Hello & welcome to the Classical Temple! I offer professional violin (all levels) and piano (beginners) tuition to children, teens and all ages aspiring musicians in and around Melbourne’s inner-west. The school follows a professional, structured, progressive approach aimed at developing the musical and technical foundations of beginner and intermediate students, and nurturing those with more advanced skills. We especially aim to inspire curiosity, love and appreciation of beautiful music in a fun and motivating home studio environment. In the process we cover a diverse AMEB approved repertoire aimed at showing the different stages of progress, and preparing students for AMEB grade examinations if they so wish. Notation and various aspects of music theory are covered from the very start, and we recommend delving deeper into the theoretical foundations for those who are interested.
The Classical Temple is founded by Vessela Evrova-Wassenaar, a classically trained violinist (Sydney Conservatorium, Melbourne Conservatorium, Academie Peter Benoit (Belgium), regular performer and violin tutor based in Melbourne. Her relationship with the violin spans over decades (about four!), with some minor diversions (she is also a qualified legal advisor and former journalist trainee) adding to her professional expertise and passion for music and life.
The Classical Temple also performs to local Melbourne-based audiences offering a rich and varied repertoire including works for solo violin, and violin and piano by J.S.Bach, Mozart, Massenet, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Elgar, Franck, Beethoven, Fauré, and much more.