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Andrew Wilson

Cello Teacher

Andrew Wilson is a highly regarded cello teacher with 22 years of teaching experience.

Andrew effectively teaches children using both Traditional and Suzuki methods and has worked with children of various ages and abilities from diverse cultural backgrounds. Andrew especially enjoys mentoring young cellists with his positive rapport and excellent communication skills.

Andrew can teach both the AMEB syllabus system preparing students for examination and eisteddfods and is also delighted to nurture the younger students under the Suzuki Graduation System. Andrew is completing Certificate III of Suzuki Teacher Training with Takao Mizushima.

Andrew likes to build a rapport with his students and their parents, carefully assessing strengths and best learning styles of individual students in order to adjust teaching methods and planned progression of technical and artistic achievements for each student.

Andrew Wilson began his cello studies with Denise Lawrence before studying at the Sydney Conservatorium with Susan Blake. After playing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a couple of years he travelled to the USA as a Tanglewood Fellow, then to the UK to undertake postgraduate studies at the royal Northern College of Music with Eduardo Vassallo. Andrew has also performed in Masterclasses with such cellists as Ralph Kirschbaum, Joel Krosnick, Alexander Baillie and Michael Goldschlager. He has performed with orchestras in Australia, the UK and the USA including the Tasmanian Symphony, Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestras. Andrew currently freelances and teachers in Sydney and the Central Coast, performing primarily with the Opera Australia Orchestra, where he has been a Guest Principal and Principal Cello with Coast Opera.

He has taught at several highly respected Sydney schools as well as his own private studio and is the founder and Artistic Director of ensemble Vinifera.

Qualifications: PGRNCM(Violoncello), BSc(Geophysics), DipMus(Violoncello), LTCL(Performance, LMusA(Distinction Medal) AMusA Distinction)

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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4 
(Saturday Strings concludes 4 April)

Term 2
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7 
(Saturday Strings concludes 27 June)

Term 3
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/9 
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September)

Term 4
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.