I'm an inspired and deeply committed cello teacher, whose primary goal is to empower pupils to express themselves and enjoy learning.
My lessons are engaging, fun, and productive. As a third generation music teacher with over 7 years of experience, I understand that the key to successful teaching is positivity, good communication and consistency. Whether your goals are to complete ABRSM exams, join an orchestra, play a specific piece, or anything else, I'm happy to guide you!
I believe that all people have musical potential and can enjoy the benefits of learning an instrument. I have experience working with students with physical disabilities as well as learning challenges, and have taught students whose ages range from 6- 60+! I work to tailor my teaching to the needs of each student.
Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. Hope to hear from you soon!
Having grown up in a family of music tutors, I had my first private cello student when I was 17 years old. Since then, I have maintained an ongoing studio of excellent private pupils. In addition, I am currently an Instrumental Tutor at Opera North In Harmony and have previously taught at the Corryville Suzuki Project Summer Courses in America. I am also currently pursuing a PGCEi in group string teaching accredited through Birmingham City University in partnership with London Music Masters.
I also enjoy a successful performing career, which complements and inspires my teaching. I have performed at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and with many ensembles, including the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic for live broadcast on BBC radio 3.
My studio is located in Whalley Range, just off Princess Road. It is easily accessible from Chorlton, Firswood, Didbsury, Withington, Fallowfield, Hulme, Old Trafford, and Rusholme. I'm also available for lessons over zoom.
Cancellation must be made at least 24 hours in advance unless in the case of illness or emergency. If the student cancels because of a non emergency, for instance a scheduling error, I request that the full price of the lesson still be paid in acknowledgement of the time and energy expended in planning of the cancelled session.
2020- 21 Instrumental Tutor, Cello (1 year contract) In Harmony Opera North
2019- 20 Instrumental Tutor, Cello (1 year contract) In Harmony Opera North
2018 PES Participant In Harmony Liverpool placement through the RNCM
2016- 17 Cover Cello Instructor Cincinnati Music Academy
2015- 17 Cello Instructor Corryville Suzuki Project Summer Camp
2019 Extra Work BBC Philharmonic
2018 PES Participant Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Performance Experience Scheme at the RNCM
2017 Principal Cello Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestral training Platform at the RNCM
2016-17 Principal Cello, CCM Philharmonia- Selected to perform solo cello part in Haydn Sinfonia Concertante
2013- 17 Extra Work in USA, Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Constella Festival Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Middletown Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton Fairfield Symphony Orchestra, Clermont Philharmonic
2020- Present PGCEi, Birmingham City University, in partnership with London Music Masters, Birmingham, UK
2017- 2019 MMus in Cello Performance, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK
Principal Study with Eduardo Vassallo
2013- 17 BMus in Cello Performance, The University of Cincinnati- College Conservatory of Music, Ohio, USA.
Principal study with Ilya Finkelshteyn and Lee Fiser
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