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Music: a Sixth Sense

Learning a musical instrument is, to most, a new hobby, a chance to feel good about yourself, a...

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Teaching From The Balance Point

I think Edward Kreitman’s Teaching from the Balance Point is very useful for teachers and...

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Organised practice

Practising can feel like a chore at any age and stage until you know how to practise...

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Practice: the Nutritional Component of Music

At various points in my musical development, I have found myself asking teachers and colleagues...

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    I am a musician working in both Stratford upon Avon and in London, mostly as a composer, but I continue to teach instruments as I find it fascinating and challenging. I hope to encourage a love of music-making, and a sense of personal achievement.
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    I am a friendly and enthusiastic musician who would love to teach you or your child. My lessons are fun and engaging, with an emphasis on developing a really sound technique to enable you fully to express yourself in your playing.
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    Passionate Cello teacher, inspiring, enthusiast, dynamic. Thoughtful of the need of each different pupils, I am experienced in teaching children and adults, all level. I love to create beautiful music and share my knowledge with my students.
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    I am an experienced and highly qualified teacher providing music lessons to beginner and advanced level students.
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    I am an enthusiastic and committed teacher. I encourage my students to become musically independent, constantly broadening their imaginations and skill base and help them develop a unique musical voice.
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    I am a young, passionate cellist currently in my 2nd year at the Royal College of Music and living in London.
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  • Teaching method books

    Alice Perrin Cello Teacher (South East London) Picture As part of my LTCL module at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, I am constantly learning new teaching methods as well as how different students might respond to them. The following books have been really helpful for this: Paul Harris: 'Improve your teaching: the virtuoso teacher',...
  • Teaching From The Balance Point Editor's Pick

    Lauren Jones Cello Teacher (Manchester) Picture I think Edward Kreitman’s Teaching from the Balance Point is very useful for teachers and parents because it very succinctly explains the Suzuki Method while providing a wealth of practical information. Essentially the message is that all children have talent, and their environment determines...
  • Learning Whilst Doing

    Alice Sophie Cello Teacher (South East London) Picture Over the years I have had the opportunity to learn about different teaching styles, which has resulted in my current approach to teaching. My main emphasis is placed on left and right hand technique as well as the posture of the students. Whilst technique work is important, a lot of time should...


  • Thomas McMahon - Biography

    Thomas McMahon Cello Teacher (Birmingham) Picture Born into a musical family, Thomas' early studies were with John Senter. He went on to study at the Birmingham Conservatoire with John Todd, Philip Higham and Alexander Baillie, graduating in 2014 with distinction.  Thomas' solo career began as a postgraduate student. Having already performed...
  • Bach vs. Britten

    Melody Lin Cello Teacher (North West London) Picture When people go to cello recitals, the program usually includes a solo suite by Bach, a sonata with piano, or a concerto played with piano accompaniment. But do you ever hear solo suites by a great British composer? British composer, Benjamin Britten wrote three suites for solo cello, and in this...
  • Frank Bridge: A Stylistic Transition

    Clare Durgan Cello Teacher (South East London) Picture Frank Bridge’s (1879-1941) Cello Sonata of 1913-17 embodies an artist’s innermost discontent. Spanning the length of the First World War almost exactly, its creation is a product of Bridge’s transient middle period where his Brahms-Stanford lineage manifests itself, in tandem with an emerging...