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Hugh offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Fee
Beginner £55.00
Intermediate £55.00
Advanced £55.00
Expert £55.00
Casual £55.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £55.00
Intermediate £55.00
Advanced £55.00
Expert £55.00
Casual £55.00

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Personal Description:

I am an experienced cello teacher located in the Muswell Hill/Highgate area, offering cello lessons to help students achieve their musical aspirations. I am currently the cello tutor for the undergraduate music students at King's College London. My teaching philosophy centers around fostering discipline, nurturing a curious mindset, and most importantly, ensuring that playing the cello is a fun and enjoyable experience for my students.

As a recent top graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, I have embarked on an international career as a professional cellist, exploring various creative avenues. Drawing from my own experiences as a professional, I possess extensive knowledge of the journey from practice room to performance.

My lessons are personalized to meet the unique needs of each student and typically range from 30 to 90 minutes. I strive to instill discipline for effective practice, encourage curiosity to explore new musical ideas, and promote healthy self-esteem in relation to creative expression. Additionally, I can provide tips and tricks to enhance productivity and make the most out of the learning experience.

My teaching approach is geared towards performance preparation, and I am enthusiastic about helping students find opportunities to showcase their talents. I am also adept at preparing students for graded exams and other musical goals. Currently, I am accepting a limited number of students for in-person lessons, although online lessons can be arranged upon request.

Tutoring Experience:

- Private teaching young people and adults alike for over 8 years
- Cello tutor for undergraduate students at King's College London
- Experienced professional cellist with a comprehensive understanding of cello playing and performance at an international level
- Top graduate of the Royal Academy of Music
- Studied with world’s leading cellists such as Hannah Roberts, Jonathan Manson, Jeroen Reuling, Gary Hoffman, Sung Won Yang, Antonio Lysy, Alban Gerhardt, Alisa Weilerstein, Steven Isserlis, Natasha Brofsky, David Watkin, Philip Higham, Steven Doane, Colin Carr, Bonian Tian and Adrian Brendel

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to lessons is founded on a student-centric approach, tailoring my teaching to the individual needs and goals of each student. I believe that building a strong technical foundation is crucial, and I strive to instill a deep understanding of musical concepts while nurturing a love for music in my students. I prioritise creating a positive and inclusive learning environment that fosters creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking. I also believe in incorporating diverse repertoire that reflects the interests and aspirations of my students, while also exposing them to a wide range of musical styles and genres. I am committed to guiding my students towards achieving their full potential, whether they are beginners taking their first steps in learning the cello or advanced players seeking to refine their skills.

As a cello teacher, I understand the importance of effective communication and building a strong rapport with my students and their parents. I am dedicated to providing regular feedback, setting clear goals, and tracking progress to ensure continuous improvement. I am also committed to helping my students develop self-discipline, perseverance, and resilience, which are valuable skills that can be applied beyond the realm of music.

I am passionate about sharing my love for the cello and music with my students, and I am excited to inspire and guide them on their musical journey.

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


  • Royal Academy of Music (2023) - DipRAM (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Academy of Music (2023) - Master of Arts (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Academy of Music (2021) - 1:1 BMus Hons Cello Performance (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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