Cello Lessons with Michael Moore

Professional cello lessons / tuition for all ages in Newcastle – Sunderland – Durham – Stockton – Teesside – Yarm – North East.

Michael Moore cello teacherMichael studied Music at the International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University, graduating with a First Class Honours degree, majoring in performance under Gabriel Waite of the Northern Sinfonia. He is currently studying for a Masters in Music at Newcastle University, and, pursuing an interest in music education, is currently studying the Philosophy, Politics & Practice of Music Education and the Issues and Practice of Teaching Music in Schools.

Michael began playing the cello at primary school and has played for orchestras and chamber ensembles since 1998 including years as principal cellist of South Tyneside Orchestra, performing in French twin cities Épinay-sur-Seine and Noisy-le-Sec, and Wuppertal, Germany. During study at university, Michael performed in Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra, Newcastle University Contemporary Music Ensemble (NUCME), Newcastle University Viol Consort, and also Newcastle Sinfonietta. Michael is also a member of the Soundpower Orchestra, a professional contemporary stage orchestra based in the North East of England. Michael co-manages his string quartet Tyne Consort which performs regularly in the North East. This wide range of solo performance and ensemble experience working closely and collaborating with others, extensive ABRSM exam experience, and fantastic performance tuition at university proves invaluable in instrumental teaching, and a pleasure to pass on to students.

Alongside private tuition Michael has gained instrumental teaching experience in association with a Newcastle and Northumbria University Education programme and South Tyneside Music Service working alongside teachers and continuing to teach in the position for over a year following the conclusion of the programme. He has also volunteered as a peripatetic music teacher in South Tyneside working with individual and large groups of students, both shadowing teachers, providing practical support during lessons, and partaking in performance demonstrations with multiple members of teaching staff.

“I believe that everyone is musical, can learn to enjoy music, and can succeed at playing a musical instrument given the correct tuition and genuine encouragement. Every student is individual, and as such deserves lessons designed for them, set at a manageable pace, and using different techniques to find the most effective and engaging methods of teaching. By tapping into the musicality present in every student, leading by example and demonstration, leaving no aspect of technique uncovered, and setting music in its broader context, learning to master the cello can be fun, informative, extremely rewarding and incredibly valuable either in studying music at GCSE or A Level, applying to university, or later in life. Everybody has the potential to succeed.”

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