Information About Carwyn - Staines teacher
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I am a music graduate from Royal Holloway, University of London. I am an experienced musician across solo, ensemble and orchestral work. Often playing in the Brecon Baroque Festival Orchestra with Rachel Podger, in many musical theatre productions, and also leading my own contemporary music ensemble the Epoch Ensemble. Solo performances include a masterclass on the Bach Suites with Steven Isserlis, and playing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra. Orchestral work includes playing with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, RHUL Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, president of the RHUL Early Music Ensemble, Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. I have also played alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London Mozart Players, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
I first started teaching in 2011, as I prepared some of my old teacher’s pupils for examinations. After this introduction to teaching I took on some of my own pupils, until 2013 when I left home to start University. At University I took on the teaching of some fellow students who who were second instrument Cellists or wanted to learn casually. In my second year at University I started work as a Cello Teacher at ACS Egham International School, and have tought there since. Since beginning my teaching, I have taught pupils individually, in groups as well as setting up ensembles that I rehearse. I have tought pupils across the age spectrum, from 4 years old to parents; and I also have experience in adapting my teaching to cater for pupils with various learning and behavioural difficulties, as well as hearing impairments
In terms of a teaching philosophy I believe strongly in giving pupils a good core technique. I have encountered many musicians in my life who have been hindered by learning poor technique with early teachers which can take considerable time to un-learn. I understand that not every pupil wishes to be a professional musician, but I want to make sure that none of my pupils have an upper-limit set on their potential through poor technique. I also like to spend some time introducing pupils to practice techniques, so that they can maximise their improvement not only during lessons but at home during the week. Above all I believe that pupils progress is most pronounced when they enjoy their lesons and love playing their instrument. To this end I try to encourage the same love that was inspired in me by my first teacher.
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Additional Languages: Welsh
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal Holloway, University of London (2018) - Music Composition (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Royal Holloway, University of London (2016) - Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)