I have the possibility of moving away from living with my parents to a town/city miles away, which I am excited about. However it will be a place where I will need to start from scratch. Does anyone have any suggestions for finding teachers and/or finding music making oppurtunities?
I still intend on conservatoire in the coming years, but I decided I want to spend the time doing a job I actually enjoy (which I don't at the moment) hence the move.
Thanks in advance
Moving, what an exciting prospect! Good luck with that Jake.
Ask around at your new job.
None of my potential new jobs are anything to do with music though
Paul does have a point, you never know! There could be someone who knows of someone who teaches violin or viola.
If your playing opportunities include orchestras, check with the nearest university and for community orchestras. Levels and ambitions will vary a lot, but if you ask around you might get some good insight. People connected with those groups might either teach themselves or be able to make suggestions.
"None of my potential new jobs are anything to do with music though."
Right okay. Thats a good suggestion. Cheers
Maybe you should mention where you're moving to, in case someone here actually lives there! That would be helpful, no?
Well the potential one currently is Bristol, UK
Check into the Suzuki Association for your country -- you may find some Suzuki teachers who also teach way beyond the Suzuki repertoire.
Check with a local community college and with a local music store.
Bristol has plenty of music.
Jake, Bristol has a good deal of music, I also know of a viola teacher there. I’m based just over the river in Newport (I don’t teach viola). If you’re willing to travel, Cardiff has some fantastic teachers.
Thats an option but only after passing driving test
The train connections between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Templemeads stations to Newport and Cardiff are fantastic.
Yeah I get that. Its just budget
Bristol was always one of my favorite cities - and it seems to have a great social conscience still. Best of luck with the move! Can't help with the music scene - but a google search shows at least 5 violin shops/luthiers. That's where I would start chat with the sales people to get recommendations. They are also likely to know recent conservatory graduates that may be a cheaper, and yet effective, teacher alternative.
The violin shops are amazing places to visit. Edward Gaut (maker and restorer) is also a fantastic chap.
https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/area/bristol/violin/teachers might be worth looking at.
Well I didn't get the job in Bristol. Waiting on 3 more now...
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