Meet the Tutors

Lisa de Simone, Violin Tutor

Lisa de Simone

Course Leader


Lisa studied violin in Italy gaining a MMus at the Conservatoire of Music in Parma and attended an academic Post graduate Chamber Music Master in Sacile (Pordenone) - at "Serenissima Academy" - under the guidance of Maestro Luca Simoncini. Lisa teaches violin in a wide range of settings, from beginner up to advanced level. She is Curriculum Lead for Strings in Brighton & Hove and teaches in several ensembles across the service.

Emily Griffith - Violin Tutor

Emily Griffith


Emily started violin at age 5 and has been playing for over 35 years. She studied primary school teaching and taught in the classroom for 17 years before transitioning to music teaching. Emily now runs her business, Active Hands, alongside her teaching, where she partners with creatives from the community to bring workshops, clubs and events to Children and Young People in Brighton & Hove.