- Hourly rate £60
- Response Time 1h
- Number of students 25
Passionate and experienced cello teacher offers individuals lessons in London and online
- at their home
- at your home
- By webcam
We host the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Aurélien will be happy to arrange your first Music Theory lesson.
About the lesson
My lessons always take place in a friendly, supportive environment.
I adapt my methodology to the specific needs of my students and give them the tools to improve with confidence and musical awareness!
For the youngest in particular, but also for the most experienced, my pedagogy is based on learning through experimentation, research and active listening, in order to allow the student to find by himself the solutions to the various difficulties that the instrument can present. In my lessons,
I am familiar with many different methods and pedagogies and use each one according to the situation. In my lessons, music and technique always go hand in hand, the ultimate goal being to encourage expression through the instrument.
I believe in teaching in a way that encourages exchange between student and teacher and never try to impose a rigid method on my students. Although serious and demanding, I adapt to the pace of each student.
- Music Theory
- Musical education
I am Aurelien, a cellist and teacher with over 7 years of teaching experience.
I am passionate about passing on my love for music and cello playing, and teaching is at the very heart of my instrumental practice.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with students of all levels, ages and backgrounds. I am committed to helping each of my students to develop their full potential in the best possible way, and have developed a great deal of flexibility in my teaching.
Many of my students have successfully auditioned at conservatoires and passed their exams with flying colours. But most importantly, I am a positive and joyful person, and value the pleasure of learning and making music above all, so that the lesson is always an enjoyable time for everyone!
Perfect! Aurélien is a very enthusiastic cello teacher who helped me overcome many difficulties I had. He focuses equally on both technical and musical aspects and every lesson is enjoyable.
I cannot but highly recommend Aurélien as a cello teacher. I made extensive progress thanks to him: he provided me with tips and tricks to work new repertoire by myself!
Perfect! Aurelien is an excellent teacher. He has got to know my son and tailored his learning to best engage and interest him in playing the cello. They have been writing and playing his favourite songs together and creating some beautiful sounds. My son looks up to Aurelien and I couldn't think of a better person for him to see as a role model as he is very gentle and respectful whilst working hard to achieve progress and joy within his lessons.
Perfect! After ~2 years without cello lessons we needed a tutor who would reignite our son’s passion for music, the cello and practicing. Aurélien was careful to understand our son’s needs, hopes and knowledge and super-positive about progress and commitment (which helped to reinforce the importance of practice). Aurélien is a fantastic tutor, kind and committed and I highly recommend. Thank you Aurélien for helping our son :-)
Après ~2 ans sans cours de violoncelle, nous avions besoin d'un prof qui raviverait la passion en notre fils pour la musique, le violoncelle et surtout le travaille entre les leçons :-). Aurélien a pris soin des besoins, les espoirs et les connaissances de notre fils et était super positif qui a contribué à renforcer l'importance de la pratique. Aurélien est un prof fantastique, gentil et engagé et je le recommande vivement. Merci Aurélien d'avoir tant aidé notre fils :-)
- Aurélien's response : I had a great time teaching Liv's son, Sol. He is a promising cellist and I wish him all the best for the future!
Perfect! First lesson with Aurélien today he was really careful with our 8 years son Hadrien and they had a really good first contact. Hadrien enjoyed his lesson and was really happy to play cello again.
Perfect! Au delà de la technique, Aurélien développe l'écoute et le sens musical. Qu'il soit technique comme un exercice ou une gamme, ou qu'il ait trait à une partition en cours d'apprentissage, chaque moment du cours est résolument mélodieux. Son accompagnement ou contrechant au violoncelle enrichit le sens de son enseignement et renforce la motivation.
Perfect! Aurélien teached me during one year as a debutant that i was. It was a very pleasant moment and experience for me. He is an extremely nice person and a very good professional. His way of teaching is not only very nice and patient but also very productive in a sense that we did a lot of progression together. Aurélien helped me a lot to understand fast some basics i did not had before. He helped me a lot with some exercises to adapt my fingers and my position as i have very small hands. He was very quareful to all movements I did and he correct them progressively. Aurélien was for me a very good teacher and a special nice and elegant person. Unfortunatly for me he is no longer in Paris.
- Aurélien's response : Ada is a very joyfull and passionate student.It has been a pleasure to give her cello lessons !
Perfect! Aurelien has been a really good cello teacher and was able to help me master this instrument. He's very precise and knows how to push his students to their best. You can be sure, I went to his lessons with motivation and I couldn't wait for it every week. You can hire him without any hesitation, I strongly recommend him.
- Aurélien's response : Lessons with Kevin went perfectly fine. He is a talented student, and giving him some cello lessons has been a pleasure !
Perfect! Les cours avec Aurélien se sont très bien déroulés ! C’est un excellent pédagogue, passionné par son instrument, il prend le temps d'expliquer clairement les choses et est attentif aux détails.
Je le recommande vivement !
