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Axelle Bastiani Porret - Cello Lessons

Axelle Bastiani (Porret) Cello Teacher (Twickenham)

Axelle Bastiani (Porret) Gold Member

  • Kew (TW9)
  • Last Logged In: 10 Sep 2017
  • Sex: Female
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  • Can Travel To: Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Wandsworth, Westminster
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  • Professional Qualification Bachelor of Music (hons)
  • Professional Qualification MMus in Performance (Distinction)
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check yes
  • Professional Membership Musicians Union
  • References References are available upon request
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Personal Message
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.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I am teaching the cello. From beginner to advanced level.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I am a graduated student from the Royal College of Music:
Bachelor of Music (Hons),
Master of Music in Performance (Distinction).
I recently started a degree in psychology.
What kind of experience do you have?
I am teaching young children mainly, in pre-preparatory and preparatory schools.
I am employed since several years in different schools in London. I started to teach when I was a student myself and it helped me to understand, develop and mature with depth what I learnt during my studies.
I also really like teaching adults.

My method is based on consciousness of movements, which I believe can be felt even at a very young age; and can be 'discovered' at a more advanced stage in life.

I also use a colour system, for the very early steps of learning, when ,for instance , a pupil don't read yet.

I am also passionate about psychology and I am starting a degree in psychology in September 2017, to complement my teaching skills.
How much do you charge?
£40/ 60 minutes

£30/ 45 minutes

£20/ 30 minutes

Add £5 to £10 if travelling to student's place, depending where your are living.
Where do you teach?
London, Kew, Richmond.

I can also teach at my place in Kew, contact me for information.

I have a spare cello that adults can use.

Parents are welcome to watch the lessons if the lessons take place place at mine. There is a parking space available.
When are you available?
Please contact me to fix time and day.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am teaching all level from beginners to advanced pupils, all ages. I have a method adapted to each pupil depending on the needs of the student. I am very interested by the early stage of learning, beginners and adults. I followed Aaron Williamon's Psychology of Music course during my Master at RCM.

ABRSM preparation to grades.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare my pupils for ABRMS exams and various other objectives such as music assembly, school platform concerts, audition for scholarship...
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, as well as Child Protection Policy level 1.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Musicians' Union Member
Where and with whom did you train?
I am graduated from Conservatory of Reims and Perpignan in France, and rfrom the Royal College of Music.

my teachers were Marc-Didier Thirault, Yvan Chiffoleau, Helene Dautry, Alexander Chaushian, Melissa Phelps.

I received advices and had masterclasse with, Gary Hoffman, Michel Strauss, Natalie Klein, Moray Welsh.

I have a good orchestral experience, ENO scheme (2011) plus extra concerts at Coliseum, and played under the baton of many famous conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Lorin Maazel, Nicholas Collon, John Wilson, Sian Edwards.

I won the Anna Shuttleworth prize.
Tell me about some of your current students.
My student did very well this year, succeeding with distinction to their grades.
I am teaching in different environment such as state schools, private schools, privately, all ages.

I am also running strings club in schools where I work.
Do you have a personal message for students?
Learning the cello, is learning a new language. I would be happy to guide and inspire any pupil or student who wants to travel in the musical world!

Don't forget that it is possible to learn at any age.