Hello! I'm a cellist and pianist looking to teach people of all ages and abilities. I'm based in Didsbury and look forward to showing you how rewarding music really can be!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach the cello, piano, GCSE/A Level Music, Chamber Music, and ABRSM Graded Music Theory Exams.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
2004: ABRSM Grade 8 Cello - Distinction
2007 - 2010: First Class BA(Hons) degree in music from Leeds College of Music (LCM)
2010 - 2012: MMus in Solo Performance (Distinction) from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)
- How much do you charge?
£12.50 for half an hour
£18 for 45 minutes
£25 for 1 hour
I offer a free 30 minute consultation lesson so you can come along and have a taster. We can also talk about your aims and decide what the best plan of action is for you.
- Where do you teach?
Ideally I would like to teach at my house. However, if necessary, I can travel to the student's house if it's not too far from my house (East Didsbury, M20 5AA).
I teach at Leeds College of Music every Thursday and have spaces for new pupils who live in Leeds and want to learn on a Thursday.
- When are you available?
My timetable is very flexible. I am confident I can find a time that suits us both.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Cello: ALL ages and ALL levels are welcome!
Piano: Beginner - Grade 4
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare my students for any exams, but the most popular choice is the ABRSM Graded Examinations. I am also able to prepare students for scholarship auditions, music college auditions and orchestral auditions.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I look forward to meeting you, and helping you on your journey to becoming a fine musician!
- What kind of experience do you have?
Teaching experience: I have taught the cello for a number of years now. I have also given many cello sectionals and coached ensembles (quartets/trios etc) over the last few years. I am a cello professor at Leeds College of Music where I teach on the Further Education course.
Performing experience: I have given many recitals, both as soloist and in a string quartet, around the UK. Notable venues include Leeds Town Hall, Manchester Town Hall, British Gas Headquarters, Worcester and Hertford College Chapels (Oxford) and The Venue (Leeds). I regularly record for film and television, and frequently appear on BBC Radio 4. Recent engagements include a tour of Sweeney Todd in Leeds (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Manchester (Royal Exchange).
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Leeds College of Music: Juliet Welchman and Judith Burgin (DipRCM, ARCM)
Royal Northern College of Music: Emma Ferrand (DipRAM, ARAM, FRNCM)
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
The Musician's Union.
European String Teachers Association.
• First Class BA(Hons) - Leeds College of Music
• M.Mus. (Distinction) - Royal Northern College of Music
• CRB - Checked
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