country. It is a culmination of her training both as a child learning from Wendy Max and Sheila Nelson, the two most revered string teachers for children in the UK, as well as her coaching as a young adult student from Wendy Max (cello) and Cecily Mendelssohn (violin) during her time studying the Art of Teaching at the Royal Academy.  

Sally has now gained over 20 years of experience of string teaching in both in London and across Australia.

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