Female Cello Player

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Cello Lessons Altrincham

Hi, welcome to Cello Lessons Altrincham. My name is Rachel Hoffman and I provide cello lessons to students of all ages and abilities in and around the Altrincham area.


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Rachel Hoffman - Professional Cello Teacher

Cello Lessons Altrincham Teacher - Rachel Hoffman
My Mission

All Ages and Abilities Welcome

The lessons I provide are suitable and catered to the needs of all students. I have experience working with students of all age groups and understand that a younger learner will learn differently to an adult student. As such I will always tailor my teaching style and my lesson approach to meet the needs of that individual person.

Over the years I have worked with students who are all at different stages of their musical journey. I take pride in being a flexible and versatile teacher who is able to work with any student. No matter whether you have never played a cello before or if you have been playing for years and just want to move to that next step, my lessons are suitable for anyone.

Location

Altrincham

Cello Teacher

Rachel Hoffman
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My Lessons

Qualified and Professional Teacher

I have been playing and teaching the cello for many years now and I feel very passionate about providing the highest quality lessons that I can. I have studied my instrument extensively and I am now in a position where I feel confident and happy to share these skills with others.

It is my job in these lessons to provide with you all of the skills and knowledge that you would need to be able to play any cello piece that you would want to learn. I will also be teaching you some of the music theory to help you develop your understanding of music in general and to help you grow as an all round musician.

Prices:


£13 per 1/2 hour
£26 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

Any student is welcome to take lessons with me. It's no problem if you have never played a cello before and are wanting to start from scratch, both beginners and advanced players are welcome.

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Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

Introduction to Cello, Simple Melodies

My Experience as a Teacher

I have studied and played the cello for many years. I graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a 1:1 Bachelor of Music degree with Honours. As well as teaching the cello privately I also teach the violin too. I feel that having the ability to play multiple instruments allows me to teach and offer a wide range of musical skills to my students.

I am currently an active performing cellist for one of the UK's leading tribute bands. I regularly perform as part of a quartet and I have a real passion for playing and teaching chamber music. Cellos are primarily found the most in classical pieces and as such this tends to be the songs and material that I spend the most time teaching to my students.

From a young age I was primarily taught by the Dalcroze and Kodaly methods. These methods are something that I still incorporate into my own teaching style to this day, through movement and sol-fa. I like to try and not only help you become a better cello player but to help you feel confident when performing as part of a group or an ensemble too.

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Lessons Focus
Advanced Students Welcome

Advanced Playing Techniques, Complex Theory

More About My Lessons

As the cello is often played as part of a large ensemble or group I have found that pupils often have concerns regarding performing with others in the fear of not feeling adequate. I like to reassure my students and help boost their confidence. Rest assured, I will give you all the tools and skills that you need to flourish as part of a small or large group of musicians.

In my lessons it is a priority of mine to make sure that my pupils feel at ease and comfortable enough to make and learn from mistakes. We all make mistakes when learning any new skills or instrument and I believe that encouraging good playing technique, musicality and confidence in a relaxed and supportive environment is one of the most important aspects for allowing a pupil to grow to their full musical potential.

Most of my students tend to take regular one hour lessons with me each week. I find that having these regular lessons allows for the most consistent and steady development in between sessions. My younger students tend to take 30 minute lessons and I find that this help keeps their attention span for the duration of the sessions.

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Local Music Stores

Here is a list of local music stores for all your musical needs.

Music Shops in Altrincham

There aren't that many local music stores in Altrincham so here is a list of stores you can try for all your Cello needs.

Forsyths Music, is a great local music store located 126 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2GR and here you can find a great selection of instruments including cellos. Very friendly and helpful staff too!

Altrincham doesn't have a huge selection of nearby stores so Gear 4 Music is an online retailer based in York that I would strongly recommend. Here you will find everything you could ever need for any instrument.

Alan Gregory Music, is a short drive away in the centre of Manchester located Xenon House, 10 School Ln, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6RD but this is a great small business you can try for all your cello needs. Very helpful staff with great customer service.

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Cello Lessons Altrincham Teacher - Rachel Hoffman
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It is my goal and my passion to provide you with all the skills and information you will need to be able to play any song on the cello that you want. I offer relaxed and informative lessons suitable for all students of any ability.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lessons are £13 for half an hour or £26 for an hour.

Lessons are provided online using services such as Zoom, FaceTime or Skype but I do also offer face to face lessons for local students in the Altrincham area (Address will be provided upon booking a lesson).

I teach students of all ages 4+.

No you can attend lessons as and when you like. I would recommend one hour a week for the most consistent progress.

Any lessons cancelled within 48 hours can still be charged for. I am happy to reschedule cancelled lessons where possible.

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Location

Altrincham
Teaching Space
As most of my lessons are provided online, you never need to leave the comfort of your own home. This means no worrying about traffic, parking or having to find the location. I find learning from home is a great way to ensure progress being in a comfortable and relaxed learning environment no matter where you are. I do also offer local face to face lessons for any student living in the Altrincham area.
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Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information on booking your first cello lesson today.

Cello Teacher

Rachel Hoffman
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