Location: Salisbury area and beyond.
Associate Provider
Associate Provider
(First Access)
Provides:
Strings
Musical Director / Conductor
For:
Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced
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• DBS checks
• Public Liability Insurance
• Child Protection awareness training and to be able to refer to guidance on how this relates to their work

We check these when an Associate is interviewed. Associates are then required to confirm that these have been refreshed or renewed at appropriate points. We do not however, request to see the refreshed or renewed documentation.

We also require Associates to provide at least two referees to whom they can direct their clients if required. We do not automatically take up references and therefore do not hold stock references for our Associates.

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You can email Richard Parsons at richardparsonsviolinviola@gmail.com or use the options below.

Email Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons

About

I am a violin/viola teacher with more than 25 years of experience teaching pupils from beginner to diploma standard.

As a qualified teacher and performer (degree/ PGCE/ orchestral diploma/M.Ed) my teaching was consistently graded as ‘outstanding’ in performance management observations whilst working for the Wiltshire Music Service. I have experience of and am able to teach individual , small group and first access lessons.

I work with ensembles from beginner to youth orchestra standard both in Wiltshire and beyond.


What I / we help young people achieve

Recognised for the enthusiasm, energy and humour in my work I teach in both primary and secondary phase.

I use a range of material and teaching strategies that engage and motivate pupils.

I have a very pupil centred approach to my work. For example I have had pupils that have reached diploma level during their time at school and pupils who have simply enjoyed making music with no interest in taking grades.

The emphasis is on enjoyment in music making and exploring the potential in all!


Opportunities for children & young people

  • To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
  • To play, perform music with others

Also Works With

Salisbury Area Music Co-operative


Times

  • Term Time
  • After School
  • School Holidays

Taught Instruments

  • Strings
  • Musical Director / Conductor

Ages Taught

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16+

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Instrument grades