Our Teaching Programmes
Our Teaching Programmes are developed by Founder and Principal of Belcanto Violins, Vivienne who has more than 20 years of experience in nurturing and teaching students the violin to their best of their talents and abilities. Her approach is based on refining the student’s technical abilities. Working together with both the student and their parents to achieve learning objectives is key; in particular admissions for DSA and examination grading.
Our fees demonstrate value for money; we use less lessons and less time because our method sets out clear objectives and learning targets for all our students. In response, there is less frustration and an enjoyable learning process to capture the joy of music learning and sharing this joy with others.
Working together with our students and their guardians; we prepare our students for their educational journey whether it is for the Direct School Admission (DSA), Examination Grading or for Performances and competitions. We believe in delivering relevant outcomes to build each student’s CV. We have successfully delivered on these requirements. Our students are kept motivated with bi-annual concerts and recordings even amid the Covid-19 Pandemic.
We want all our students to have recording and stage experience and performance opportunities. We encourage and prepare our students for competitions domestic and internationally. We arrange for international learning opportunities and masterclasses. We develop these skill sets throughout the student’s learning cycle with us by inviting students who have ended their learning journey with us to come back to perform in various opportunities that we have.
“I begin with the Suzuki method but at Belcanto Violins we have our own teaching programme that is catered to each unique individual. Click here for more information about lesson materials and method content I use.”Vivienne Eio, Founder & Principal of Belcanto Violins Music Studio
Average Learning Timelines
Please note that true learning outcomes are based on each individual student’s needs. This is unique to each student’s background & expected learning goals for eg, DSA, competition, examinations. Vivienne’s ultimate goal is for every student to build a CV for themselves through these examinations, competitions and performances. The table illustrates what an average student can expect learning timelines are based on the ABRSM syllabus. Note that some students can be faster or slower depending on their commitment to practice and aptitude to the instrument.
|Age (for example starting at age 3+*)||Duration of training in months||Grade (if based on ABRSM syllabus)|
|5 years old||18||Grade 3-4|
|6+ years old||12||Grade 5-6|
|7-8 years old||12-18||Grade 7-8|
|Total Learning Time:||Approx 4 Years||to achieve Grade 8|