Eleanor uses 'a wide-visioned teaching method' * to teach individual violin lessons to children and adults in London, from beginner to advanced level. She also teaches for the charity 'London Music Masters' in Jubilee School, Brixton. 

With over fifteen years teaching experience Eleanor has an encouraging, positive and patient approach and tailors the lessons to each pupil's learning style.

She uses Kodaly principles for teaching musicianship and incorporates singing and games into the lessons. At more advanced levels Eleanor specialises in teaching Baroque repertoire.

'Thank you very much for your lessons. I really appreciate your many kindnesses to me and teaching me with a lot of patience. I've learnt so much from you, not only how to play violin, but also how to live with music; I feel now that playing violin is equal to finding enjoyment for myself and for other people.'  

Kyoko, pupil from Japan

Photography: Dougal Waters

Year 2 violinists from Jubilee Primary School performing
at the Southbank Centre for LMM's 10th Anniversary
  • Qualifications:

  • LRAM Teaching Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music

  • ABRSM Teaching Music Effectively certificate

  • Enhanced CRB check

  • Post Graduate Diploma (Distinction) The Royal Academy of Music

  • BMus Hons (Violin) The Royal College of Music

  • Teaching assistant at the Junior Academy (Royal Academy of Music) and for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


  • Services:

  • Lessons from beginner to advanced

  • Exam preparation including aural & sight-reading

  • Extra coaching and supervised practice

  • Beginner theory and musicianship skills

  • Baroque violin lessons

  • Historical performance awareness & style


  • Teaching Tips include: 

  • Understanding semi tones and tones and how to create a map on the violin fingerboard similar to the piano keyboard

  • Shifting technique

  • Writing music by hand

  • Fee: 

  • £35 per hour

Please email baroquelly@yahoo.co.uk to arrange a lesson or to ask any questions!

* Diana Cummings, LRAM