Marianne studied the cello (second study piano) at The Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music and Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary. Marianne’s teaching posts have included Middlesex University North London where she successfully completed the PGCHE giving Music Lectures in arts management and other areas of the BA music course including music history, aural skills and performance skills, PhD research, orchestra and ensemble directing, string coaching, cello teaching, string workshops for composition students. In addition to this Marianne has played active part in the organising and planning of concerts, arts events, conferences and performing arts seminars and events.
Marianne has a thriving private cello teaching practice in North London where she teaches beginners intermediate and advanced cellists of all ages, from children and adults. She is also available for piano lessons, piano accompaniment for exams and aural and theory training. Using teaching methods inspired by the Hungarian lineage she incorporates aspects of the Kodaly method alongside specialised pedagogy. This has been handed on to her from highly regarded cello professors such as Derek Simpson and David Smith Royal Academy of Music, Eduardo Vassallo Royal Northern College of Music and Csaba Onczay Liszt Academy of Music Budapest Hungary. Marianne enters candidates for both Associated Board and Trinity Guildhall exams from grade 1-8 and at Higher Education level exams and auditions. Her current cello teaching posts include cello teacher at Goodwyn Prep School in Mill Hill and Marianne is a member of the Workshop Leader Panel of Tutors for Trinity College of Music London offering inset training days and CPD workshops. Her work with her organisation Symphonic Tots has led to many community projects partnering with local councils as well as private classes and interactive events for children and parents from pre school upwards.The classes are not only great fun but use many elements of the The Kodaly Method and inform parents/carers about teaching methods to use at home with their little ones and beyond alongside her team of visiting professional musicians who add so much to the courses with live performances and interactive workshops with a wide variety of instruments.
Marianne encourages students to take part in Music festivals and regularly organises student concerts and events. She is an accomplished pianist having studied the piano at a high level as second study at the Royal Academy of Music, and uses her piano accompaniment skills both in lessons and for student concerts and auditions. Due to high student demand Marianne prepares students for GCSE and A level performances, and advanced entrance auditions for specialist schools and Higher Education. Marianne is a member of the British Kodaly Association, European String Teachers Association and International Kodaly Society.
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Marianne teaches beginners, intermediate and advanced cellists of all ages