Group Times / Location
Group lessons - Timetable: every Friday
4.15pm - 5.15pm young group
5.30pm-6.30pm advanced group
155 Highbury Grove
London N5 1SA
Please note group lessons are only available together with weekly one-to-one lessons. Group lessons are as important as individual lessons.
Concerts are part of the teaching program and children are expected to be there for every concert unless there is an emergency.
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Occasional absence from a group lesson is only granted after arrangements being made with the teacher.
We use a Steinway grand piano and have piano accompaniment for all of our group lessons.
Every student has to bring their own cello stool and spike holder to the group lesson.
Please note that while the group lessons take place at Christ Church, Highbury the one-to-one lessons take place at the studio on Offord Road. You will have to visit two different locations per week.
For the lessons, especially the group lessons absolute punctuality is expected.
For a group class or any rehearsal the student needs to arrive 10-15 minutes before the group lesson/rehearsal is due to start.
Getting ready, setting the cello stool and spike holder up, putting rosin on the bow and especially tuning the cello takes up 10 -15 minutes, especially when the strings have gone down (which happens to small cellos often).
Once the group lessons have started the teacher cannot stop the class for a latecomer as it would be too disruptive.
Unlike coming late to school where a latecomer can slip in, sit down at his / her designated place and join into the lesson, in a cello group the teacher would need to find space for the latecomer to sit (everybody would have to move around again to make room), sort out the spike holder and tune the cello.
Apart from those preparations the group would have already warmed up and the latecomer would have missed that part and also interrupted the process.
In order to be respectful towards the other students/parents it is paramount to be on time.