Rebecca Whettam: Poynton, Cheshire
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Locale Poynton, Macclesfield, Manchester, Stockport, Wilmslow, Alderley
Rebecca is an experienced cello teacher based in east Cheshire. Besides teaching the cello, Rebecca has played with some of the leading UK Orchestra’s.
Cellobabies and Rebecca
With a family of my own, I enjoy communicating with young children and understand the potential for very young children to make music. Cellobabies gives children the opportunity to play when they are physically ready with a fantastic comprehensive system of aural and note reading skills.
My thoughts on teaching music
I especially love teaching beginners with the aim of giving them a good technique right from the start saving the painful process of relearning at a later date, which was my own experience! I aim to make lessons enjoyable, choosing relevant music for each child that they love to play and enter them for exam grades when appropriate. I have a relaxed approach with the aim of imparting my love of cello playing with plenty of duets to keep their interest.
Born in Huddersfield, I began playing at 8 before winning a scholarship to Wells Cathedral School where I studied with Margaret Moncrieff and Raphael Wallfisch. In my last year I reached the semi-finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year before gaining a scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music where my teachers included Ralph Kirshbaum.
Since graduating I have played with many orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic and Halle. I have taught beginners to advanced players and several of my pupils have gained places at R.N.C.M. Junior School, Chethams School of Music and The Yehudi Menhuin School.
all tutors - other tutors: Kay Tucker, Sara Stagg, Audrey Gullick, Kirsty Hugill, Simon Trentham, Allyxa Ruby, Sally Riddex, Linda Horne, Hilary Trotter, Melanie Wells, Heather Graham, Alison Wrenn, Ruth Howell, Xenia Kaspar, Rebecca Green, Sheraine Lynsdale-Nock, Christel Stevens, Sheena Ferguson, Judith Rae, Anita Felton, Monica Das, Karen Hubbard, Tom Woolsgrove, Nina Pakenham, Orla Smith, Ann Beresford