Violin Coaching for Actors

I guide actors on how to realistically fake good box-scraping on the big screen.

I have developed a superbly effective methodology of violin coaching specifically for professional actors, adapted from my work and original research at ViolinSchool.

It's based on structured and deliberate development of intuitive skill, but adaptable for the unique challenges of a busy film production, and the specific needs of each individual actor.

I am available for all TV/Film work through Music In Vision, or you can contact me directly via the form below.

For ADs and Production Professionals

I can help you with on-site project-based coaching for your Talent, including music consultancy as needed. I (or my hands and arms!) are also available as a body double, and for overdubbing.

For Professional Actors

A typical project will follow a 4-step process:

  • Initial Assessment
  • Pre-Shoot Coaching
  • On-Set Coaching & Support (shoot days)
  • Post-Production / Overdubbing (if required)

This is always adapted to the needs of each project. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements!


Much of my work is confidential, discreet and NDA'd, but my experience includes big productions for companies such as Disney and Netflix, on set at many London studios including Shepperton, Pinewood, Longcross, and Three Mills, as well as on location. I know when to get out of the way and 'stand by' 🙂

I've coached lead actors, from newcomers to established legends such as Sylvestor McCoy and Nicholas Hoult, for directors including Sir Kenneth Branagh. Dame Judi Dench's character once jumped on top of me during a production for Sky, but we had body doubles for that 😮

If you would like my input on your production, please send an enquiry via the form below. I can also be booked for all TV/Film work through Music In Vision, an outstanding full service consultancy for musician casting and music supervision. Tell Kathleen I sent you!

Simon Hewitt Jones c/o 1st Floor Studios, 41 Whitcomb Street, London, WC2H 7DT, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 3051 0080, E: