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Lessons offered by Toby
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Chamber Music
Levels
  • All Levels

Masters graduate from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama offering music theory tutoring in London

Methodology

Music Theory can be confusing and at times daunting. My teaching method is very straight forward. We will break down the papers into topics and create methods around which the questions can be solved. Music theory is all about problem solving and forming connections from topics to find solutions.

My name is Toby and I am a dedicated and passionate musician. I love teaching, performing and sharing my musical experience with others.
I welcome students of all ages and levels.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Cello, Chamber Music and Music Theory

- Tell me about your qualifications.

Grade 8 cello
A in A-level music
BMus (Hons) 2:1 form the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Masters student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

- How much do you charge?

I charge £30 pounds per hour as a standard rate for cello lessons. I offer a consultation lesson at £15 to those students looking for regular lessons.
I offer a package of £230 for the first 10 hours of lessons again for those looking for regular lessons.
I charge £20 per hour for chamber music coaching.

- Where do you teach?

I teach in my house in Angel, London but am also willing to travel to students' houses at no extra cost to those students living in London.

- When are you available?

I am available 7 days a week and am able to fit lessons around students' schedules. I am available throughout school holidays as well as term time.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach students of all ages. I am able to teach students from beginner standard up to music college entrance level.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I only prepare students for qualifications that they wish to achieve. I do not make any of my students take exams if they do not wish but I have no problem preparing students for these if they want.
I have experience with the ABRSM exam syllabus.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Cello playing should be fun and enjoyable. A technical approach is vital, but in service of the music we are trying to make. If you want to learn more about playing, or if you are working towards targets, or would like to become a professional, I can help make that happen!

Background

I am a classical cellist currently working in London. I have completed both my Bachelors and Masters degree in London over the past 6 years.
I have been teaching ABRSM Music Theory for the past 5 years with great success with students averaging distinctions in all grades.

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have been playing the cello for 17 years and have teaching experience with private students up to grade 8 level or music college entrance standard. I also have experience in group tutoring.
Concerto debut in 2010 in Wells Cathedral.
Performed in all major music halls throughout the UK including Southbank and Barbican centres, the Wigmore Hall and LSO St Lukes.
Has participated in extensive chamber music tours to the Far East including major concert halls in Hong Kong, Beijing and Guangzhou.
Was awarded a grant for outstanding young cellists from the Pierre Fournier trust.
Recently won the International Bloch competition in July 2013 with my quartet.
Performed on BBC Radio 3 in the Villa Lobos Total Immersions Project in March earlier this year.
Recently Graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Holds a scholarship to study as a masters student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 2015-2016.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Not as of yet.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I trained at Wells Cathedral Specialist Music School with English cellist Richard May then at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Alexander Baillie for 2 years and
currently with Tim Lowe. I am continuing to study at the Guildhall with Louise Hopkins.

For Chamber music I have studied with many great chamber musicians and string quartets; Endelion String quartet, Wihan string quartet, Chilingirian String quartet, Belcea sting quartet, Alastair Tait, Wolfgang Redik, and Eric Holbarth.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Silk Street Sinfonia

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for online lessons : £40/h
Lessons offered by Toby
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Chamber Music
Levels
  • All Levels

Toby's CV

-Cellist, Jubilee String Quartet
-Artist Diploma scholarship student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
-Class of Louise Hopkins

Education

Wells Cathedral School (specialist music department) 2006-2011
Guildhall School of Music and Drama (BMus hons) 2011-2015
Guildhall School of Music and Drama (MPerf) 2015-2017

Qualifications

BMus (hons) classical cello – Guildhall School of Music and Drama
MPerf (distinction) classical cello – Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Prizes

- Awarded prize for exceptional young cellists in music schools in 2008 by the Pierre Fournier Trust

- 1st prize in the international Bloch Competition with Cavatina Quartet in July 2013

- Help Musicians UK, Fleming Award holder 2016/17

- Help Musicians UK, Karl Motesiczky Scholarship 2017/18

- Musicians Company postgraduate award 2017/18

- Harriet Cohen Memorial Trust scholarship 2018

Performances

- BBC pre-concert Proms July 2016, Antony Payne’s ‘Out of the depths comes song’

- Performance of Schumann piano trio no.1 and Elgar piano quintet with Donald and Vivien Weilerstein, November 2016

- Chilingirian and Friends at King’s Place, November 2016, Bach’s ‘The musical offering’

- Shostakovich Cello concerto No.1 March 2017

- Haydn Cello concerto no.1, September 2016

Recordings

- BBC Radio 3 live broadcast, pre-concert proms, Anthony Payne’s ‘Out of the Depths comes song’ July 2016
- BBC Radio 3 Total Immersions, Chamber music of Villa-Lobos, May 2014


Chamber, Masterclasses/Festivals

- Regular performer on Mendelssohn on Mull chamber festival 2014-16
- Masterclasses with the Chilingirian, Belcea, Endelion and Wihan quartets.

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