Margaret Butcher Highly Strings Violin and Viola Thornbury

Music Teacher
Viola, Violin


Congratulations on investigating music lessons! Music is a beautiful enrichment to life. I offer individualised violin and viola lessons to students with a range of ages and skills. I tailor each student’s program to their level and interests. I have taken many students through AMEB exams. In NSW, I took several students through performance for the NSW HSC Music, including one student placing second in the state and several students being nominated for the Encore concert. I have had several students go on to study violin at a tertiary level. I also teach beginners. As a teacher (since 1998), I love being part of students' increasing skill and confidence with their instrument. I have been living in Melbourne since the summer of 2016/2017, having previously lived and worked in Armidale (regional NSW) and in Sydney. I currently teach at violin & viola at Camberwell High School, Camberwell Girls’ Grammar School, Coburg West Primary School and my home studio in Thornbury. I have performed violin, viola and baroque violin in many ensembles and am currently enjoying playing in the Azure Piano Trio. My tertiary studies include a Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the University of Sydney, an 18-month postgraduate violin study at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz in Austria and a Master of Teaching (Secondary) degree at the University of New England. Lessons are basically organised around the Victorian government school terms. Beginners start with a weekly individual lesson of 30 minutes. Around AMEB 2nd grade level, students move to an individual 45-minute lesson and around AMEB 5th grade level, students move to an individual 60-minute lesson. Opportunities for occasional group lessons and workshops arise as appropriate throughout the year. Give me a call on 0415 219 433 to talk about violin/viola lessons!

Contact Details

Margaret Butcher

0415 219 433

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111 Pender St
VIC 3071

Regions Serviced

Melbourne, Melbourne North, Melbourne North East

Thornbury, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir, Fairfield, Alphington, Ivanhoe, Bellfield, Westgarth, Heidelberg, Clifton Hill, Coburg, Brunswick East, Fitzroy North

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Viola, Violin

Styles and Specialities

Classical, VCE

AMEB Exams, Repertoire, Sight Reading, Technique

Lesson Format and School Activities

One-on-One Lessons

School Instrumental Teaching

Qualifications and Experience

BMus(Hons), MTeach(Sec), LMusA



State / Government Registration




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Working With Children Check

4 to adult




Last updated: 23-Jan-2018 11:38 AM

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