Eric Shek – Balwyn North Studio

Violin & Piano Certified WMS Teacher



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Eric Shek – Balwyn North Studio


AMusA with distinction, violin

AMEB Grade 8 certificate, piano

ALL the instruments I teach and their level:

Classical violin (beginners, intermediate, advanced)

Classical piano (beginners, intermediate)

The Styles of Music I specialize in are:

Classical. I am learning rock, jazz and folk myself!

I have experience teaching the violin in small groups and on an individual basis. My students have ranged from preschool to adults, from beginners to intermediate learners.

I've been an active violinist in various orchestras since a young age. I was the Captain of Music in my final year at Camberwell Grammar School, leading its senior orchestra and string orchestra. During my undergraduate years in Canberra, I played in the Canberra Youth Orchestra and the National Capital Orchestra. I also played in the Leiden University Collegium Musicum Orchestra during my postgraduate years in the Netherlands. My time with these orchestras have included playing violin concerti as a soloist. Moreover, I have had experience freelancing as part of chamber groups playing at corporate events and weddings.

Now based back in Melbourne, I have been a guest player with the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Lawyers' Orchestra. I'm also exploring other genres besides classical, playing the violin in a rock band.

There's something magical about playing music, and I am passionate about sharing this. In my lessons I aim to develop students' musical abilities to enable them to explore the endless possibilities in the world of music.

We are always learning throughout life. I want to be someone that facilitates this process of learning.

Various awards recognising my contribution to the music life of the community, especially at high school. I was awarded the Elva Ellen Strings Scholarship (2003) and obtained full music colours.

I enjoy a range of genres of music. As a violinist, I do give Bach a special mention. There is something deeply profound about his polyphonic style, especially in his sonatas and partitas for solo violin.

My studio comprises an upright acoustic piano, and student size violin and of course several music stands.


Violin Preschool

$ 38.50


Violin Programs

$ 38.50