Azhaar is a violinist, singer and composer and is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music where she recieved her BA. She has performed and taught in the U.K. and worldwide. As well as classical she specializes in jazz and world music. She has coached youth orchestras, conducted chamber groups, coached jazz groups, pop music groups and led workshops in both violin and voice. Azhaar also gives private tuition.
As a composer she has released CDs of her own compositions worldwide and arranges music for teaching and performance.
Azhaar became invlolved in the Sistema Method of teaching, that is popularized by the Simon Bolivar Orchestra.
Her teaching has also included work at the City of Bath College, The Jazz Factory Bradford on Avon, Stagecoach, Larkhall community Hall workshops.
Her broad musical experience reflects in her teaching and is able to offer her pupils many different musical styles and cultures alongside classical.
What I / we help young people achieve
I believe we all deserve the chance to experience the gift of music in whatever capacity. Music can build communities, enrich our lives, cross barriers of race and culture and even heal us!
And learning an instrument is a great way to develop many skills including memory, imagination and teamwork.
I like to include singing and rhythm in all aspects of teaching because that is our fundamental way of understanding music before transferring it to our chosen instrument/s.
Everyone has different tastes in the music and the instruments we are drawn to.. I try as much as possible to motivate my students with what they naturally enjoy to play while broadening their horizons, so that the importance of practice becomes a labour of love.
I also like to encourage musical appreciation (listening) and performance opportunities for my pupils.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To learn to sing
- To create / write music and / or lyrics
- To develop recording /production skills
- To play, perform music with others
- To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
- To work with and support other young musicians
Also Works With
I have coached singing at the Jazz Factory Bradford on Avon, Stagecoach
- Term Time
- After School
- School Holidays
Working with special needs
No but I am very open to working with special needs people and music therapy
- Guitar & Bass
- Drums / percussion
- Singing / Voice
- Piano / Keyboard
- Music Theory
- Musical Director / Conductor
- Songwriting / Composition
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
Musical Clusters Covered
- B-on-A / Corsham
- Calne & Melksham
- Trowbridge (CSL)
- Marlborough & Pewsey
- Mere & Tisbury
The Arts Council of England, Jazz Services,
My Training & Development
I will be attend events, talks and workshops to further my skills and knowledge. I will also be networking with colleagues for advice as to the changes that may have occured since I have been away and exchanging ideas about teaching methods