Jane Reid

Having been given an opportunity to work with Sophie Till, in workshops followed by a lesson, I was immediately struck by her extraordinary gift as a communicator and also by the Taubman/Golandsky approach to string playing.  An intuitive and skilled teacher, Sophie’s solutions to problems made sense cognitively, but more importantly they resonated immediately within the body.

Working for many years as an orchestral violinist, I am often frustrated by physical tensions that can lead to injury and that are inhibiting technically and musically. I am now inspired by Sophie and her method, feeling excited to be setting out on a path that I feel will lead to increased freedom and ability and also renewed love of playing the violin.