Erin James

Cello teacher

Based in
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Also teaches in only from my home, West Heath in South Birmingham
Erin James | Cello teacher

Rates: 30 per hour, £15 per half an hour, £10 per 20 minutes

Make an enquiry Phone: 0121 624 2202 or 07583 828 398

I studied at Birmingham Conservatoire obtaining a music degree with honours in 2001. Since then I have taught privately and for Birmingham Music Service, Dudley Performing Arts, Midlands Arts Centre, Repton Summer School and the Oxford Cello School (for whom I am the Head of the Junior Course).

I teach: cello - all levels (Beginner to Degree)
Double Bass - up to Grade 3
Non-Pedal Harp - up to Grade 3
Piano - up to Grade 6
Theory - up to Grade 6

I teach all ages (children & adults) but specialise in young starters aged 3-10 using the Colourstrings Method, based on Kodaly methods. This includes fun games, singing, composition, transposition and note writing. I also use Suzuki technique and practise methods.

With all ages I like to use duets and improvisation, but I'm happy to tailor the sessions to suite the pupils interests.

I trained as an orchestral cellist, but have also worked in a duo performing for wedding in a wide variety of style and played in a folk-pop band.

I also do pre-school music and Colourstrings musicianship classes.

Come and have some fun.

Educational history

CSAK (Cert.) - Colourstrings Associate Kindergarten

September, 2001 - May, 2003
Silvey Foundation
Including observation of Colourstrings musicianship & instrumental lessons at South London Colourstrings Saturday School.

B Mus (Hons) 2:1

September, 1997 - May, 2001
Birmingham Conservatoire
Course included: Major project in Teaching, Work experience with Birmingham Music Service, Medieval Harp (2nd Study), Folk Music, Andean Music, Kodaly Classes (weekly, 2 years) and Composers Ensemble. Cello Teachers: Jill Heartfield & Catherine Ardgh-Walters both from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

A-Level Music (A Grade)

September, 1995 - May, 1997
Priestly 6th Form College, Warrington

ALCM (Associate of the London College of Music)

September, 1992 - September, 1997
Taught by Anne Christine Smith of the Halle Orchestra, Manchester.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


I require 48 hours notice for cancelling an hourly booked lesson otherwise the fee is still due. Weekly lessons fees are due for all term time weeks.

Leaving phone messages on my home answer machine is the best way to contact me, checked throughout the day.

Make an enquiry Phone: 0121 624 2202 or 07583 828 398

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