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Mr Duncan Strachan
Mr Duncan Strachan

MA Music (Oxon.) (Double First Class Honours)
Postgraduate Diploma Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Dist.)
Master of Music Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Dist.)
Young Artist/Fellow Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Dist.)
Yeoman of Worshipful Company of Musicians
Busenhart-Morgan Evans Award Recipient 2010
Waddell Prize recipient 2011
ABRSM Grade 8 Cello Distinction
ABRSM Grade 8 Piano Distinction
Instruments: Cello
Music Theory/Aural Training
Music History
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Scottish Traditional
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Scottish cellist Duncan Strachan is a unique and highly successful music tutor. Experienced and adept at teaching students of all ages and abilities, Duncan is also a highly sought-after professional cellist, with a busy international career as cellist of the Maxwell Quartet. With extensive training at Oxford University and subsequently at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Duncan is the top choice for private tuition in the Glasgow area for cello lessons.

Aside from a busy private teaching and performing diary, Duncan also teaches for junior conservatoire departments and university music departments in various locations across the UK. He teaches at Douglas Academy's Music School, and for Sistema Scotland's Big Noise programme in Govanhill. Duncan's teaching methods take influence from Suzuki and Feuillard among others, as well as from his own teachers, Audrey Scott, Pat Hair and Colin Carr.

Aside from cello, Duncan also teaches piano, having studied with Audrey Innes and Richard Beauchamp at St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh. He works frequently as an accompanist, and is able to host piano lessons from home, with a Bechstein upright piano in a spacious music room.

Duncan is an experienced composer and music theorist. He has composed a number of film scores for award-winning films, and is in demand as a composer of chamber, choral and orchestral works. Available for music theory lessons (ABRSM Grade 5 Theory preparation available), ABRSM Exam aural training, composition lessons, GCSE/A-level Music preparation, and preparation for entrance examinations/interviews to further education institutions.

Contact now for a free trial lesson. It is possible to both travel to and host lessons (West End Glasgow).

Teaching experience
Cello teacher Douglas Academy Music School
Cello Teacher Sistema Scotland
Cello Tutor Highbury Grove Music School
Cello tutor, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Conservatoire
Cello Lecturer, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Cello tutor, Glasgow University
Lower Strings Tutor, RCS Musicworks, Armadale
Music co-ordinator and tutor, Storuman Kulturakademin (Sweden)
Cello tutor, Helgeland Unge Kammerorkester (Norway)
Cello tutor, Lochaber Music School


Contact Duncan

Address: 110 Queen Margaret Drive
G20 8NZ
Phone: 07969305985
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00

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