Cello Lessons | Viol Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Online Lessons
- Qualifications: Graduate Diploma in Performance Cello) Sydney Conservatorium of Music
- Pricing: $70 per hour $35 per half hour
- Styles: Classical, Early Music Specialist
- Suitability: 6-100 All levels
I started cello with James Tennant in Auckland. After six inspiring years, I moved to Australia to study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and by 1998, I had completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Performance Cello with the late Lois Simpson.
I moved back to NZ and settled in Wellington in mid 2016 and now have a thriving music teaching studio.
I work with Orchestra Wellington regularly and play baroque cello and viola da gamba (the bass of the viol family). I completed my Masters degree on viola da gamba with Daniel Yeadon in 2018 and launched my early music group The Night Watch here in Wellington. I have played with many groups here in Wellington on viol including Palliser Viols. Baroque Voices and the Tudor Consort. I have also played with NZBarok in Auckland.
I have had an eclectic musical career and while studying classical music, I have delved into the world of Latin American New Song, Jewish music from all over the world and even Greek traditionals music.
I am happy to teach beginners to advanced. I much prefer regular weekly lessons as they help a student progress faster. I don’t enforce exams but am happy to guide a student through them if that is suitable. Alternatively, if you wish to learn purely for the sake of learning, I would be delighted to help you with that.
I always write notes during the lesson that the student can take home to assist with the development of good practice technique.