Caroline Spurry BMus PGCE

PianoStrings

Caroline began her musical career at the age of seven, learning viola and violin in her primary school with an organisation similar to Music for Life. A lifelong passion for music-making was born, and lessons on the piano soon followed. Caroline went on to study Music GCSE and A Level, then for a Bachelor of Music degree at Royal Holloway University of London where she specialised in ensemble performance, playing with a piano quintet. She later completed a PGCE at Liverpool Hope University, researching, in particular, aspects of music education and the importance music can bring to a child’s whole life. Caroline has been teaching piano and violin for a number of years and enjoys the success her pupils gain both in ABRSM examinations and in their love of music-making. Her approach to teaching involves nurturing musicality as well as encouraging correct technique and a solid grounding in theory of music. She continues to make music, playing viola in The Lydian Ensemble and Fiddlesticks String Quartet, and singing in the chamber choir The Lydian Singers.