Viola, Violin & Integrated Music Theory Lessons

Playing a string instrument is a thoroughly rewarding and life-enriching pursuit. Myfanwy offers an enjoyable and comprehensive one-on-one music learning experience for children and adults from beginner to advanced. 


  • Play a rich variety of carefully selected pieces to suit your musical interests 
  • Confidently read and write music notation
  • Write your own compositions and play them
  • Lay the foundations for developing excellent playing posture and technique


  • Join an orchestra, ensemble, trio or string quartet
  • Play and perform in a band
  • Go busking
  • Make music for theatre productions
  • Or just keep playing for pleasure! 


  • Classical, Baroque, Contemporary, Tango,
  • Improvisation & Composition
  • Body-centred Music Theory Immersions
  • AMEB and VCE Exam preparation
  • Performance preparation with specific tools for managing performance anxiety and stage fright.


Tuition Investment

10x30min lessons = $375

For an introductory lesson contact


Northcote, Melbourne, Australia. 


Teaching Background

Myfanwy has taught viola, violin, string ensembles and composition to students of all ages since 1998. Her students consistently excel in AMEB and VCE exams and take on lead roles in community music programs such as Melbourne Youth Orchestras. From 2008 to present, Myfanwy has held the position of Music Coordinator at Sophia Mundi Steiner School in the inner city arts precinct of the Abbotsford Convent. She conducts five weekly Primary and Secondary String Ensembles and String Quartets. Myfanwy has significant skills in arranging music for string ensembles and bands. She draws on her vast repertoire of music to suit the needs and interests of her students. 

Myfanwy is passionate about engaging young players in music and connecting them with inspiring ensemble groups, teachers and mentors. Under her direction, students have had the opportunity to work alongside music industry greats, such as Tim Rogers (You Am I), Mick Harvey (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Rockwiz Orchestra, Gideon Brazil (Gotye band), Tania BosakBakehouse Studios and 3MBS Classic FM radio station. She organises annual performance events at venues such as Collingwood and Fitzroy Town Halls, Thornbury Theatre, and The Oratory Abbotsford Convent. 

From 2009 to 2012 Myfanwy established the String Program at Thornbury Primary School. Other teaching roles include Blue Mountains Steiner School (1998-2001), Marryatville, Aldgate, Basket Range Primary Schools SA (2001-2004), Wales St Primary School, Leonie Khoury Music School, Hawthorn Music School. Myfanwy holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Music) from Victoria University, a Certificate in Music Logic, and is currently completing her Masters at the VCA. For more CV info visit here


My 14 year old son has been taking viola lessons from Myfanwy for more than 6 years. We have always been very happy with her close supports to us, which includes not only great lessens but also her off-the-lesson involvement to expand his general interests in music. He is a current member of the Percy Grainger Youth Orchestra, as a result of Myfanwy encouraging and supporting him to audition for such ensemble programs. Recently, my 8 year old daughter also started to play violin, studying under Myfanwy. It is impressive for me that Myanwy takes a little different approach to her respecting her personality and individual difference from her brother. What are common in her lessons is her effort to lead her students in fostering a love of music. Naoto, parent at Sophia Mundi


As an adult learner, I was both excited and apprehensive to start learning the violin. Myfanwy has been a wonderful teacher and mentor. She has increased my confidence by providing lessons that both meet my needs and suitably challenge me. Through her tuition, Myfanwy has helped me identify gaps in my music knowledge which has significantly improved my playing. Lessons with Myfanwy are patient, encouraging and enthusiastic and I look forward to being a long-term student!  Bec, adult learner

Myfanwy has been teaching our son viola for almost three years and she has done an amazing job.  Not only has he learnt how to play the viola well but he has been inspired to compose his own compositions.  We have been thrilled with his progress! Hilary, parent at Sophia Mundi