A soloist in many Recitals across the UK and abroad, Elisabeth also has a passion for teaching.
While undertaking private violin lessons with Perry Hart (Guildhall School of Music), Elisabeth went on to study Music at University, where she won a Scholarship to study with John Fischer (RPO).
A member of the European String Teachers Association, Elisabeth moved back to Sussex earlier this year from Truro, where she ran a successful teaching practice, teaching the violin up to Fellowship level. Prior to her time in Truro, she taught at schools in the Tavistock area, including Kelly College, a prestigious private school.
Now running a successful teaching practice in Ashurst Wood, West Sussex, Elisabeth began teaching face to face again at the beginning of September!
In addition to teaching the violin Elisabeth also tutors students preparing for Theory of Music exams. Grades 1-8 ABRSM. It is something that she feels is a vitally important part of learning a musical instrument.
As a Freelance violinist and teacher, Elisabeth is also currently making recordings of works previously played in solo Recitals.
She plays a fine French violin, a Miremont from 1870.
"Having come back to the violin after nearly sixty years, Elisabeth Holman has taken me from retracing my earliest, mostly lost, musical steps through to achieving passes in ABRSM exams, including a merit and a distinction in Grades 4, and 5 so far. It has been a wonderful four year journey for me and one on which I am still embarked. With patience, understanding and encouragement every step of the way, Elisabeth has not only taught me, but has also enabled me to give expression to the music and emotions that have for so long been buried within me. She is a wonderful teacher, with the ability to communicate on different levels - and she makes every lesson a real pleasure, in total comfort, with nothing to fear. Whether for a child or a more mature student, Elisabeth's teaching technique makes learning to play the violin a realistic possibility. Lastly, I cannot finish without paying tribute to her own beautiful mastery of the instrument, which just demonstrates that she has the credibility, ability and confidence to pass on her knowledge and experience."
Anthony Mosley (student)
Ashurst Wood, West Sussex