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

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Personal Description:

I went to the Purcell School and trained in London and Moscow.My background as a professional performer includes touring North America as principal cellist with the Scottish Baroque Ensemble and a successful solo recital at the Wigmore Hall. I was also the founder, artistic director and principal cellist of Peterborough String Orchestra which was reviewed in The Guardian as having “the sort of responsive precision you expect from a string quartet. The real emotional stuff of music making”.
I am also an in house composer at Kevin Mayhew. My first cello and piano collection - Folk and Beyond - has just been published and my recordings of all the pieces can be heard on You Tube. My cello duets have been published by U.M.P. and SJ Music.

Tutoring Experience:

I love teaching and have taught cello at all levels for more than 40 years. I play the piano well, so I can accompany cello pupils, and I was an ABRSM examiner for 24 years, so know what is required for exams.

I also specialise in teaching improvisation and playing by ear on the cello. I prefer teaching face to face but can give lessons on Zoom.

You can view an interview about my approach to composing and improvising on You Tube.

Tutoring Approach:

Enthusiasm for playing your instrument is my main focus - so I approach every pupil individually. I aim to combine the relaxed, approach of folk music with the passion of the classical world. With this in mind I encourage easy improvisation and playing by ear.

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


  • Royal Academy of Music (1979) - RAM Rec Dip (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Royal College of Music (1978) - ARCM (Performers) (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Royal Academy of Music (1977) - LRAM ( Teachers) (College) (✘ Not On File)

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