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Instruments Taught


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

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Personal Description:

I am a professional cellist and I was the number 3 cellist of the Philharmonia Orchestra for 5 years between 2004-2009. I am currently the Co-Principal Cellist of the **Removed By Admin** Concert Orchestra where I have been since leaving the Philharmonia. My cello teachers have included Joan Dickson, William Pleeth, Ralph Kirshbaum and Steven Doane. I have performed a number of concertos with various orchestras including the LSO and London Mozart Players. I am married with 2 boys. My eldest is 8 years old and learns Suzuki Piano and my youngest is 5 years old and learns Suzuki cello with me.

Tutoring Experience:

I was Steven Doane's teaching assistant at Eastman School of Muisc in Rochester, New York. When I returned to the UK in 2001 I had a teaching position at the Perse Boys' School in Cambridge, where I taught beginners to advanced students as well as string ensembles. I then taught privately and began studying the Suzuki Method. I am currently teaching my son the cello through the Suzuki method. I have a website for my **Removed By Admin****Web Address Removed**

Tutoring Approach:

The Suzuki method was founded by a Japanese violinist during WWII. The difference between this method and the traditional way of teaching is the child learns the music by ear first. The child listens to the repertoire daily and they then internalize the music. The child then learns how to hold the instrument and perfect their posture and tone. Only when they have a solid foundation/set up do they begin to learn the music that they have been listening to. The child will find learning the pieces easier as the child wiill know the pieces from memory. Unlike the traditional method where scales and exercises are learnt, the repertoire has all the technical points in the music so exercises are not needed. Group lessons are an essential part of the method as this gives the child a chance to play with others, listen and play with other cellists and have fun playing repertoire together. This method allows children to begin learning an instrument as young as 3 years old.

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


  • Eastman School of Music (2001) - Music (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • RNCM (1999) - 2:1 (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

Tags: Harpenden Cello teacher, Harpenden Beginner Cello teacher, Harpenden Intermediate Cello teacher, Harpenden Advanced Cello teacher, Harpenden Expert Cello teacher