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« Helen has taught my 7 year old daughter with care and patience, instilling enthusiasm and confidence, whilst striking an excellent balance between technical rigour and playing for enjoyment. We are delighted to have her as our daughter's cello teacher. »
£20/h
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Lessons offered by Helen
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Cello
Levels
  • All Levels

Cello Teacher

Methodology

I am a professional cellist and experienced teacher based in Forest Hill, SE23.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach cello to students of all standards. Beginners, both children and adults, are very welcome, as are more advanced pupils. I am happy to prepare students towards ABRSM exams. I also give chamber music coaching.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music as well as an undergraduate degree (MusB (Hons.)) from Manchester University. Most recently I have gained a Masters in String Quartet Performance from the University of Sheffield.

- How much do you charge?

I charge £40 an hour, £30 for 45 mins and £20 for half an hour. Lesson length depends on both the age and standard of the pupil. If you're not sure I can advise what I think would be best.

- Where do you teach?

I currently travel to my student's homes in Forest Hill, East Dulwich and Herne Hill. If you don't live in these areas please ask as I am prepared to travel to other locations if I can fit it in.

- When are you available?

From September I will be teaching on Monday and Tuesday evenings but for adults who are able to be more flexible, any time is possible.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach students of any age and ability so whatever your situation, please feel free to get in touch.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I can teach the ABRSM syllabus or any other preferred examining body but am equally happy to teach for the student's enjoyment with no pressure to do exams.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

If you love the sound of the cello and are thinking of starting to learn this beautiful instrument, or are wanting to pick it up again after a break, I would love to hear from you. I can guarantee engaging and productive lessons with noticeable results. I can also provide additional lessons for those learning at school who might want extra tuition outside of school.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I am an experienced teacher who has taught children of all ages (5-18) and lots of adults. I currently teach at Herne Hill School (5 and 6 year olds) and St Gabriel's College (11-18). I have extensive experience teaching in a private setting as well as on the Oxford Cello School for the last 8 years. Additionally, I have experience of working with children with special needs (Special Virtuosi).

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

Yes

- Where and with whom did you train?

I studied with Bernard Gregor-Smith of the Lindsay Quartet at Manchester University and Hannah Roberts at the RNCM.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

I am a member of the Musicians' Union.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £20/h
Lessons offered by Helen
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Cello
Levels
  • All Levels

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £20/h

Helen's CV

• MusB (Hons.)
• PG Dip RNCM, MA
• Current DBS certificate
• Musicians' Union

2 reviews on Helen
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Helen has taught my 7 year old daughter with care and patience, instilling enthusiasm and confidence, whilst striking an excellent balance between technical rigour and playing for enjoyment. We are delighted to have her as our daughter's cello teacher.

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I was recommended to Helen and she has proved an excellent teacher for an adult student who makes slow, intermittent progress. She is creative, flexible in her approach, but always has high standards and gets the best from our lessons together. I'm really enjoying studying with her and would recommend her highly to anyone as a teacher.

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