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Cello Teacher South West London; Individually tailored ​Cello Lessons at Wimbledon, SW20

About the lesson

Visiting professor at Royal College of Music Junior Department since 2015.
I m dedicated and skilled cello tutor with a great experience as a solo musician.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Piano (ABRSM Grades 1-6 only)

Lessons for children and beginners are fun and inspiring to keep their concentration.

I do focus on individual needs of my pupils to keep good progress from lesson to lesson by developing a strong technique.
We work on tone, musicality, memorisation skills, knowledge of theory and good attitude to practice. Also from the first lesson we concentrate on how to be independent and practice without the teacher.

I do organise Virtuozi concerts for youth musicians every 3 month.
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Intensive 5-7 days on-board cello Masterclasses are held during Spring and Summer Holidays outside London . Get in touch for more details.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

2012-2014 Royall College of Music Master of Performance (MPerf).
2008-2012 Royal College of Music Bachelor of Music (BMus) under Alexander Boyarsky and Alexander Chaushian
1996-2008 Jelgava Music School and College under Irina Titarenko, Latvia

- How much do you charge?

Individual lessons:

Cello Lessons
1h - £60 p/h
45min -£45
30min - £30

Piano Lessons
1h - £40
45min - £35
30min - £30

My students are laureates of national and international competition and festival
2013 Bulgary international competition. 1st prize in cello category and 2nd prize in chamber music. Katarina Khan (cello)
2018 Sutton Music Festival 1st priz,e Larry Jang (Instrumental –Violoncello solo, Grade 6 &7),
2018 Redhill and Reigate Festival – 1st prize Alexander Stevenson cello solo, 2st prize in duo category with Mila Stevenson.
2018 Kingston Upon Thames Festival - Alicia de Silva 1st prize, cello.
2019 National Children Orchestra – Alexander Stevenson, cello.
2019 ProCorda – Alexander Stevenson, cello.
2019 National Youth Orchestra – Euna Oh, cello.
2019 Royal College of Music, Junior Department – Euna Oh, cello.
2019 Horsham Performers Platform - Larry Jang (Distinction) cello, Charlie Jang (Commended), cello.
2019 Sutton Music Festival – 1st prize Alicia de Silva, cello.
2019 Kingston Upon Thames Festival -Larry Jang (cello) 1st prize, Charlie Jang (cello).
2020 North International Music Competition – Larry Jang 2nd prize, cello.
2020 Kingston Upon Thames Festival – 1st Prize in Grade 1 category and
1st prize in beginner class for Ray-Chinh, cello .
2020 Sutton Music Festival – Distinction performance, Grade 2 and 3 class, Katherine Ajaz, cello.
2020 Sutton Music Festival – 2nd place an outstanding performance Own choice class, Katherine Ajaz, cello.
2021 London Young Musician season 3, grade 1 Gold prize for Ray-Chinh, cello.
2021 London Young Musician annual championship under 9 Silver prize Ray-Chinh,cello.
2021 Royal Academy of Music, Junior Department – Oregon Thia Gerrits, cello.
2021 Royal College of Music, Junior Department – Larry Yang, cello.
2021 Putney High School Music Festival under 9, 2nd prize Ray-Chinh, cello.

For pupils aged 3.5-9 years I advise to arrange two 30-45min lessons per week, depending on pupil's concentration abilities.

Regular everyday practice will be required.

- Where do you teach?

Please note I teach only from home - NN13 6FG.

- When are you available?

Lessons can be arranged during the weekdays or weekends. Please send your enquiry.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Any level

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

ABRSM Grades 1-8
Scholarships and auditions
Competitions and Festivals
Concerts and other public appearances
Orchestra auditions

*We also can arrange rehearsals with the pianist before the exams/concert/etc...

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.



  • Cello


  • English
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  • All Levels

About Sofiko

- What kind of experience do you have?

Teaching: I have more than 12 years of teaching experience.
Visiting cello and chamber music professor at Royal College of Music Junior Department since 2015.

Pupils are laureats of international competitions.
100% successful ABRSM exam results.
Successful orchestra, concerts, scholarship, audition performances.

Performances with: Julian Lloyd Webber, Valentin Erben
Masterclasses and lessons: Mstislav Rostropovich, Natalie Clein, Maria Kliegel, Peter Bruns, Johannes Goritzki, Andrew Ball, Dmitri Alexeev, Levon Chilingirian.

Concert halls: Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Wagner Hall, St. James`s Church Piccadilly in London, Culture Hall, President Hall and Moscow Hall in Latvia and Tbilisi State Conservatory in Georgia

2000 National Competition in Riga, Latvia
2001 2nd International Dotzauer competition in Dresden, Germany
2001 1st International Competition “Gradus ad Parnassum” in Kaunas, Lithuania
2002 National competition “Talent of Latvia”
2002 3rd International Competition “Valsesia-Musica juniors 2002” Varallo, Italy
2004 International K.Davidov competition in Kuldiga, Latvia
2005 3rd International Dotzauer competition in Dresden, Germany
2005 International A.Dombrovski competition in Latvia
2006 International instrumental competition in Kaunas
2006 National Chamber competition (duo with pianist Maija Karklina) Riga
2007 International Brahms competition in Austria
2008 International cello competition in Litz, Austria
2008 Won a Scholarship at Royal College of Music
2011 International Flame competition in France
2012 National competition Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra young musician, England
2012 International Cully Clasique Festival in Switzerland. Performance in quintet with Valentin Erben. (Berg quartet)

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I do hold an up-to-date DBS certificate.
Current member of European String Teachers Association (ESTA)



  • 5h: £1
  • 10h: £1


  • £60/h


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