020 8883 5631



All submissions on this page are written by the teachers themselves and they appear in no particular order.

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Judith Herbert

07976 362 890


Half an hour – £30

45 minutes – £40

One hour – £50

I am an experienced cello teacher, having taught over the past twenty years at Wycombe Abbey School, City of London School for Girls, and currently at Channing School. My pupils achieve very good ABRSM exam results, and success with school music scholarship applications.

I lead a busy performing life in addition to my teaching. I am currently a member of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and have been a member of the English Chamber Orchestra. I also work regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician I have performed at the Wigmore Hall, for BBC Radio 3 and made numerous CDs.

I teach from my Crouch End home; all ages are welcome, including mature students. I do not teach complete beginners.

Lucia Capellaro

07761 971 369



30 min – £20
45 min – £28
1 hour – £35

Based in London, Lucia Capellaro enjoys a busy performing life on the baroque cello, cello, viola da gamba, and bass guitar. She works as a chamber musician, continuo cellist, and director; which has taken her across Europe, Asia, and throughout the UK. Lucia also performs alongside many jazz ensembles, with a keen interest in this genre. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music 2013, gaining the prestigious DipRAM alongside her MA, where she was studying under cellist Jonathan Manson.

Lucia has taught since 2006, working privately, for Haringey Music and Performing Arts Centre, and Solihull Music Service. During the past three years she has taught over 60 students, and has coached orchestras and chamber ensembles. She is also works closely with mental health patients, and regularly holds music based workshops at St Ann’s hospital, Haringey.

Lucia is happy to teach from beginner to post grade 8 standard, and can support people through exams such as grades, GCSE and A level performances, and auditions. Lessons can either be held at pupils homes or at her house, just by Turnpike Lane Station.

Brian O’Kane

07793 679 625



Based in Crouch Hill

I’m an experienced professional cellist and teacher with BMus and MMus degrees from the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. I perform mainly as a soloist and chamber musician and I’m suitable to teach Grade 5+.

Jessica Cox

07970 802 939


BA Hons 1st Class, PG Dip RAM, LRAM

I am a professional freelance cellist with 14 years teaching experience ranging from beginners to degree level and from 4 year olds to adults.

I have a passion for all round musical learning as well as specific cello and piano tutoring.  I therefore offer music theory lessons (ABRSM), aural improvement and general ‘Musical Awareness’ for younger children before choosing an instrument.

I am based in Winchmore Hill and happy to offer lessons in your home.

Dominic Bentham

07801 561 498


£30 per hour, home visits an option.

I teach the cello up to grade 5, based on a course that I teach in schools. If you have other goals such as improving your sight reading, theory and improvisation, I can help with this.

I am a professional musician with an MMus from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and an enthusiastic teacher. I have full-size and half-size cellos to try if you want to take a short trial lesson.

I live in East Finchley and I am CRB checked.

Sarah Willson

07971 297 752

I am an experienced teacher of beginners to grade 6 and beyond. Emphasis is on fun and creating a foundation of solid technique as a springboard for fulfillment  in your cello playing.

I am based in Muswell Hill area and I can teach in your home. I also currently teach at Fortismere Music Centre.

I have degree in Music from Manchester University, studied performance at Guildhall School of Music and have been a professional freelance player for 20 years.

Ann Sheffield

020 8883 0213


35 years’ teaching experience
BMus (Edin.), MTC (London)
Beginners to Grade 8 and beyond, ABRSM & Trinity Guildhall
Aural, Theory & Harmony training
Piano accompanying
Orchestral Repertoire
Postcode: N10 3UA
Visit: Yes

Sacha McCulloch

No contact info provided

If you would like to learn cello I would love to teach you.

I am a working performer but am also an experienced teacher with over 10 years working in public and private schools, my own studio and in a tertiary institution.

My lessons are fun and enjoyable but most importantly my students see results.

I teach students of all ages and abilities, from children adults and beginners (of any age) to tertiary students and those seeking cellistic careers. Whatever your goals I’m more than happy to work towards them.

I can offer advice on the hiring and buying of instruments as well.

I charge £40 per hour, £30 per 45 minutes and £20 for 30 minutes and am happy to teach in my home in Muswell Hill or come to you.

Sue Sutherley

07966 070 059

0208 444 7648


Cello lessons:
45 minutes – £30
One hour – £40

Theory lessons up to Grade 5:
One hour – £30

I have been teaching cello from my home in East Finchley for the last 25 years. I studied music at Oxford University and cello as a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music, and have worked regularly with all the major London orchestras. I have been an associate member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the last 20 years, and also freelance with the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, and the London Symphony Orchestra. I also perform with various chamber ensembles.

I teach all levels, from beginners up to diploma, and enter pupils for ABRSM and Trinity exams, in which they achieve good results. I also believe in the importance of learning to perform, and encourage my pupils to be good all-round musicians by enjoying ensemble playing and taking part in concerts. I also welcome adults for refresher lessons.

When appropriate, I include theory in my cello lessons, in order for pupils to pass the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory exam, if required. I also teach theory separately to non-cellists.

Nick Marshall

BA Hons Royal Academy of Music


07956 538 740



£40 / hour

£30 / 45 minutes

£20 / 30 minutes

I play and teach a large range of instruments to a high level, covering pretty much any musical style.

Instruments I teach include:

All Guitars (classical, steel strung, electric (my speciality) and bass) and I have a fantastic collection of various guitars at my studio with different tunings etc.

Strings (Double Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin, Mandolin and Ukulele)

Piano / Keyboard (both classical and jazz)


Flute and Saxophone

I also teach Music Theory, including classical, pop, jazz or any style you may be interested in.

I have had students of all ages (young to old), abilities (beginner to pro).

Lessons with me can either take place at your home or at my studio in Southgate/East Barnet (EN4).

Please feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions or want to arrange a lesson.


I’m available daytime Monday-Wednesday (sometimes Thursday & Friday when I’m not teaching at schools) and I can also do Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Sundays may also be doable on certain weeks. If you contact me I’m sure we’ll be able to arrange a time and location that will suit you.


I’m also particularly interested in teaching ‘classical’ musicians how to play by ear and how to improvise.

If you’d like to free yourself from the constraints of the written page, be more imaginative and develop your ears for working out music (of any genre!) then you should come along to one of the workshops I host on Improvisation at Les Aldrich Music.

A little more information and the schedule is available here: http://lesaldrichmusic.co.uk/events/


Finally a little background on myself:

I’ve been playing music every day since I was around 4 years old (1978!) and I’ve been teaching non-stop for the last 16 years. Much of my teaching over these years has been at a variety of schools in Haringey, Enfield & Barnet (both primary and secondary) as well as a very successful Rock & Pop course at the EBMC (East Barnet Music Centre) for around 12 years. Throughout this period I have also had countless private students.

I currently teach at Finchley Catholic Boys School (for the last 12 years) and privately (mostly at my studio) in the evenings and on Saturdays. When not doing that I am often composing and recording my own music, collaborating with friends, learning new instruments & caring for my son who is on the autistic spectrum – I also have extensive experience of teaching people with special needs.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you learn to play what you want in a way you enjoy.