Information About Elliot - Billericay teacher
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Hi! I'm a cellist living in Essex who has just graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Although I do not intend to become a professional musician, I have a keen interest in performing music - the cello has been a major part of my life since my teenage years and I'd love to pass on this passion to others with an interest in developing their own playing!
I achieved a Distinction at ABRSM Grade 8 Cello aged 14, and have subsequently played as Principal Cellist with Essex Youth Orchestra, the University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Warwick Chamber Orchestra. At university I was also a member of a student string quartet, performing at corporate functions for conferences and charity dinners, as well as at official university functions. I have previously been selected to participate in masterclasses with noted musicians Jo Coles, William Bruce, and Nicola Benedetti.
I have experience leading sectional rehearsals as an orchestral cellist, including my school's cello ensemble. Throughout my time playing I have met and worked with a number of teachers, and I know what techniques are effective - I am also aware of the common pitfalls that some of these tutors fall into, and would design my lessons to avoid these… I have participated in outreach projects, tutoring members of junior orchestras, and showcasing the cello to young people in assemblies and relaxed performances.
My approach to teaching is anchored in an understanding of the needs and goals of each individual tutee. For those more serious students, I can help improve technique, whilst for more casual learners I adopt a repertoire-first approach, whereby exposure to new technique is more gradual, arising at each student's own pace. A key part of my teaching revolves around developing my tutees' general musicianship. This involves encouraging them to reflect on the music they are playing, its historical context and its meaning. This improves aptitude for performance but, more significantly, it makes the process of learning an instrument more fulfilling and rewarding!
I firmly believe that classical music isn't something stuffy and outdated, but something that can be exciting, fresh and fun - I am committed to ensuring my tutees' experience reflects this!
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- ABRSM (2014) - Grade 8 Cello - Distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)