Summer Intensives 2018

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Limited Spaces Only!

There are only 5 places on each intensive week, and lessons are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

It takes just 2 minutes to reserve your place using the form below, so take a moment now to secure your preferred lesson times!

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Use this form to request your lessons (greyed out times are no longer available). We’ll get back to you to confirm your lessons and request payment.

If you have any questions, just give us a call! 020 3051 0080 - or email [email protected]

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The Summer Intensives are back!

This Summer, Simon will be teaching two ‘intensive’ weeks of lessons, where you can benefit from a lesson a day for 5 days (Monday to Friday), and a final group session  (Saturday afternoon) for you to try out what you’ve worked on in a friendly group environment.

What can I learn during Summer Intensives?

Summer Intensives are perfect for:

  • troubleshooting specific technical topics
  • building new levels of violin technique 
  • exam preparation and training
  • repertoire coaching for a specific concert, exam or other event
  • performance training and practice skills
  • starting or re-starting the violin after some time away
  • ...and more!

Intensives are like a giant boost of energy to your violin practice... whatever you’re working on, it’ll be dramatically improved by a week of personal coaching!

Transform Your Violin Playing with Intensive Lessons this Summer!

Step up to the next level with 5 days of one to one coaching, plus a weekend class!


Monday 16th to Friday 20th, and Saturday 21st

Monday 20th to Friday 24th, and Saturday 25th


Daily lessons last 1 hour, and you can choose a start time between 3pm and 8pm. Your lesson will be at the same time each day (unless otherwise agreed). 

On Saturday, the group session will begin with a mini performance class for students to showcase their work from the week, followed by the ViolinHub (included) which runs from 2pm to 5pm. Read more about ViolinHub here.

Tuition Fee

The cost of one week of Intensive lessons is £250. For students booking both weeks, there is a reduced rate of £450 (one lesson free). 

The tuition fee includes all five lessons plus the Saturday class. A deposit of £100 is required to confirm your lesson time, and balance of payment is due two weeks before the start of the lessons.

+44 (0) 20 3051 0080 ~ [email protected]

About Simon Hewitt Jones

Simon performs, records and broadcasts widely as a solo violinist, concertmaster, teacher, writer, chamber musician, music researcher and leader of the Fifth Quadrant (5Q) music collective. 

His solo and chamber music performances have been featured internationally in festivals and TV/Radio throughout Europe, the USA and the Middle East, including NPR’s Performance Today and BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4. 

His debut chamber music recording won a BBC Music Magazine ‘Premiere’ award. He tours extensively in the UK, and has appeared at most of the UK’s major venues, including the Bridgewater Hall, the Barbican and the South Bank Centre. 

Simon has contributed extensively to commercial projects for Universal Music, and his string section has recorded sessions for EMI, Virgin, Naxos and the BBC. He is a regular guest concertmaster of orchestras and ensembles in the UK, Europe and Middle East.

In 2016, Simon recorded 'Christmas Party', a new violin concerto by his brother Thomas, with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and Gavin Sutherland, for release on the Signum record label. A violin and piano versoin was later filmed for Classic FM  

In 2017, Simon played on recordings including Ed Sheeran's smash hit album 'Divide', and in 2018 he has been working as a music consultant to Disney and Sir Kenneth Branagh on a major feature film production, due to be released in 2019.