About Darren Black - Violin & Guitar Tuition
I have played the violin for over 30 years, and trained under Gerhardt Dreschler and Ralph Shaw in the North West where I grew up. I played in orchestras and ensembles whilst at school and university, plus the Chester Philharmonic Orchestra. I currently teach classical and folk violin to a wide and varied range of students, from five years old to retired, and maintain a full pass rate for my students in the graded ABRSM exams, with a high percentage of distinctions.
Lessons are available for students of all ages (5 years upwards) and abilities, tailored to suit each individual's requirements, whether it be working through exams or purely for enjoyment.
As a guitarist, singer and composer, I also teach beginner guitar. This is in a more informal manner to those seeking to play mainly for enjoyment (although I do put students through the lower ABRSM grades where required).
I am a member of the Musicians’ Union, through which I have public liability insurance. References and testimonials can be available.
I live in Twyford, just outside Winchester with my partner Avril. Please visit my website for further information.