Nathan's Notes


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Violin Tuition

We now offer tuition in violin. If you would like more information please contact us.

£40 per hour

£30 per 45 mins

£20 per 30 mins


A full fee cancellation charge is applicable for cancellations of 24 hours or less.


If you do not live within the Oxford area, I would be happy to provide you with an hourly rate- depending upon your location.

About the Violin

The violin is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest and highest-pitched member of the family of string instruments.


The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, regardless of the type of music played on it. The word violin comes from the Medieval Latin word vitula (meaning stringed instrument), this word is also believed to be the source of the Germanic 'fiddle'.


The violin (while it has ancient origins), acquired most of its modern characteristics in 16th-century Italy. However, there were some further modifications occurring in the 18th and 19th centuries.


The following instruments made by the: Gasparo da Salò, Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati families from the 16th to the 18th century in Brescia and Cremona, Jacob Stainer in Austria, are particularly prized by violinists and collectors.