Lessons are always tailored for the learning style and learning speed of the student and are always being adapted to keep the student engaged and having fun while learning. Musicality and enjoyment are the main focus while improving technical capability. I teach music as a language for storytelling, giving context, life, and imagination to the notes instead of having a purely mechanical approach to playing without losing the technical side of learning an instrument.
Lessons range from 30 min-1 hour
Experience teaching all levels and ages.
Teaching qualification: LRAM certificate (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music)- a licence to teach music in the context of a principal-study discipline, reflecting practices in the state and public sectors and emphasising employability and relevance as key aims.
I am a cellist born in Vancouver, Canada. I started learning the cello when I was 10 years old and after finishing high school, moved to Essen, Germany to do my BA at the Folkwang University of the Arts and have now finished my MA at the Royal Academy of Music here in London. I have worked and learned from many great cellists and have had the opportunity to play in orchestras, as a soloist, and in chamber music settings in many different countries around the world. I have also been able to develop teaching experience working with children from the age of 6 to 17 while studying.
Garwyn is an excellent cello teacher. He is very patient, calm and enthusiastic about teaching. My seven-year old son enjoys learning music from him and he has improved very much over the time.
Garwyn is a highly skilled musician who coaches in a way that unlocks creativity in all musicians ranging from beginners to expert levels. He has an impressive depth of knowledge, particularly when it comes to postural difficulties - whether your goal is to get out of bad habits or build good ones. He will be able to devise the perfect plan for you no matter what your goals are. He has been a dear friend and colleague of mine for many years. I recommend him highly and without reservation.
Garwyn helped me to learn the basics of playing the cello in a clear, helpful and insightful way. He was always very patient and helpful and I’m sure he is able to teach any level to a very high standard. Thanks Garwyn!
Garwyn is thoughtful and attentive. He has been my tutor for a few months now and I feel confident in the skills that he has taught me so far. He is on time and has been happy to answer any questions I have. He is enthusiastic and knowledgable about cello and it comes across. I really enjoy our lessons together :). Look forward to more lessons!
Garwyn is an accomplished cellist, an interesting and well-rounded person and a sensitive and flexible teacher. Highly recommended.
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