Laurence Hughes

Laurence Hughes

Cello Teacher in Manchester

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

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.

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!

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

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. 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.


1/2 hour£20.00
1 hour£40.00


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.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Rated 5 out of 5
June 6, 2022

“I recently got a distinction at grade 8. I’ve been learning with Laurence for a few years and, before moving to him, was about to give up. I now can’t stop playing the cello and am thinking about applying to music college next year”.

Rated 5 out of 5
June 6, 2022

“Laurence manages to cajole, encourage and is also firm if not enough practice has happened. My son enjoys learning with him and is becoming more independent in wanting to play the instrument”.

Rated 5 out of 5
June 6, 2022

“Laurence is a brilliant player and an inspiring and patient teacher. I learnt from scratch via Zoom and recently got a distinction in my Grade 2 exam”.