I create an individual lesson format to suit the level and need of each student. I like to balance my lesson with thorough technical exercises, performance pieces and theory & harmony.
I am able to teach mixing Suzuki method, French, German, Russian and other traditional teaching methods.
Catherine strives to provide the most comprehensive music lessons for students of all level. As a teacher with over 15 years experience, Catherine balances her lessons between fun and progress, using various teaching methods, activities and technologies.
Whether you have a child at the start of their musical journey, are an adult beginner or returning to music after a break, Catherine can guide each student in the most effective and efficient way to reach the full potential.
The lessons cover every aspect of cello playing including technique, sight-reading, aural, musical expression and theory. Catherine has also been guiding students successfully for their ABRSM and Trinity grade exams, resulting in 100% pass rate (Merit and Distinction).
She is enthusiastic about spreading balanced and efficient music education and has set up Hampstead Music School in 2016.
As a seasoned performer playing in some of the most renowned venues, her students are also taught about concert preparations, overcoming nervousness and stage presence.
I have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate.
Director at Hampstead Music School
Guest Teacher at Havana Music Conservatoire
15+ years teaching privately
[Qualifications & Educations]
Artist Diploma - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, UK
Chamber Music - Pinerolo International Music Academy, Italy
Master of Music degree - Stuttgart University of Arts & Music, Germany
Bachelor of Music degree - Basel Music Academy, Switzerland
Diploma in Orchestral Music - Musikhochschule Saar, Germany
[Awards & Scholarships]
Gladys Bratton Scholarship
Vera Kantrovitch Prize
Vivian Joseph Classical Concerto Competition
Moncalieri European Music Competition (Italy)
Young International Janigro Competition (Croatia)
Richard Wagner Foundation (Germany)
Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Stiftung (Germany)
Hanggi Foundation (Switzerland)
Meindl Society (Germany)
Trinity College London Scholarship
Wigmore Hall, St.Martin-in-the-Fields, St.Jamess' Piccadilly, Royal Opera House, Abbey Road Studios, South Bank Centre, Courchevel International Festival, European Chamber Music Festival & etc.
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