Daphne - Teacher #2080

- Violin

- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Suzuki

- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

I have been teaching for the past 16 years, in 4 different countries, both privately and in schools, all ages and levels.
I greatly enjoy setting up beginners students, but also teaching students who have come to me from another teacher. Many times, those students have been disenchanted, and I love the challenge of rekindling their love for the instrument.
My main focus is finding a good balance between a solid technical foundation and a strong sense of musical style.
More than one student has described me as the perfect combination of strict and fun, so I guess it's true!

Musical Education

I have a Master of Arts degree in Performance, from the Royal Academy of Music, London, with a specialization in Historical Performance.
I studied the violin privately from the age of three until the age of seventeen, after which I attended the Orfeion Conservatory of Music in Athens, Greece, graduating with a Diploma in Performance.
Most of my teachers were very detail oriented, and came from the Russian school of teaching. I was fortunate to attend masterclasses and have lessons with many other wonderful teachers, besides my main ones.

Awards and Distinctions

- Scholarship to Dartington International Summer School (2008, 2009)
- Scholarship to Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (2009)

Special Skills and Training

I have completed the first 3 units of the Suzuki Method teacher training, which was a wonderful experience, has enriched my teaching and also provided me with a network of like-minded teachers to collaborate with. I have been fortunate to take part in summer festivals, such as the Dartington International Summer School in Devon, England, the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto, the Abbaye aux Dames in Saintes, France, and the International Baroque Institute at Longy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They all gave me the opportunity to work with renowned, and wonderful, people in my field.


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).