Melanie Breuilly

Instruments Taught

  • Violin (Beginner – Grade 7)
  • Piano (Beginner – Grade 5)
  • Music Theory (Beginner – Grade 5)


  • Violin Grade 8 Distinction (ABRSM)
  • Piano Grade 8 Distinction (ABRSM)
  • Music Theory Grade 8 Distinction (ABRSM)
  • Dalcroze Eurhythmics Commended Level 4 (The Dalcroze Society)


  • 14 years orchestral and string quartet performance
  • 4 years teaching violin, piano & theory


Mel is a violin and piano teacher based in Wokingham, who loves one-to-one teaching as well as working with ensembles. She is a committee member and string section assistant at Reading Youth Orchestra, helps coach young string players at Henley Music School, and organises annual Henley-Leichlingen music orchestral exchanges. Mel is Secretary of the Eureka! Music Foundation which creates opportunities for local music education, performance and fundraising. She has been a violinist with the Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra for more than 10 years, and also plays at weddings and other functions as part of a local string quartet.


“Melanie Le Breuilly  is teaching not only my twelve year old son, but also myself. I highly recommend her as a violin teacher. Indeed I opted to take lessons from her because I was so impressed with the way she was teaching my son. Her manner is warm, friendly and bright, and her lessons are a highlight of the week for both of us. She is a careful and intelligent teacher, able to spot specific areas to improve technique and then working with the student to achieve this. She is patient, understands her students well, and has a great sense of fun. Her learning style is very inclusive –  she works with her students to find playing solutions that suit the particular individual, but at the same time has the experience and knowledge that enables her to offer excellent advice. We are both enjoying making progress with her, and really appreciate her skilled tuition. Thanks, Mel!” – Emma Merchant

“My daughter has been learning Piano with Mel for over an year now. Her approach to teaching is very friendly and effective. Her patient and tailored approach towards teaching has benefited my daughter a lot. I have seen a good progress in my daughter’s piano playing skills. I have already recommended Mel to a lot of our friends, who too have their children enrolled with her and wouldn’t hesitate to continue recommending her.” – Sangeetha Gopal