Ursula Smith

Ursula Smith

Cello Teacher in Canterbury

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

I have 30 years of cello teaching experience starting with the Junior Department at the RNCM in the 80’s until the present day where I am a cello professor and chamber music tutor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

I am keen to also teach privately where I live in Canterbury. I have experience teaching students from 8-80 and have degrees from RNCM, Manchester and Yale University ( Masters).

My playing career also spans 3 decades. I have been Principal Cello with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for a decade as well as a member of the Zehetmair String Quartet. The pandemic made me realise that my work life can also thrive whilst remaining closer to home and I am keen to build a private teaching practice in Kent.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • RNCM Bmus Class 1, PPRNCM distinction (1986)
  • Master of Music degree Yale University (1988)
  • Fulbright Scholar (1987)
  • BBC Young Musician Walter Todds Award from most promising runner up
  • Osaka Chamber Music Competition, Finalist
  • Toured USA with Zehetmair Quartet, played Carnegie Hall and played at Wigmore Hall
  • Tour of Japan leading CBSO cello section with Andris Nelsons conducting
  • Recording Mozart Operas as continuo player with Sir Charles Mackerras and Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Prices:

1 hour£35.00

Location:

I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Canterbury CT1 3HP, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.

Contact:

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].

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