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I have taken my first class with Aurelien about a year ago, and it’s been a real pleasure ever since. He has helped me unlock my potential and developed my passion while adapting to my needs and pace. The flexibility and originality in Aurelien’s approach is what makes him an outstanding teacher. On top of combining teaching and studying, Aurelien is always available to answer any questions I might have, giving me extra support whenever I need. Aurelien is very calm yet very dynamic and friendly, and I am always looking forward to my next lesson with him. Studying with Aurelien has brought back cello at the centre of my life, and I could not recommend him more as a teacher.
Aurélien is a fantastic cello teacher, for adults and children -he is currently my teacher as well as my son’s teacher-
He adapts well the teaching style to what we want to achieve and develop. He is particularly enthusiastic and engaging with children, making them work and grow with confidence and fun.
Really enjoy classes with Aurélien. He is super friendly and I could see the improvements after just a few classes!
Knowing Aurélien from a professional context for a few now, I would highly recommend him as a teacher! He is a very sensible, thoughthrought and creative person. I believe he can adapt his teaching to all different profils of pupils to transmit his passion for music.
I recommand Aurelien as a cello teacher.
I know him from the musical professional area and he is an accomplished and passionate musician with many qualities : experienced, patient, demanding and positiv, he is also able to adapt his teaching when necessary and to understand fully his students.
Aurelien est un excellent professeur : passion pour la musique qu'il transmet durant ses cours, toujours de bons conseils, ponctuel, exigeant mais très à l'écoute, adaptable... Les cours sont devenus un vrai plaisir, ce qui m'a réconcilié avec mes 9 années de conservatoire que j'avais trouvé beaucoup trop "scolaires".
En résumé si vous recherchez un prof compétent, exigeant , mais qui saura rendre l'apprentissage / le perfectionnement du violoncelle "ludique", Aurelien est votre professeur.
Pédagogue, patient et surtout passionné, Aurélien est un excellent professeur ! Ses cours se passent toujours dans une très bonne ambiance, à la fois agréable, détendue et studieuse. Sa passion pour le violoncelle est hautement communicative, et il a à cœur de transmettre ses connaissances de ce merveilleux instrument à l’élève… Je vous le recommande donc vivement !
Compétent, patient, pédagogue et sympathique.
Aurélien est très agréable et ses cours se déroulent dans un climat très détendu mais carré. Il veille au grain quant à nos imprécisions sur le violoncelle et est très pédagogue ! Je recommande très vivement !
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- 5h: £280
- 10h: £550
Find out more about Aurélien
When did you first develop a passion for music and your favourite instrument?
My first encounter with the cello was when I was 5 years old. My mother used to play me a CD of Bach's cello suites, and that's how I started playing the cello. I guess I fell in love with that low, dark and mellow voice… Later on, my first experience in a symphony orchestra was the thing that decided me to become a professional musician. It was the fascinating teachers I met along the way that pushed me to teach, and I owe them a lot for that.
Is there a particular type music or artist that you listen to on a loop without it driving you crazy?
I often listen to pieces over and over again but for short periods of time. I like to change often and discover new works. If there are any I always come back to, it's the Bach Suites and Schubert's Lieder in classical, Ruben Gonzalez's piano and the wonderful voices of Stacey Kent and Ella Fitzgerald in jazz. I never get bored with them!
Explain to us the most difficult or riveting course you could personally give to a student of music.
Learning music is such a personal thing. What is very complex for some is obvious for others. But I guess if I were to give something incredibly difficult to work on, it would be a contemporary work, like Ligeti or Boulez. That can drive any musician crazy! Or some Indian polyrhythms, that could be fun.
What do you think is the most complicated instrument to master and why?
Again, it depends on the person learning. I have seen students learn instruments with amazing speed despite their difficulty while struggling with 'easier' instruments. It's all a question of sensitivity... If you love the voice of an instrument and are passionate about it, that already makes it easier! For me, the piano is incredibly difficult - you can learn how to play easy things quickly, but to master is a different kind of challenge...
What are your keys to success?
A lot of passion, a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of hard work.
Name three musicians you dream of meeting in your favourite bar in the early hours of the morning. Explain why.
One of them I have already met in this kind of context: Yo-Yo Ma. A man of genius and absolute kindness. One of the most inspiring and eclectic living artists.
Santiago Cañon-Valencia, one of the coolest musicians around. I would love to share a drink with him!
A bit anachronistic: Ruben Gonzalez, to ask him the secrets of his energy and zest of living! The sound of his piano just makes me smile.
Provide a valuable anecdote related to music or your days at music school.
I teach in this summer course every year, to about 15 teenagers. They are so funny, you are never short of anecdotes with them. But just to see them playing together on stage, making music and sharing it with their audience is one of the most beautiful things I've experienced in my job...
What are the little touches that make you a Superprof in music?
I think I simply am a teacher who is passionate about his job. I am patient, positive and honest with my students. Learning how to play an instrument can take a lifetime, and I strive to make the process as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.