Lilo Blyton Fiddlecat OConnor Method

Cello, Viola, Violin Music Teacher and Accompanist


A violinist since I was 14 and with over 40 years experience as a performer.I play many genres as a fiddle player and have worked professionally in the field of fiddle music. I teach through classical methods with a view to giving the student the skills they need to play whichever style they may wish to in the future. In July 2015 I gained accreditation in The O'Connor Method-A New American School of String Playing.This involved 15 hours teacher training at fundamental level (I&II)and travelling to America to complete this course at O'Connor Camp Maine. In July 2016 I shall return to complete intermediate(III&IV) and advanced level(V). The course is by violinist virtuoso Mark O'Connor . Editor and teacher trainer Ms.Pam Wiley has had 40 years in pedagogy and performance. Currently Books I,II,III,IV are available,with Book V pending completion. Mark intends to write up to Book 10,which will include his Caprices. Orchestra books also go with these -Book I Violin 1&2,viola and cello/Book II Violin 1&2,Viola,Cello and Bass I intend to teach this wonderful method in conjuction with AMEB. Mark's tunes are currently used in the manual syllabus AMEB Grades 5-8. I intend to promote The O'Connor Method in Australia now,as I am the first Australian to be accredited,along with an American girl in Melbourne and a NZ girl in Queensland. These are early days , 5 years up and running and what I love about the method is the teaching through different genres,with classical,bluegrass,old timey,blues,Latin,rock,ragtime,jazz,celtic-from America,Canada and Mexico.It's a wholistic approach to music,learning with a ..." gradual development technique in left hand and bowing skills and ear training as revealed through the study of beautiful music that encourages a love of music making in a slow,steady and natural way ...: (MO'C) All ages and level entry can use this method.Listening,performance and learning melody,harmony,chordal structure,improvisation and group playing is encouraged from the start.It gives the student a structure that enables being able to choose a style to specialise in if so desired in the future. We are working to have,in awhile,Mark and Maggie O'Connor to come to Australia to perform and run a camp along with Pam Wiley. Contact me for any further info or to book a complimentary first lesson.

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Lilo Blyton


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22/8 Phillip St
NSW 2016



Regions Serviced

Sydney, Sydney East, Sydney Inner West, Sydney North, Sydney South

Sydney metropolitan, Surry Hills, North Strathfield

Teacher's Home, Teacher's Studio


Cello, Viola, Violin

Styles and Specialities

Bluegrass, Classical, Country, Folk, Irish, Traditional

AMEB Exams, Ensemble work, Performances


Lesson Format and School Activities

One-on-One Lessons, Group Lessons

School Instrumental Teaching

Qualifications and Experience

Accredited in The O'Connor Method-A New American School of String Playing>Experience in performance and peripatetic teaching in schools and private tuition.AMEB Grades achieved.


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