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Mr Alexander Warham
Mr Alexander Warham

B Mus Honors Degree (RNCM)
Grade 8 Cello
Grade 5 Theory
Instruments: Cello
Genre/Style(s): Classical cello
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Tutoring Experience:

Alex currently teaches the cello to a number of private pupils in Aberdeen. He has also had much experience teaching in schools for Tees Valley Music Service, Polam Hall Private School in Darlington. While in Manchester he taught privately and also coached chamber groups and took sectional rehearsals for local school orchestras.

Prior to his time in Manchester Alex assisted his teacher Ruth Beauchamp coach the Saturday Morning School cello classes at St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh giving him valuable teaching experience for the future.

Tutoring Approach:

My Philosophy

From my experience anyone, no matter what age or ability can learn a musical instrument or appreciate music. When teaching children it is important to make the learning experience fun and interesting but it is also very important to learn good technical and musical habits early on, as it can become very difficult to unlearn bad habits later. Adults also make very good learners as well. All that is needed is to allow yourself to have the confidence to give it a go and not to allow negative thoughts or emotions stand in your way.

One of the main keys to success with playing the cello is to relax and enjoy what you are doing. Only by relaxing can you really make the cello sing. Combining a relaxed approach with a certain amount of hard work is a guaranteed way of ensuring good progress. This will bring its own rewards in the pleasure of performing music you love.

I tailor each lesson to the individuals needs, using traditional teaching methods but I also draw a lot on my knowledge of the anatomy of the body as I am a regular yoga practitioner and have found yoga to be such a help to my own playing. I always try to encourage my students to release tension in their playing with relaxation techniques and more economical ways of playing the cello. I find that using these methods encourages a more functional, competent and happier cellist.

If you are interested in learning the cello then contact me. I teach all ages, all levels and chamber groups. I am especially helpful for taking your playing to the next level.

Contact Alexander

Address: Aberdeen
Phone: 07764985847
Mobile: 07764985847
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00

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