Homepage Help
Help Tutoring Jobs
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Richard
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
Taught subjects
  • Cello
  • All Levels

Professional cellist offering private tuition in the Ely/Cambridge area. Graduate & Post Graduate of The Royal Northern College of Music.


I am a professional cellist with over 30 years experience as a performer, teacher and mentor. I am based near Ely in Cambridgeshire. I am passionate about teaching and thrive on the successes of my students.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach cello to students of all abilities and backgrounds. I also offer performance coaching to more advanced students and groups.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have both a Post Graduate and Graduate Diploma in Advanced Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Currently studying as a Post Graduate at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

- How much do you charge?

I charge £35 per hour. But I tend to discuss this during initial contact as the length of a lesson depends entirely on the standard and age of the student. For new students I like to offer a free consultation lesson, at which we can discuss aims, goals etc.

- Where do you teach?

Currently I teach at Berkshire Maestros Music School and Dartford Music School ( The Mick Jagger Centre ) as a cello specialist, as well as my own private practice in Ely.

- When are you available?

I teach at a mutually agreed time, mainly evenings and weekends.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach all ages and abilities, so please do get in touch to discuss how I can help. I enjoy teaching adults and very happy to guide adult beginners and tailor lessons to suit.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I teach the ABRSM and Trinity College syllabus. However, I appreciate that not all students want or are interested in taking formal exams, so I am very happy to help those who just enjoy playing and seek improvement. I have many years of experience of entering students for exams and diplomas, with an excellent success rate.


- What kind of experience do you have?

With over 30 years experience, I have taught for many years as a peripatetic teacher within schools and specialist music schools such as Blackburn School of Music, Barking & Dagenham Music Service, Kent Music School and Kensington & Chelsea College, as well as directing Youth Orchestras and chamber music coaching. During my final year at the Royal Northern College of Music, I was asked to contribute to the formation of its String Teachers Course. Do check out my personal website which will tell you more about my performing experience as a West End performer and orchestral player.

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


- Where and with whom did you train?

From the age of 14 I studied with Paul Ives (BBC Symphony) at the Shropshire School of Music, and then at the Royal Northern College of Music I was lucky enough to study with eminent cellists Marius May (soloist), Antonio Lysy (soloist) and Eduardo Vassallo (CBSO). Whilst at the RNCM I also took part in masterclasses with Bruno Shrecker, Steven Isserlis and Leonid Gorokhov.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

I am a member of the Musicians Union, and The European String Teachers Association (ESTA)


Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £35/h
Lessons offered by Richard
The lessons will be held
at his home
Taught subjects
  • Cello
  • All Levels

Richard's CV

For more information visit my website at: (concealed information)

Similar tutors

cello lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.

Deryn (PLM, B Mus Hons) - beginner to advanced cello lessons in Knaresborough and surrounding areas
  • (8 reviews)

I'm as passionate about teaching music as I am about playing and composing it. I hope to share that passion with you! If you...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Experienced cellist and teacher offering cello lessons in Bristol, all ages and abilities welcome!
1st lesson free!

I have been playing professionally as well as teaching privately and in schools since graduating in 2012. I have explored...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Ystrad Mynach
Professional musician here to give you bespoke winds and strings tuition at a reasonable rate
  • (10 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I believe in curating lessons specifically for each student. Whether you’re a beginner or wanting to sharpen your skills,...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Masters student in Manchester offering Cello lessons for all ages and abilities.
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I have been teaching since 2013. During October 2015 - July 2017, I was a part time teacher for Swansea Music Service in...

Face to face lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour £35 Not available Not available
Reserve a lesson