Amy Goodwin - cello studio Surrey
Experienced teacher - complete beginner to advanced level
- Guide Price£22 for 30 mins, £44 for 60 mins
Based in my home teaching studio in Dorking, Surrey, I am available now for cello lessons. During the pandemic I was exclusively using the free video call software Zoom, however lessons have now mainly been back in person since September 2021.
Please contact me today to book a consultation lesson.
Why learn with me? I teach beginner to advanced level, from age 5 plus. I listen to what my students want, and tailor my approach according to each pupils' needs - this can be discussed in an initial consultation lesson, with no obligaion to continue. I am happy to work towards ABRSM or Trinity exams, but many of my pupils learn just for their own enjoyment, and through a desire to make music with others.
Whether you might have a child who is interested in learning the cello, or perhaps you are an adult who would like to have a few lessons to get back into playing - do get in touch. Adult pupils are very welcome, I have had a number of enquiries since lockdown.
What to expect in a typical online cello lesson? I like to help my students progress and improve through working on lots of exciting cello repertoire that's appropriate for their level, but will also help develop their technical abilities. I also like to include imaginative ways to practice scales, studies and technical exercises.
About me as a teacher: I'm an experienced teacher, currently working at a number of schools including Reigate Grammar School, Downsend School and Walthamstow Hall. I also worked for many years at Gallions primary school as one of their Colourstrings group cello teachers - I can use Colourstrings books if requested. Previous work includes Wells Cathedral School as a Graduate Music Assistant, Junior Trinity Laban String Time programme in Tonbridge as a deputy cello teacher & assistant, and for the Nucleo Project. As a teaching deputy, I have also worked for Hackney Saturday centre, Blackheath Conservatoire & North London Colourstrings centre. I also teach a number of private pupils.
About me as a performer - I studied cello at the Royal Academy of Music. Performance work includes the London Concert Orchestra, Bath Phil and deputy on West End shows such as "The Lion King". I've performed abroad in countries such as Spain, Germany, Malta and China.
I have an up to date DBS certificate - this is available to check online on the Government update service website. I have undertaken a recent child protection safeguarding course (September 2021) and I am a member of the Musician's Union, with full public liability insurance.
Please contact me by email or phone to ask any questions and to arrange a consultation lesson.