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About Timothée B.
(In person lessons in SW London only)
Direct human contact is central to my approach to teaching. I don't believe that professorship is just about delivering one's knowledge into someone else's, but rather to take each individual’s uniqueness and approach the skill from a personal angle. Having collaborated with many prominent musicians in Europe, it seems that the recipe for international success isn't actually rocket science, but the truth is that only very few of us actually have the ingredients. What I do is to understand all the ingredients that the student brings and start developing a fulfilling interaction and contact with music in that frame. Some of my pupils got admitted to the Centre for Young Musicians at the Guildhall in less than 2 years, while others will remain more modest amateur cellists even after more than 4 years. To me both outcomes are equally successful.
I come from a very strict musical education (Geneva, Lausanne and then Art Dip at Royal College of Music) and always felt the most common flaw of some of the great professors I've studied with were their incapacity to adapt their approach to different students and I'm always concerned not to repeat that pattern. I now enjoy a promising career as a concert cellist, performing in the UK and Europe and having guested as Principal Cellist on multiple occasions at the Welsh National Opera, amongst other ensembles, but teaching will always remain central to my life.