Violin lessons

Our Violin Teachers

Marina Feldman

Marina teaches in Bentleigh studio (Traditional method).

Marina began to play violin at the age of five as a pupil of her father, who was a violinist and orchestra conductor. She began a successful teaching career at 18, beginning at two music schools in the Ukraine and later in Germany.

While she was teaching, Marina was part of the women’s dance orchestra, performing many concerts. In Germany she developed a string ensemble featuring many of her students. Over 13 years this ensemble participated in many successful performances in Berlin and Potsdam and on German television.

Marina teaches violin to students at a variety of levels. For beginners, Marina combines Violin with Xylophone and keyboard.

Yury Frolov

Yury teaches in Bentleigh studio.

Yury regarded as one of the finest Double Bass players in the world. He studied at Moscow Conservatoire, where he qualified as a Chamber music performer, Orchestra soloist and teacher.

In 1972 Yury won the Double Bass category in the national Koussevitsky Competition of the Soviet Union and recognized as the best performer of the Koussevitsky Double Bass Concerto. Principal Double Bassist - Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York City and Philadelphia Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra of South African Broadcasting Corporation and the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra.

Recently Yury was a Double Bass Teacher at the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne University, as well as performing with the State Orchestra of Victoria.

Yury is teaching the Bass, Cello, Piano, Guitar, Violin, Viola.

Hyun Joo Lee

Hyun Joo teaches in Bentleigh studio.

Hyun Joo has worked as a Music Teacher, Jazz Pianist and Song writer in Korea. She has lots of experience in playing at concerts and festivals. Based on that experience, she has a strong focus to make her students feel enjoyment out of music as well as improve their skills and build confidence levels.

Hyun can teach Piano, Violin, Synthesizer and music theory from beginner to advanced levels and Voice, Guitar, Drum, Recorder from beginner's to intermediate level. Her focus is to teach and develop each students individual sound. Patience and encouragement is her best qualities as a teacher.

Hyun has completed Encore On Keys program workshop in January 2018, organized by the creator of the program Mark Gibson and now successfully introducing this program to preschool and primary school age children at Alla’s Music.

James Gillet

James teaches in Bentleigh studio.

James believes that learning any instrument begins with learning and mastering the basics of their chosen instrument and then developing a consistent and effective practice routine that is fluid and one that evolves according to the students needs. This is reflected in his familiarity with teaching various syllabi including the Suzuki Method and preparing students for both AMEB and ABRSM exams.

James has been playing violin professionally since 2001 and has over 15 years of both amateur and professional orchestral experience, including concertmaster for the Geelong Society of Dramatic Arts' (GSODA) production of Hairspray and played first violin for GSODA's production of Phantom Of The Opera. He also played violin for Australian Ballet Conservatoire's performance of Swan Lake, is an active member of The Australasian Orchestra and has been invited to go on tour to China with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra at the end of 2018.

James also teaches viola, piano, flute, music theory and musicianship from beginners to advanced.

James Gillet

James teaches in Bentleigh studio.

James believes that learning any instrument begins with learning and mastering the basics of their chosen instrument and then developing a consistent and effective practice routine that is fluid and one that evolves according to the students needs. This is reflected in his familiarity with teaching various syllabi including the Suzuki Method and preparing students for both AMEB and ABRSM exams.

James has been playing violin professionally since 2001 and has over 15 years of both amateur and professional orchestral experience, including concertmaster for the Geelong Society of Dramatic Arts' (GSODA) production of Hairspray and played first violin for GSODA's production of Phantom Of The Opera. He also played violin for Australian Ballet Conservatoire's performance of Swan Lake, is an active member of The Australasian Orchestra and has been invited to go on tour to China with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra at the end of 2018.

James also teaches viola, piano, flute, music theory and musicianship from beginners to advanced.



The benefits



  • Improved memory and attention span
  • Better overall mental function and mental health
  • Benefits to sensory development
  • Enhanced social skills
  • Improved ability to express emotions productively
  • Attuned hand coordination and physical dexterity