Violin Lessons

Take violin lessons with Claire McSweeney here at Rata Studios in Wellington.

About Claire McSweeney

We are very pleased to have Claire McSweeney on the teaching team at Rata School of Music.
Claire is a violinist studying under Helene Pohl from the NZSQ at the New Zealand School of Music . She was born in Wellington into a musical family (all play the violin!), and began Suzuki violin lessons with Lynley Culliford at age 5. Claire loves performing, and plays in the string quartet ‘Rhombus’, who recently won the Troubadour scholarship with Chamber Music New Zealand. Being rooted in the Suzuki method, Claire is undergoing the teacher training programme, but has taught in both Traditional and Suzuki methods.

Claire is passionate about music, and how it can help us express ourselves, tell stories, and widen our emotional scope. She loves working with students of all ages, and guiding them in their musical experiences. She particularly enjoys developing her teaching approach to suit the needs of the student so that the learning experience is as effective and enjoyable as it can be.



Timetable and Enrolment

Term 4
Start: 12th Oct
Finish: 14th Dec
Saturdays (actual times tbc) (9 weeks )
Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre Music Rooms
Claire McSweeney
Target Market
Anyone aged 5 -adult.
(incl GST)
$380 for half hour lessons for 9 weeks  (or pro-rata if term started already)
(longer lessons will be charged accordingly)
Adult (over 18)


Our Location

Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243