"...enthusiasm, encouragement, and expectation.." are the three main points I try to communicate with my teaching. I teach an ever-expanding class of cello pupils across Central & North/North-West London, of varying ages and abilities. If you have questions regarding my teaching work, or if you are interested in booking a consultation lesson for your child or for yourself, please use the contact form below, or send me an email on l.hillerudh (at) gmail.com.
I teach beginners up to past grade 8 (ABRSM/Trinity standard), and am happy to be a regular teacher or just "fill-in" if lessons at school aren't enough. I try to give my pupils performance opportunities wherever possible, and I am aiming to create relaxed lesson-situations where pupils have the best chance to explore the cello and develop general musicianship skills.
I am proud to have a 100% student pass rate on ABRSM/Trinity exams, and currently all students I have prepared for exams have achived Merit or higher.
I have a DBS-check and am currently in process of obtaining my Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) teaching diploma.
"Lydia has great expertise and she is very patient with children. She teaches cello in a way that engages their interest and encourages progress. My son is benefitting greatly from her instruction and I know that Lydia is giving him a very solid musical grounding. Lydia is also punctual, polite, professional, and generally just a pleasure to have in our home." Mrs. D.
"Lydia is a wonderfully patient and encouraging cello teacher. My daughter enjoys her weekly lessons with Lydia. I would highly recommend her." Mrs. F.
"Lydia is passionate about music and cello in particular. She adapts her teaching technique to the child's age, and more importantly, she cares about her students' progress. I can highly recommend Lydia." Mrs. I.