Marisol De Paula

Born in Brazil, Marisol received a BA in Music, focusing on violin and piano, from the University of São Paulo and began teaching while an undergraduate. She has since taught violin in Brazil, Poland and Dublin to numerous children and adults, both individually and in groups, and privately, in music schools and in primary schools. Nowadays, Marisol is responsible for the Junior String section in Sutton Park School and teaches in Waltons New School of Music and Mezzo Music Academy. She has also performed with many orchestras and ensembles in Brazil and across Europe.

In addition to her violin studies, Marisol has trained in a range of methodologies – including Suzuki, Kodály, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Colourstrings Methods – in Brazil, Germany, Italy and Ireland. Her teaching practice brings to bear several of these methodologies, but most of all she likes making music enjoyable and fun!

In addition to her teaching work, Marisol was also coordinator of the String Project in Ilhabela, Brazil (in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and the Vermelhos Theatre), which taught music to vulnerable children. She also founded and directed the Trio Polak Project, a string trio (consisting of Marisol and her two daughters) which performs in schools, concert halls and other venues, with the aim of exposing young audiences to classical music, as well as encouraging young people to take it up. Marisol also ran a music production company with her brother called music4eventsbrasil for several years