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Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £50.00
Intermediate £50.00
Casual £50.00

Cello

Hourly Fee
Beginner £50.00
Intermediate £50.00
Advanced £50.00
Expert £50.00
Casual £50.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £50.00
Intermediate £50.00
Advanced £50.00
Expert £50.00
Casual £50.00

Composition

Hourly Fee
Beginner £50.00
Intermediate £50.00
Advanced £50.00
Expert £50.00
Casual £50.00

Conducting

Hourly Fee
Beginner £50.00
Intermediate £50.00
Advanced £50.00
Casual £50.00

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Personal Description:

I am a professional performing cellist with a high interest in teaching, research and composition. I am member of Southbank Sinfonia, in the professional experience scheme of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, perform with various chamber groups and play solo concerts.

Since I was 11 and throughout my studies I have actively learned music theory, analysis, composition and arranging, and these skills have followed me closely as a performing cellist. I gained distinction in the composition and performance module at the Royal Northern College of Music (2014) and in the orchestration module at the Royal College of Music (2018). My compositions and arrangements have been performed in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, UK and Brazil.

As an academic I do research in early 17th and early 20th centuries performance practices and music theory, analysis, compositional understandings and instrumental knowlegde prove essential in understanding these topics at a deeper level. I have given lecture recitals to a general audience on my research (particularly on the Bach Suites and Elgar Cello Concerto) and have received great feedback on my simple explanaitions and pedagogical approach.

Tutoring Experience:

Since 2017 I have been Jakob Kullberg's unofficial teaching assistant at the Royal College of Music, giving me unique experience in teaching students of the RCM up to Artist Diploma level. I also have my own class of private students around London between the age of 6 and into the 60s in cello, piano and composition. I also teach online.

My teaching experience began in 2006 when I was employed in a half-year long deputyship at Sandefjord School of Music and Arts, Norway. I taught 10 pupils aged 8-18 weekly, and arranged a concert for them by the end of the year with solos, duos and cello ensemble music, some of which were self-arranged.
During my studies in Stavanger, I was employed as cello teacher at the Kolibri Music Academy where I taught adult beginners. I was also substituting at the Stavanger School of Music and Performing Arts where I taught children from 7-18 in cello and orchestra sectionals.

I have had courses in conducting and ensemble coaching and have led rehearsals of my own compositions and arrangements over many years. I have been principal in various youth orchestras in Norway where I have led sectional rehearsals. As a member of Southbank Sinfonia 2020-2022, I gain much experience and coaching on leading.

Tutoring Approach:

I have a high focus in my teaching on mastering a good cello-technique as a tool of reaching a higher level of musicality and performance. As well as working on isolated technical exercises, I find it important to place the outcome of this into music at an early stage. It is important for the student to understand why this particular technique is important to learn, but also for them to get a direct feeling that it actually improves their playing. By the end, we all take up the cello because we want to play music.

I tailor my teaching to each individual's needs, abilities and goals, so I have various approaches in my teaching depending on what to acheive. I beleive everyone need to know something about music theory to be able to play an instrument. This is to understand the sheet music we will play from, but also to better understand how the instrument works. I have made short theory tests and writing tasks on different levels to use for my students. Working with the material and actually write musical notes increases the musical understanding in my experience. I explain simple and well, and I build up a technical and musical knowledge in my students gradually, introducing one element at the time.

As a composition teacher I typically teach music notation, engraving, how to build up a good melody, harmony and harmonic progressions, how to put harmony to a melody, instrumental knowledge and how to write for various instruments, how to create various effects and characters in your own music and how to arrange already written music for other instruments. I am a flexible teacher, so if you have spesific goals such as exams, I will tailor my teaching accordingly. I am also a keen music analyst and I use this to help performers understand the music that they are playing at a deeper level.

I teach modern cello, early 20th century cello, baroque cello, orchestral repertoire and chamber music, piano, conducting and composition, music theory and orchestration. Besides technique, music making and performance, I can help you towards ABRSM exams, orchestral auditions, 17th and 18th century performance practice, particularly on the J.S. Bach Cello Suites, early 20th century performance practice, and on contemporary music.

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Native Language: Norwegian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Royal College of Music (2019) - MMus in performance Pass (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Stavanger (2018) - Postgraduate Diploma Dictinction (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Stavanger (2017) - Distinction (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Norwegian Academy of Music (2015) - Pass (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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