Cello Teachers


Teachers are listed alphabetically

Susie Blankfield



  • Cello
  • Beginner Piano
  • Theory
  • All Ages / Stages (including Adult Beginners)
  • All quals
  • All styles of music

I have extensive teaching experience, having worked as an Early Years specialist and strings tutor for the Tower Hamlets Music Service for a number of years, as well as having many private pupils from as young as 5 through to adults. I am involved in a variety of Community Arts projects and am currently Community Ambassador for the London Symphony Orchestra.

I have a varied and exciting freelance career as a cellist, performing regularly with classical ensembles, jazz groups and pop artists. I am a graduate of Bristol University and Trinity College of Music.

Website: www.susieblankfield.com

Jonny Byers


07980 816 368

  • Adult Beginners
  • All Ages / Stages
  • All quals
  • Chamber music coaching


Belfast-born Jonathan Byers began playing the cello at the age of seven and later went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music. As cellist in the Badke Quartet he has performed at festivals in the UK and overseas, including the Aldeburgh and Verbier Festivals and venues such as the Wigmore Hall and Kings Place.

Jonathan has a busy freelance career performing as guest principal with many orchestras and period instrument groups. In May 2011, Jonathan was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an honorary award for former students of the Academy who have made a notable contribution to the music profession 


Ashok Klouda


07775 581 108

  • All Ages / Stages
  • Classical
  • All quals


Ashok is passionate about teaching. He has taught the cello, given chamber music classes and adjudicated competitions in many settings including at the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Ashok currently heads up the Ex-Animo Foundation Mentorship Scheme and this past year has been mentoring the Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio.

Please visit www.londoncelloteacher.co.uk for more information about Ashok as a teacher.


Miriam Nohl


07443 567 767

  • All Ages / Stages
  • Modern or Baroque Cello
  • All quals
  • Session coaching

I am currently studying for a Masters in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, specialising on the Baroque cello. I am available to teach all ages the modern or Baroque cello, as well as sessions to help with practice or theory.


Josh Salter


  • All Ages / Stages
  • Hearing impaired students
  • All quals
  • Classical

Josh Salter is a freelance cellist and teacher, intensely involved with Music education whilst maintaining a busy schedule of performances. He teaches cello at North Bridge House Prep School, for Camden Music Service and privately. He regularly delivers music workshops in mainstream and special needs schools and helped to establish the now thriving instrumental lessons programme at Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children. His own studies started with lessons on Hull Music Service, moving on to Chethams School, Royal Northern College of Music and finally Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Felix Schmidt and graduated with an MA with Distinction.

As a performer, he works with orchestras including Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, City of London Sinfonia, Hanover Band, English Festival Orchestra, Steinetz Bach Players, BBC Philharmonic, Liverpool Philharmonic and Hallé. Recent concert locations include Budapest, Beijing and Basingstoke. Chamber music performances include live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and major concert halls including Wigmore Hall