Type of Lessons:

Online Only

Preferred Student Level:

Intermediate to Advanced (To be assessed)

Get to know Kristel

Looking to improve your violin playing and feel as though you are progressing with your online lessons?

My name is Kristel Birkholtz and I have been teaching violin to private and school students since 2000. As a violin performer and teacher I never tire of the violin’s ability to reach peoples emotions and tug on the heart strings. 

I have a MMUS degree from Wits University and 20 years performance and teaching experience as a violinist. 

I teach from a classical background so as to instill a good foundation and technical ability, but I do like to add in fun contemporary, popular pieces for motivation and even some music improvisational elements into my teaching plan.

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My School Music Teaching history includes: Grayston Preparatory (2001-2007) St Davids Marist Bros (2001-2003) Kingsmead College (2002-2004) I currently teach private students. I have run a violin exam educational channel on YouTube that gets a lot of positive feedback . Please see a sample here:

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