James studied at the Royal College of Music. He is the cellist in the Billroth string quartet, (concealed information) who appear regularly on the television programme 'Dave Gorman's Modern Life is Goodish'
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
James teaches the cello, from beginners to any level. He also teaches music theory and chamber music. James has studied Art of Teaching, Improvisation, Orchestral Arrangement, Composition, Music Computer Studies and Conducting. He directs several children's string orchestras in London.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Mmus Trinity College of Music, Bmus (hons) Royal College of Music (performance: cello)
- How much do you charge?
£35 an hour. James is also happy to teach in 40 minute slots [at £25] Sometimes this is preferable for younger students
- Where do you teach?
James teaches at home in Chelmsford from a room designated towards private music lessons. Ingatestone, Billericay, Stock, Colchester, Essex
- When are you available?
James is available on Monday to Thursday from 16:00 and Friday evenings (19:00 onwards). He also teaches on Sunday at any time.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
James teaches pupils of all ages up to any level. Already James teaches a diverse nature of students from beginner to post-diploma levels
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
James prepares students for either ABRSM or Trinity Exams depending on suitability. He is also quite happy to teach without following the path of exams should the pupil prefer.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I am an experienced performer and teacher who has led a really exciting life through music. My quartet are regular guests on the television programme 'Dave Gorman's Modern Life is Goodish', which currently play most nights on the channel Dave. As a quartet we have also toured in several countries including a grand concert tour of China. I play with several orchestras in London and have even played on television shows such as the X - factor. I am really enthusiastic about my teaching and am happy to help all my students through every step of their journey in learning the cello. My students really enjoy their music; producing recordings, performing in concerts and making music a rich part of their lives.
- What kind of experience do you have?
James is orchestral director for Pro Corda Young String Experience in central London. He is a cello tutor / conductor and theory coach at Pembroke Academy of Music and cello teacher at Hackney Youth Orchestra Trust. James is a cello tutor for THAMES (Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service) where he has worked for 5 years. He currently teaches cello in 4 secondary schools in East London and has over ten years experience, teaching privately since 2005.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
James studied with Sasha Boyarsky at the Royal College of Music. He studied with David Kenedy at Trinity College of Music. James has also studied with cellists Gillian Thoday, Peter Adams and Tim Lowe. As a chamber musician James studied with Michael Bochmann.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Incorporated Society of Musicians
- Tell me about some of your current students.
James teaches a large range of different pupils of varying age and ability. He runs three string orchestras, two theory classes and hours of private cello lessons every week. He is involved in several music courses across the country where he coaches chamber music and gives extra lessons and master-classes.
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