Eleanor has a music degree from the University of York, a Primary PGCE from the University of Cambridge and has been working in music education for 25 years. She has experience in working with children with dyslexia, ASD and SEMH needs. She loves orchestral playing, leading the Leamington Chamber Orchestra, and her other great passion is chamber music.
Eleanor has also been an experienced, friendly and popular primary classroom teacher. She has been the music lead in several schools, directing beginner string orchestras, recorder and ocarina groups, and playing the piano for assemblies, church services and musical productions.
Eleanor believes that learning the violin should be great fun, encouraging the pupil’s particular strengths and supporting them with their areas to develop. She is a great believer in growth mindset, with experience in Drawing and Talking Therapy, and enjoys building a good working relationship with children and their parents. Although she teaches the violin traditionally, she was a Suzuki violin parent herself so is familiar with that method too. She is reliable, efficient, resourceful and versatile and even the most shy violinists have flourished under her care. She is very happy to accompany pupils for music exams and to incorporate aural test practice too.