"We feel fortunate to have Catriona as our son's violin teacher. We met her through Junior Trinity Laban College of Music where it was apparent to all parents that she had a natural gift for teaching. She was very popular with students and parents from grade 1 through to the most advanced levels. "......more

"Catriona is a natural teacher. I met her two years ago when she taught my two daughters for a term at Junior Trinity. It was clear from the first lesson that she had a talent for working with children. She is very calm and patient and her classes have a lovely, affirming atmosphere. As she is a professional musician, she understands the frustrations that even the youngest student can encounter and has a fantastic store of ideas to help deal with problems as they come up."......more
During her years of being a viola and violin teacher Catriona has always had positive feedback from students, parents and colleagues alike. Her students excel in their fields and she has helped many of them perform to a high level in concerts and exams.
Whatever age group or level she is teaching, her approach is enthusiastic and playful while expecting a high level of hard work and concentration.
If you are interested in having lessons with Catriona please contact her here.


Professional Experience - London

Catriona is a substitute teacher and 'String Time' class assistant at Junior Trinity Laban, London teaching up to grade 8. She was a 'Language Through Music' workshop leader at Wendell Park Primary School and has been a substitute string sectional coach and violin/viola teacher at Highbury Grove Secondary School, London.

Catriona also taught students from her home in South East London.


Professional Experience - Ireland

Since 2000 Catriona has been teaching regularly in many different areas of musical education. In Cork, Ireland she has worked as a private teacher and substituted in Cork School of Music.
She also spent a year working part-time for the Vocational Education College (VEC) - County Cork School of Music and has been working for them on a freelance basis since 2004.
Other posts include:
Music teaching in LOTA Brother's of Charity School, Cork for children with special needs.
Conductor of Junior Choirs at Cork School of Music.
Viola section tutor in the VEC Orchestra.
Member of 'Cork Pops' orchestra performing education concerts for schools in Cork.
Facilitator of violin, viola and string quartet workshops in various primary schools in Ireland.



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Catriona works for CJ Lightfoot Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 08891822. Registered office: 18 Doddington Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2JG, United Kingdom.