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Cello Lessons with English and French speaking Australian

** Please note: Schedule is totally booked.
Please let me know if you'd like to go on the waiting list.
Thank you.

Bernadette - experienced and accredited cello teacher:
Native Australian English speaker who also speaks French (to level B1+).

After 18+ years of practice and 14 years as a cello teacher in various Australian and UK schools as well as privately (since 2005), I can teach in English (my native tongue) or in French (a second language I am still perfecting).

With this experience of teaching and sharing my passion for the cello,
I offer lessons tailored to individual needs:
-Age 5 years to adult
-Beginners to advanced
-Exam preparation, conservatory/school admissions, auditions
-Lessons for fun
-Perfecting technique
-I adapt to all levels, all styles, all tastes using a variety of methods.
-Individual and group classes (e.g. lessons, ensembles or orchestral tuition). *Group classes are in person only and not online.

I have completed both a Master and Bachelor of Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where I also studied String Pedagogy and complete Music Theory (Harmony and Aural, Music History, etc.), and then was a member of several orchestras, performing with the Auckland Phil (New Zealand) and Southbank Sinfonia (London). I am currently in Aix-en-Provence where I am perfecting my French and preparing for future auditions.

I will be happy to provide you with my full resumé if you desire.

Extra information

Student must have their own cello. Let me know if you need recommendations as to size (and tastes) and who to buy or hire from.


At teacher's location: Aix-en-Provence, France
At student's location: Around Aix-en-Provence, France
Online via webcam

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General info

Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English, French

About Me

Hello, I am an experienced and accredited cellist and cello (and English) teacher.

I am a native Australian English speaker who also speaks French (to level B1).

After 24 years of music practice and 14 years as a cello teacher in various Australian and UK schools as well as privately, (since 2005), I can teach in English (my native tongue) or in French (a second language I am still perfecting).

I am passionate about music and sharing a love of teaching and learning with others.


- M.Mus Studies (Perf), Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney
- B.Mus (Perf) Honours, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney
(with training in Music Pedagogy (teaching), Solfege, Music Theory (Harmony and Aural Analysis), Music History and Performance)
- GradCert.Mus (Orchestral) University of Tasmania (placed on Dean’s Roll of Excellence).
- L.Mus and A.Mus (AMEB - Australian Music Examination Board: highest performance diplomas).

Experience / Qualifications

Orchestral Performance Experience:
- Southbank Sinfonia, (London UK): full-time, collaborating/training with Academy of St Martin in the Field and the Royal Opera Orchestra
- Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (NZ): part-time contract cellist
- Australian Youth Orchestra: various orchestral and chamber music programmes
- Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Sydney Sinfonia programme
** Please note: Schedule is totally booked. Please let me know if you'd like to go on the waiting list. Thank you. ... Learn or Practise English with a friendly Australian in France ! Tuition offered individually or in groups Can travel to students or provide lessons at my domicile in Aix centre-ville Background: I have 14 years of experience in music teaching in Sydney, Australia, (in classes and individual instrumental lessons) as well as many years of experience as a performing musician (in orchestras and other ensembles). I now offer tuition in my native language whilst living abroad ! :) FRANÇAIS: Apprendre ou Pratiquer l'anglais avec une Australienne qui est anglophone native, qui habite en ce moment en France Je vous offre les cours individuel ou en groupes Je peux aller aux élèves ou donner des cours au domicile à Aix centre-ville Parcours: J'ai 14 ans d'expérience d'enseigner la musique aux élèves individuels ou en groupes à Sydney, Australie, aussi que beaucoup d'expérience orchestrale professionnelle. Maintenant j'offre les cours de ma langue native pendant que j'habite à l'étranger ! :)

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Availability of a typical week

7  Monday at 7:00            
from $41.94At teacher's location
from $41.94Online via webcam
from $49.13At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee

If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.


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