String Tutors

Kyria Cardy BMus (Hons) – Violin

I have been a violin teacher for Surrey Arts since 1996.  I have enjoyed a wide variety of roles in that time including orchestral coaching, accompanying orchestra tours, whole class violin tuition, running workshops and theory teaching.  It is a privilege to be a part of a child’s life from their first violin lesson, sometimes until they leave school, and see all the progression and developments they have made throughout those formative years.

I began playing the violin aged 5, and I gained my music degree from the University of Surrey.  I also play piano, viola, recorder, and enjoyed playing percussion at university. I am happy to teach all ages and abilities, and enjoy keeping my teaching current and fresh, so take as many opportunities as I can to go on training courses.  I have an active performing life, playing with local symphony orchestras, and in pit bands for many shows.  I am also a member of a string quartet.  In my spare time I enjoy running, and have completed 3 marathons. I like to go to concerts and shows and love most styles of music.  My favourite violinist is Itzhak Perlman, who is inspirational (especially his performance of Schindler’s List).