Clara Teniswood

Cello lessons in-person in Canberra and NSW Southern Tablelands

Contact Details
Clara Teniswood

I teach cello to students of all ages. Whatever a student’s reason for learning the cello, I focus on building a solid technique and understanding of music theory and musicianship. The only prerequisite for lessons is an eagerness and commitment to regular practice – you will not progress if the only time you hold your cello is at lessons!

I teach students individually (one-on-one) so that I can meet their unique needs. I also believe ensemble playing and performance experience is very worthwhile and lots of fun. So I help students find other musicians to form ensembles, encourage membership of appropriate orchestras, and provide performance opportunities throughout the year including studio concerts, festivals and exams. In addition, I also hold cello ensemble afternoons for adult (and late teen) students to come together and work on ensemble repertoire with like-minded people.

You are never too old to learn the cello! However, one may be too young! I generally teach students from age 8, however this really depends on the student. Some students are ready to learn cello at a younger age than this. If you have a very young child who is eager to learn the cello, please contact me to discuss this possibility.

I also teach music theory and musicianship based on the AMEB syllabus for grades 1-5. The completion of these earlier grades is especially encouraged for those completing later AMEB instrumental exams which require theory/musicianship as a prerequisite for obtaining a certificate.

Teaching Since
Qualifications and Awards
Grad Dip Ed
Music Lessons Provided
Adult Learning, AMEB, Gifted Children, Theory
Child Checked
Areas Serviced
Canberra, NSW Southern Tablelands
Other Details
Minimum age taught

Last Modified: 14 October 2021 at 12:52 PM