I aim to give each student the opportunity to learn at their own pace, so that they fully understand what they are doing.
Developing both the technical and musical aspects of the student's playing is essential for consistent improvement. Myself and my students do some Solfa singing (doh, re, mi) and movement work (with the body) together, both of which make a huge difference to their understanding of the musical language.
I also offer practice supervision (strings and piano students), in which I assist them with "How" to practice; this could be how to go about improving rhythm, playing with a stable beat/rhythm, taking a difficult section of a piece to bits, and so on. Practice technique and attitude to practice are very important.
Cello is my main instrument. I teach the Cello from beginner to advanced level, and perform in a variety of settings. Some of my recordings are online - Amazing Grace, Scarborough Fair and Hallelujah, which I have arranged for several cellos.
Piano is my second instrument. I teach beginners to ABRSM Grade 5/6 level.
£34 per hour pro rata for Cello
£30 per hour pro rata for Piano
£25 per hour pro rata for Practice Supervision (Strings & Piano students)
Need 24 hours notice for cancellations
Chethams School of Music, Manchester
Trinity College of Music, London
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, USA
Master of Music (USA)
Bachelor of Music with Honours (RNCM)
Colourstrings Teaching Certificates (Finland)
Music Together Certificate (USA)
Have taught for Music Schools/Services/Universities in the UK and USA, 2005 to 2013
University of Liverpool 2012 to 2016: Cello Teacher
Currently Self-Employed Teacher and Performer: from 2008
Melaine taught my daughter and is very professional and polite.
Melanie is a well educated young woman and has loved music in all aspects from a young age.
I have known Melanie for a number of years and recommend her as a knowledgeable, thoughtful and eminently helpful tutor. She has wide experience of the world of music, particularly in her dealings with young students from beginners to those with potential to be exceptional performers of the future.
Melanie taught my son cello. He loved her lessons and they inspired a love of the instrument. So we would recommend her very highly.
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