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Christopher Poffley - Cello Lessons & Piano Lessons in Felixstowe, Suffolk

Christopher Poffley Cello Teacher (Ipswich)

Christopher Poffley

  • Felixstowe (IP11) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 15 Dec 2016
  • Sex: Male
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Personal Message
I am an instrumental music teacher with over 25 years experience. But we have also home schooled 7 of our own children. 4 have recently graduated from high level Universities including Edingburgh and Sheffield
Which subject(s) do you teach?
The piano and the cello are my 2 specialities ! I also tutor Maths, Biology and Geography up and including GCSE
Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied at the Royal College of Music and obtained a B.Mus (Lon) and ARCM teaching qualification.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching the cello and piano for over 25 years running individual lessons with musicianship and theory classes for both children and adults. We homeschooled 5 children who have graduated from top level universities and continue to homeschool 3 children.
How much do you charge?
£16 for half hour lessons, £24 for 45minutes and £32 for an hour. But if fees are an issue please do contact me anyway.
Where do you teach?
I teach in Felixstowe primarily but may be able to travel depending on circumstances etc.
When are you available?
During the week - daytime and evenings. Saturdays may be possible.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Primary school age through Secondary and Adults.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Associated Board and Guildhall/ Trinity practical and theory examinations. iGCSE boards - AQA Edexcel Cambridge.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Skype
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I belong to the British Kodaly Society , the Musician's network of Christian musicians, and play with the English Baroque Solosits, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Florilegium.
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained with Joan Dickson and Colin Horsley at the Royal College of Music and have trained under David Vinden - British Kodaly Academy and the Colourstrings Silvay Institute.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have students of many ages from 6 up to 50 . Several have gone on to music colleges to study and many have reached grade 8 .
Do you have a personal message for students?
We have many facilities for private education - a music study room with grand piano, a designated bright study room, science with online resources books etc, a home science lab in top floor independent kitchen. Our home is a friendly centre of education with music classes for tiny tots on one morning, bread making and craft activities on another, private music students on 2 days a week aswell as being a happy home school environment. Rebekka my wife is also in education teaching the violin and viola and tiddely pom music groups for under 5s.