Susanne Beer

Music/Cello teacher

Based in
Islington, London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in North London
Susanne Beer | Music/Cello teacher

Rates: £40 per hour

Make an enquiry Phone: 07581003426

Personal Description: Personal Description: Susanne Beer studied the cello with Jacqueline Du Pré’s teacher, William Pleeth.
She has an Artist Diploma, which she was awarded in Munich Germany, where she studied , as well as a Master's Degree, which was given to her in Würzburg.
During her studies, the City of Munich employed her as ’cello teacher specifically for grammar schools and as she made herself a name, the number of her private students increased.
After her MA, Susanne went on to study with William Pleeth in London.
In 1995 she was offered the co- principal position in the London Philharmonic Orchestra and also played chamber music concerts with different groups over the years, with the Wigmore Hall being one of her most favourite venues.
During her years in the London Philharmonic Orchestra, she was teaching the winners of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Future First Competition . This is for post- graduate students, to be attached to the orchestra , with one- to- one tuition from Principal players,. Susanne was also coaching the LPO Youth Orchestra, the Southbank Sinfonia and did a workshop at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Susanne was helping out and deputizing for Josephine Knight with her pupils at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She recently coached at the Winchester College in England and at St Dunstan Primary School in Cheam and gave a masterclass in New York for the students of the 'InterSchool Orchestras New York'.
Susanne founded 'The Cello Corner' in December 2012, where she teaches the Suzuki method and prepares children for the Suzuki graduation on request and prepares for the ABRSM exams. 'The Cello Corner' also gives adults the possibility for chamber music and ensemble playing and provides accompanists whenever required.

Susanne recorded for the BBC, Opera Rara, EMI, Radio Milano to name a few.
Divine Art released her first album ‘Cello Diverse’, including works by Debussy, Stravinsky, Brahms and Morricone. For more information visit
Garat Records released her second solo album 'Cinemacello' last November.

Tutoring Experience: Private teaching, all levels (beginners, advanced, aspiring professionals)
Coaching the winners of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Future Firsts Competition (post graduate students)
Coaching the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Coaching the Southbank Sinfonia
Coaching the Youth Orchestra of the University Valladolid, Spain
Deputizing for Josephine Knight's cello class at the Royal Academy of Music.
Coaching at:
the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Music
Performance/ workshop at St Dunstan Primary School Cheam and at the Winchester College
Masterclass in New York
Employed by the City of Munich (1982)
Susanne is Suzuki - trained and studies at the BSI Suzuki Institute London.

Tutoring Approach: "My approach to teaching is relaxed and informal. Whether adults or children- I tailor my tuition to suit the specific interests of each individual. I try to generate energy and momentum for my students by structuring lessons towards short term goals. Progress always keeps things fresh!"

1993: Studies with William Pleeth - London (Professional)
1992: Soloist Diploma, Soloist class: College for Music, Wurzburg, Germany (Prof. Ksenija Jankovic) - Hochschule fuer Musik, Wurzburg (Masters)
1990: Artist's Diploma, Munich, Germany (Prof. Walter Nothas) - Hochschule fur Musik, Munich (College)




When it comes to teaching, accomplished classical musicians fall into two categories: those who love it and those who hate it. I fall into the first category.

My approach to teaching is analogous to embarking on a journey; not only for the student, regardless of what age or stage he or she might be at, but also for myself. There are few things more rewarding than helping developing cellists discover areas of expression within themselves that, with a bit of hard work and determination, they can gradually learn to access.

I was taught by William Pleeth who helped to transform cello-teaching in the 1970s from a relentless battle with endless scales and studies into a physical art-form. The philosophy behind his teaching, first and foremost, was to help players discover and release inner techniques that allowed the imaginative player within to emerge without physical restriction. I try as much as possible to continue in this tradition and to embark on a journey with my students in this spirit.

For those of you who don't know, William Pleeth was one of Jacqueline du Pre's earliest and most formative teachers. She remained publicly indebted to his teaching methods until the end of her career.


1986-1990 Hochschule fuer Musik, Munich, Germany (Prof.Walter Nothas)
1990: Artist’s Diploma1991-1992: Soloist class- Hochschule fuer Musik, Wuerzburg, Germany (Prof. Ksenija Jankovic)
1992: Soloist Diploma
1993: Studies with William Pleeth


London Philharmonic Orchestra's Future First's Orchestra Training Course (one to one tuition)
Coaching the: Southbank Sinfonia
Coaching the youth orchestra of the University Valladolid, Spain
Coaching at: the Guildhall School of Music and Drama: course offered by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Employed by the City of Munich (1982)

I am co- principal cellist in the London Philharmonic Orchestra and play chamber music in venues as the Wigmore Hall, the King's Hall in the Munich Opera House and in the Schloss Residence in Salzburg.

I have released two solo albums and done many recordings as member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

My passion is teaching as I would love to pass on to people what I have learnt over the years.

Oct 1986 - May 2010

Educational history


March, 2012
Winchester College
One afternoon of coaching the music students at Winchester College, chamber music experience.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


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