Elisabeth Holman

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Elisabeth Holman


Freelance violinist and violin tutor


About Elisabeth Holman

A graduate of the East Sussex Academy of Music, while undertaking private violin lessons with Perry Hart (Guildhall School of Music), Elisabeth went on to study Music at University, where she won a Scholarship to study with John Fischer (RPO).

A member of the European String Teachers Association and the Musicians' Union, Elisabeth also attends ABRSM teaching Conferences in London regularly. Elisabeth runs a successful music teaching business in Truro, Cornwall, primarily teaching the violin up to and including Diploma level. 

Until recently she has been teaching violin in schools in the Tavistock area, including Mount Kelly, a prestigious private school. Elisabeth is now a member on the panel of the East Sussex Music Services

In addition to teaching the violin Elisabeth also tutors students preparing for Theory of Music exams. Grades 1-8 ABRSM. It is something that she feels is a vitally important part of learning a musical instrument and essential in order to access the higher grades. 

 Elisabeth has performed as a soloist in Recitals across the UK and abroad. Last year venues included Truro cathedral, Tavistock Music Festival, St Peter's Bournemouth and the Exmouth Lunchtime Series. 

Elisabeth has successfully achieved the Fellowship in performance through the National College of Music in London (November 2019) and received some extremely complimentary comments by the examiner.

She plays a fine French violin, a Miremont from 1870.

 "Having come back to the violin after nearly sixty years, Elisabeth Holman has taken me from retracing my earliest, mostly lost, musical steps through to achieving passes in ABRSM exams, including a merit and a distinction in Grades 4, and 5 so far. It has been a wonderful four year journey for me and one on which I am still embarked. With patience, understanding and encouragement every step of the way, Elisabeth has not only taught me, but has also enabled me to give expression to the music and emotions that have for so long been buried within me. She is a wonderful teacher, with the ability to communicate on different levels - and she makes every lesson a real pleasure, in total comfort, with nothing to fear. Whether for a child or a more mature student, Elisabeth's teaching technique makes learning to play the violin a realistic possibility. Lastly, I cannot finish without paying tribute to her own beautiful mastery of the instrument, which just demonstrates that she has the credibility, ability and confidence to pass on her knowledge and experience."  - Anthony Mosley  (student)