Violinist & Music Teacher Dip ABRSM LNCM

Occasion Strings is a first class service, providing music for your Special day.

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Occasion Strings has been providing music for weddings and special occasions for over twenty years. Formerly known as Wedding Music, Occasion Strings plays reguarly in Devon and Cornwall and also further afield.

The repertoire for your special day is your choice. Previous weddings have included music by Pachabel, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel & Elgar. Also Coldplay, Christina Perri and the Beatles.

Solo Violin, Duets, Trios and Quartets are available.



Elisabeth Holman offers Violin lessons, from beginner to Diploma level.

Theory of Music up to Grade 8 and also the early Grades on the Piano and Singing.

GCSE Music and A level music tuition available.

Do drop me an email or give me a call, I would be delighted to help.


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About me

A little about myself...


While at the East Sussex Academy of Music, Elisabeth's quartet was coached by the Chilingirian String Quartet. She appeared as a soloist with the College Orchestra and played in many Concerts. These included taking part in Concerts at both the Royal Albert Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall as a student. During this time she learnt with Perry Hart, the distinguished Australian violinist, who was also a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Having won a scholarship to study with John Fisher (RPO) while at University at UEA she later went on to take her Teaching Diploma (ABRSM) at Exeter University. (2005)

Having completed successful solo violin Recitals in Truro Cathedral and Exmouth United Reform Church recently and achieving 95% in her Performance Licentiate Elisabeth is also now establishing her new teaching business from her music Studio in Truro.

Elisabeth plays an English violin from around the turn of the 20th Century and comes from the Hesketh tradition. It has a rich sonorous tone and is complimented by a German bow made Horst Schicker.


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   "Having come back to the violin after nearly sixty years, Elisabeth Holman has taken me from retracing my earliest, mostly lost, musical steps  through to achieving  passes in ABRSM exams, including a merit and a distinction in Grades 4, and 5 so far.  It has been a wonderful four year journey for me and one on which I am still  embarked.  With patience, understanding and encouragement every step of the way, Elisabeth has  not only taught me, but has also enabled me to give expression to  the  music and emotions that have for so long been buried within me.  She is a  wonderful teacher, with the ability to communicate on different levels - and she makes  every  lesson a real pleasure, in total comfort, with nothing  to fear.  Whether for a child or a more mature student, Elisabeth's teaching technique makes learning to play  the violin  a realistic possibility. Lastly, I cannot finish without paying tribute to her own beautiful mastery of the instrument, which just demonstrates that she has the  credibility,  ability  and confidence to pass on her knowledge and experience."




Music Lessons  

Lessons can be arranged at my Music Studio in Truro. Also online lessons are now arranged through Musical Orbit. Message me for further details.

Prices available upon request. Beginners to advanced, and concert opportunities are available with a professional accompanist. ABRSM and NCM exam preparation if required, many students having achieved distinction. 

Wedding Planning



Perfect Pitch - Wedding Planner

In addition to preparing and playing music for weddings, Elisabeth also provides a Wedding Planning Service.

This includes sourcing local suppliers and coordinating with all parties. Providing follow up enquiries; ensuring no detail is overlooked.

Experienced in setting up and organising events, please contact Elisabeth on 01872 222580 or 07776046453 for further details.



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57 Treffry Road, Truro, TR1 1WL


01872 222580 or 0777 604 6453

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