Philippa Simon

Philippa Simon is a piano and cello teacher based in Oxford, England.

Philippa Simon

Music Theory & Piano Teacher in Oxford

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

I am an experienced and enthusiastic music teacher who nurtures confidence in my students. By setting music tailored to suit individual goals, I encourage students to find enjoyment in their playing and foster musical continuity and improvement.

For younger students, learning is approached in a fun and engaging way. Alongside technical grounding on the instrument itself, a variety of musical games and activities are included in lessons. I am more than happy to prepare students for ABRSM exams and see these as useful targets for those who are interested in taking them. As a member of the European String Teachers Association, I am committed to continually enhancing my pedagogy through new techniques and skills.

Present teaching positions include SWS Music School in London, schools teaching and of course a wide range of private pupils piano and music theory. It’s never too late to start learning an instrument and finding enjoyment from it – my current students range in age from 5 to 50!

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • MusB (specialising in Cello) Class: 2:1 University of Manchester, UK
  • A Level Music Grade: A*
  • ABRSM Grade 8 Cello
  • ABRSM Grade 8 Piano
  • ABRSM Grade 8 Singing
  • ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory


1/2 hour£18.00
3/4 hour£24.00
1 hour£30.00


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Alexandra Road, Oxford, OX2 0DD, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.


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
April 13, 2021

“My five-year-old has just started cello with Philippa. She is really enjoying it. Philippa is very professional and has been able to reach out to a five-year-old without problems and to make it fun for her. We are very pleased with our choice.”

Rated 5 out of 5
April 13, 2021

“Philippa is calm, considerate and enthusiastic and my (14-year-old) son is really enjoying his lessons with her. Being home educators she took the time to look at the best route for IGCSEs and we are very happy to be working with her.”