Passionate Cello teacher, inspiring, enthusiast, dynamic. Thoughtful of the need of each different pupils, I am experienced in teaching children and adults, all level.
I love to create beautiful music and share my knowledge with my students.
I speak English and French.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I am teaching the cello. From beginner to advanced level.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I am a graduated student from the Royal College of Music:
Bachelor of Music (Hons),
Master of Music in Performance (Distinction).
I started a Bachelor of Psychology, and I am currently in second year.
- How much do you charge?
£45/ 60 minutes
£35/ 45 minutes
£25/ 30 minutes
Add £5-10 if travelling to student's place, depending where your are living.
- Where do you teach?
London, Kew, Richmond.
I can also teach at my place in Kew, contact me for information.
I have a spare cello that adults can use, so you don't have to travel with your instrument.
Parents are welcome to watch the lessons if the lessons take place place at mine. There is a parking space available.
- When are you available?
Please contact me to fix time and day.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am teaching all level from beginners to advanced pupils, all ages. I have a method adapted to each pupil depending on the needs of the student. I am very interested by the early stage of learning, beginners and adults. I followed Aaron Williamon's Psychology of Music course during my Master at RCM.
ABRSM preparation to grades.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare my pupils for ABRMS exams and various other objectives such as music assembly, school platform concerts, audition for scholarship...
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Learning the cello, is learning a new language. I would be happy to guide and inspire any pupil or student who wants to travel in the musical world!
Don't forget that it is possible to learn at any age.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I am teaching young children mainly, in pre-preparatory and preparatory schools.
I am employed since several years in different schools in London. I started to teach when I was a student myself and it helped me to understand, develop and mature with depth what I learnt during my studies.
I also really like teaching adults. I am quite experienced with little ones too, especially beginners.
My method is based on consciousness of movements, which I believe can be felt even at a very young age; and can be 'discovered' at a more advanced stage in life.
I also use a colour system, for the very early steps of learning, when ,for instance , a pupil don't read yet.
I am also passionate about psychology and I started a degree in psychology in September 2017, to complement my teaching skills. I am currently in second year of Bachelor in Psychology. I wanted to enhance my teaching skill, by understanding physiological and psychological human functioning, as well as psychology of children's development.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, as well as Child Protection Policy level 1.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I am graduated from Conservatory of Reims and Perpignan in France, and from the Royal College of Music where I studied with Melissa Phelps. I received guidance from Marc-Didier Thirault, Yvan Chiffoleau, Helene Dautry, Alexander Chaushian.
I received advices and had masterclasse with, Gary Hoffman, Michel Strauss, Natalie Klein, Moray Welsh.
I have a good orchestral experience, ENO scheme (2011) plus extra concerts at Coliseum, and played under the baton of many famous conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Lorin Maazel, Nicholas Collon, John Wilson, Sian Edwards.
I won the Anna Shuttleworth prize.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Musicians' Union Member
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My student did very well this year, succeeding with distinction to their grades.
I am teaching in different environment such as state schools, private schools, privately, all ages. I can prepare for scholarships too.
• Bachelor of Music (hons)
• MMus in Performance (Distinction)
• Musicians Union
Axelle is a brilliant teacher. She knows how to inspire, challenge and make you aim to be the best you can be. In just a short time she has taken me from being a complete beginner to playing in an amateur orchestra! I would highly recommend her!
[â€¦] Axelle encourages me to achieve to the best of my ability both physically and mentally by getting me to slow down, and savour what happens with and between every note. When I look perplexed she provides analogies (or anecdotes) to ensure I grasp each concept and ensures that every lesson although demanding is fun and rewarding. Axelle clearly enjoys teaching and inspiring, and her playing is a joy to hear. I recommend Axelle to anyone of any age who wants to learn, improve and enjoy playing the cello.
Axelle has been teaching our daughter for almost four years. She has a real passion for working with children and cares enormously about their progress. Her passion and dedication are remarkable. Our daughter has made great progress during her time with Axelle and always tries to give her best and produce a beautiful sound on her cello. She passed her first three grades with distinction, a testimony to Axelle's high quality teaching.
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