Giselle has been teaching our daughter Lucy, the violin for the last year. We are totally delighted with the improvements that Lucy has made in this time. She has become a technically much more accomplished violinist, with a much greater confidence to attempt a broader and more complex range of music.
Giselle has a calm, patient and reassuring teaching style, ensuring a solid technique is built whilst playing interesting and varied repertoire. Giselle demonstrates the techniques and skills needed for the pieces, as well as sharing video links so that Lucy was really grasp how to take her playing to the next level. Giselle has also encouraged Lucy to broaden her musical knowledge, inviting her regularly to attend Newport symphony orchestra concerts. We would recommend Giselle unhesitatingly and have no doubt that she will help Lucy develop still further.
Bronwen, mother of Lucy age 12
advanced, intermediate, or beginner
Whether you are looking to embark on something new, take your skills to the next level, or fine tune exam or audition pieces; with a wealth of performing and teaching experience, Newport based violinist Gisele Boll can guide you toward your goals with patience and dedication.
Gisele holds a bachelor degree and artist’s diploma in violin performance from McGill University, Montreal. She began her performance career with the internationally renowned chamber ensemble iMusici de Montreal. Currently she performs solo concertos, quartets, and plays regularly with the Bath Philharmonia, the Bristol Ensemble, and the St Woolos Sinfonia.
Lessons are taught one to one at Gisele's home on Morden Rd, just of Caerleon. Times are flexible and prices start at £15/half hour, and £30/hour. Call, text or email to find out more and arrange a trial lesson.
Gisele took on our post grade 8 son and in 6 months has developed his violin skills greatly. Her patience and teaching style has suited our boy who is 16 and not easily motivated. Lessons have continued via zoom over lock down, helped by Gisele’s patience, flexibility and tolerance of our chaos and occasionally rubbish reception.
We are incredibly grateful!
Rebekah, mother of Matthew age 16
And his words...
In my lessons, Gisele makes sure that when I am learning music, I receive full understanding, not only of intonation and rhythm, but of good technique and style. She has concentrated specifically on my weaknesses that consequently have improved greatly since she started teaching me. She gets through a large amount of learning in each lesson making sure that every detail is perfected meaning that I am improving at an extraordinary rate. Gisele is very positive and influential in my lessons causing me to be encouraged to improve at playing the violin.
'I have been doing theory lessons here for around 4 weeks now and already I have felt that they have helped me progress and stay on top of my GCSE music course work. She is an excellent teacher, who listens to my needs as a student and is clear on what i need to do to develop.'
'Our daughter came on leaps and bounds after taking violin lessons with with Gisele. She inspired and encouraged with a passion - my daughter actually practised because she wanted to. Would highly recommend taking lessons with Gisele. It's a shame she relocated!
'Gisele is a gifted violinist with a passion in music. She is very soft, loving and motivating. My two children are being trained by her and they enjoy their lessons very much. Gisele's warm approach has influenced them a lot and they picked up a lot in just three months. She treated every child as her own and encourages them to pursue their goals. Apart from that she organizes concerts and thus gives every pupil an opportunity to perform in such concerts. I would definitely recommend Gisele to anyone who wants to learn to play violin.'
Dominic, age 15
Becka / mother of Layla / Bradford on Avon
Mereena, mother of Helena and Josh, Newport
'Gisele has been teaching our daughter since Christmas. So pleased with how much she has come on. Gisele is a great teacher who is always friendly and encouraging with plenty of much needed patience. She is greatly invested with our daughters progress and is even offering lessons over Zoom so she can continue her learning during this Covid crisis.'
Stevie, mother of Georgia age 11