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Caroline
« I feel like I've really progressed with Polly in just a few lessons.... More »
C
Caroline
« I feel like I've really progressed with Polly in just a few lessons. She's given me loads of handy tips to help me make a better sound on my cello. We've done all of our lessons over Zoom, and everything has worked really well so far. I'm really happy that I have been able to gain some of her really great insights, even though we live in different cities! She has an extensive knowledge of all types of techniques for every part of playing - from helping me improve my bow hold, to vibrato, changing positions, tuning, plucking... basically helping you understand how to move every part of your body to make things easier/a better sound. She makes the lessons really bespoke to what you need/want to improve on. We're even going to work on some folky techniques, which I'm looking forward to. I would 100% recommend lessons with Polly, my playing has come on leaps and bounds already - and she makes the lessons really fun! »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Polly
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Cello
Levels
  • All Levels

Creative, fun and individually tailored online cello lessons. Also offering engaging online music theory lessons!

Methodology

I have a passion for encouraging creativity on the cello, built on a strong technical foundation. As a keen improviser and session cellist working across all genres from classical and baroque through to jazz, rock and pop, I love to incorporate this knowledge and experience into my cello teaching. I have taught many students from beginners through to advanced.
I also teach music theory lessons, following either the Rockschool syllabus or the ABRSM syllabus, with a fun yet focussed approach.

Experience

I am a professional freelance cellist with a first class honours degree from the Royal Northern College of Music and over 10 years of teaching experience. I have taught both groups and individuals of all ages and abilities, with a flexible approach to suit all!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Lessons offered by Polly
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Cello
Levels
  • All Levels

Polly's CV

Qualifications:
Royal Northern College of Music
2011-2015
BMus (Hons) – First Class

Junior Trinity College of Music
2008-2011

Teaching Work and Experience:
Cello Teaching Artist at Opera North In Harmony
2016-2020

Private 1 to 1 cello lessons
2009-present

LIME Music for Health Musician in Hospital
2014-present

Teaching Music in Ghana – JayNii Streetwise Foundation
2017

Pulse Arts CIC (making music on hospital wards)
2016

Performance experience:
Banff Centre Winter Musician in Residence (Canada)
2016

Remote recording sessions for artists and bands around the world, including Bill Laurance
Ongoing

Kaleidoscope Orchestra
2018-present

Solo performances at Band on the Wall, Matt & Phred's, The Sage Gateshead, Leeds Town Hall, Lancaster Jazz Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Canmore Folk Festival

Cellist in Indie/Rock band Ideal Forgery – performing at festivals and venues throughout the UK and Isle of Man
2016-present

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1 recommendation

C
Caroline

I feel like I've really progressed with Polly in just a few lessons. She's given me loads of handy tips to help me make a better sound on my cello.

We've done all of our lessons over Zoom, and everything has worked really well so far. I'm really happy that I have been able to gain some of her really great insights, even though we live in different cities!

She has an extensive knowledge of all types of techniques for every part of playing - from helping me improve my bow hold, to vibrato, changing positions, tuning, plucking... basically helping you understand how to move every part of your body to make things easier/a better sound.

She makes the lessons really bespoke to what you need/want to improve on. We're even going to work on some folky techniques, which I'm looking forward to.

I would 100% recommend lessons with Polly, my playing has come on leaps and bounds already - and she makes the lessons really fun!

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