Victoria Walker's Teacher Profile Page
Discover Victoria Walker's teaching style and pedagogy:
Victoria is a passionate educator and has been teaching the cello for over 15 years. In addition to pursuing a busy and varied performance career, Victoria runs her own studio in South London, teaching and coaching both adults and children. She also tutors for Southwark Music Service, teaching cello and coaching ensemble students.
Victoria has held teaching posts with the University of Trinidad and Tobago as Associate professor of Cello, Berkshire Young Musicians Trust, Blackheath High School, Bexley Academy of Music and the Performing Arts, teaching in numerous schools across London and was invited to joing the University of the West Indies as as guest lecturer and Instructor of Music.
Victoria Walker has performed as a soloist in concerto and recital performances in the UK, Australia, France and Trinidad, and recorded and premiered the cello concerto Roundelay by Stephen Dodgson, which was commissioned by the National Youth Guitar Ensemble. Her debut solo album To The Trains, with pianist Daniel Hill, featuring works by Debussy, Martinu and Glazunov was released in 2012.
Victoria has performed as Principal ‘Cello with the English Sinfonia (Principal Trial), Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, London Soloist Chamber Orchestra, Co-Opera Ireland and Sinfonia ViVa. Further orchestral work includes performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Ballet and Rambert Dance Company, with West End appearances including Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, Mahabharata and the premiere of Berlin.
Victoria studied at the RNCM with Hannah Roberts and RCM with Steven Doane and Margaret Moncrieff.
Royal College of Music - Pg Dip(Solo and Ensemble Performance) - Distinction
Royal Northern College of Music - BA (Credit in Performance)
Reasons to study with me:
I have been teaching for over 15 years and have extensive experience teaching both individually and in groups. I teach beginners to professional level, children and adults and have taught both in the UK and abroad. I specialise in remedial techniques using 'ergo-dynamics' - developing a relaxed and well supported technique, with a big emphasis on fun!
I currently teach at home in Hither Green, but am willing to travel within the South East London area.
I believe in developing the individual and am a friendly and patient teacher, with a big emphasis on fun!
My teaching credits include 5 years with Berkshire Maestros (Music Centre and local LEA schools), Bexley Academy of Music and the Performing Arts, Blackheath High School, and Prendergast School in Brockley. I also taught in Trinidad and Tobago for 3 years and was offered the position of Cello Professor with the University of the West Indies in 2011. Whilst in Trinidad I also coached the Trinidad and Tobago Youth Orchestra, Saint Augustine Chamber Orchestra and gave masterclasses and outreach workshops throughout Trinidad and Tobago with the Savannah Quartet.