Female Cello Player

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Cello Lessons Manchester

Hello! I am Laurence Hughes and I'm a professional Cello teacher in Manchester. I offer high-quality Cello lessons in the Manchester area.

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Laurence Hughes - Professional Cello Teacher

Cello Lessons Manchester Teacher - Laurence Hughes
My Mission

Lessons With A Professional Musician

I am a professional performer and teacher, offering lessons to students of all ages and abilities in how to play the Cello.

I can teach you how to perform in any genre, however I specialise in Classical music having given numerous concerts as an orchestral player all over the UK.


Darley Road, Manchester, M16 0DG

Cello Teacher

Laurence Hughes
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My Lessons

Begin Your Musical Journey

I believe all people should be able to feel the physical and emotional benefits of playing an instrument, this is why I offer lessons to students of all ages and abilities from 5+. It is never too early or late to start learning a musical instrument. The important part is that you just start.

I like to create a tailored lesson plan for each student, based on their goals and their favourite music. So you can learn to play the Cello while playing the music you love.


£20 per 1/2 hour
£40 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I am delighted to offer my lessons to students of all ages and abilities from 5+.

Lesson Focus

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Learn how to hold the Cello and the bow correctly, and make a sound.

My Experience as a Teacher

I studied cello with Hannah Roberts (current teacher of Sheku Kanneh-Mason) at Chetham’s School of Music, where I won a scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music.

I am an experienced freelance orchestral and chamber musician, having performed in leading UK venues with renowned groups. I have recently played section principal with the British Philharmonic Orchestra, performed with Caroline Pether (leader of Manchester Camerata) on a quartet project and am a member of the innovative Sterling Ensemble, with an upcoming lunchtime concert at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

In addition to my musical training mentioned above (and grade 8 distinction), I also have a honours degree from King’s College London and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Lessons Focus

Develop Your Techniques

Learn how to play staccato, legato notes and how your favourite pieces are built.

More About My Lessons

I love teaching committed students of all ages and abilities and for those who want to follow the ABRSM route, I have a 100% pass rate among my students and an experienced accompanist who puts them at ease in what can be a stressful moment!

I have a wide experience of educating children and adults in different disciplines, which has helped me become a more reflective practitioner with an ability to transfer my broader pedagogical skills to teaching the cello.

I pride myself on being a fun, relaxed but focussed teacher. I love to make my lessons engaging, fun and enjoyable while increasing technique and rapid progress in a short period of time.

Teacher Tips

Local Tips

Here are a few of my favourite shops in the area for a Cellist.

Music Shops in Manchester

We are fortunate in Manchester to have a host of great Orchestral instrument stores in the area, here are a few of my favourite.

Alan Gregory Music is located on Xenon House, 10 School Ln, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6RD. At Alan Gregory Music & Musical Instruments they have catered for the needs of the musical community of the North West and beyond for over 40 years from their Retail Music Shop that was based in Fallowfield, Manchester.

Forsyth Music is located on 126 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2GR. Still owned and managed by the same family since being established in 1857 Forsyth fills its 15,000sq ft (1,500sq m) building in central Manchester with musical merchandise and restoration facilities. They have extensive Sales Departments for sheet music, classical & jazz recordings, acoustic pianos, digital pianos, guitars, orchestral instruments and all accessories.

Ayres Violins are located on 69-71 School Ln, Manchester M20 6WN. Ayres are an independent luthier crafting the finest Violins, Violas and Cellos in the UK. if you are looking for a dream instrument, this is the place to go.

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I can help you to

I can help you achieve your musical potential. From playing your first note on the Cello to learning challenging pieces, performing live and in part of an Orchestra. Together we can create a plan of lessons for rapid progress in a short amount of time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lessons are £40 for an hour of one-to-one tuition.

I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Manchester M16 0DG, UK

I teach students of all ages and abilities from 5+.

I recommend all my students take lessons weekly for maximum progress in a short space of time, however, I am happy to accommodate fortnightly lessons.

At Cello Lessons Manchester I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel a lesson, please let me know at least 48 hours before the start time of our lesson, if a lesson is cancelled within 48 hours a full lesson price will be charged with no exceptions.

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Cello Lessons Manchester Music Studio Address


Darley Road, Manchester, M16 0DG
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I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Manchester M16 0DG, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online and mobile music lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.
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Cello Teacher

Laurence Hughes
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