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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £45.00
Expert £45.00
Casual £45.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £45.00
Expert £45.00
Casual £45.00

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Personal Description:

I went to the Purcell School and then trained in London and Moscow.My background as a professional performer includes touring North America as principal cellist with the Scottish Baroque Ensemble and making a successful solo debut at the Wigmore Hall. In 1983 I founded and became artistic director 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 recently recorded Bach’s first, third and fifth unaccompanied cello suites. I also arrange and compose music for cello and piano, for string duet and cello quartet and SJ Music has published my cello duet arrangements of Four Famous Opera Arias. **Removed By Admin**

Tutoring Experience:

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

Tutoring Approach:

When starting a new instrument it is important to have good tuition. This will help you avoid developing bad habits and make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible. I grew up in London and was lucky enough to have had some superb string instrument teachers myself. Although they have influenced me, I have developed my own approach to teaching which includes encouraging pupils to improvise and play by ear as well as giving them a secure background in classical technique.For intermediate and advanced pupils I run a cello ensemble which is ideal for meeting new people and learning about chamber music.Above all I respond to every pupil individually, based on what they want to achieve on the cello.

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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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