I am a friendly, experienced and imaginative cello teacher for any level that aims to make all lessons fun, engaging and productive.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach classical cello for any age from the beginner to advanced student. I can use materials that incorporate jazz and pop pieces if this is something the student is keen on. I also teach music theory alongside the cello to support what the student is learning to play on the instrument.
I teach general musicianship as well, to develop the musical ear and a good sense of rhythm and pitch.
I like to talk about the "Alexander Technique" in lessons to help build good balance and a relaxed posture which is so important for playing an instrument.
I also incorporate some dalcroze eurhythmics into my teaching as I think this is brilliant for developing a good feel for pulse and rhythm in music.
As a performer I have played at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, on the Southbank, St Martin's in the Field and the London Coliseum. All students encouraged to attend concerts!
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I am a graduate from the Purcell School of Music and have ABRSM grade 8 distinction for cello. I graduated from the Bachelor of Music course at Royal College of Music in 2009 with First Class Honours.
I graduated from the Masters in Performance Course at the RCM in 2011 with a distinction.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £35 an hour and £25 for half an hour
- Where do you teach?
I teach from my home in Streatham.
- When are you available?
I am available at the weekends (Saturday mornings and Sundays usually best) and during the week after school. I can also teach during school holidays if I am in London and students would like to continue with lessons. My availability is fairly flexible as I work odd hours rather than the usual 9-5 so I can also teach during the day if needs be.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I can teach all levels and any age.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare students for any level of Associated Board Music exams if this is something they would like to work towards. I did ABRSM exams as a child and really enjoyed having that goal but they aren't necessarily the right thing for everyone.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Music is so much fun and can be really fulfilling. With practice and positivity you will be playing the cello in no time, I look forward to hearing from you!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have six years experience teaching beginner and advanced cello on a one to one basis and have also participated in a number of music workshops in schools in greater London working with large groups of primary school children. I have also had experience working with groups of young children as a part time tennis coach!
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a CRB from 2010 when I was working in a secondary school with my string quartet
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the Purcell School of Music and the Royal College of Music with Professors Pal Banda, Amanda Truelove, Helene Dautry and Thomas Carroll.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I work with:
English National Opera
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
London Musical Arts Ensemble
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