UK Music Teachers

Alice Cottrell

Alice Cottrell

Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK

will travel to you please enquire.

Recorder Lessons | Double Bass Lessons, Electric Bass Lessons, Piano Lessons | Theory Lessons, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: ATCL, DipABRSM, 14+ years' experience
  • Pricing: £32 per hour, travel costs not included. I travel to you, or online lessons are available.
  • Styles: Simultaneous Learning approach, adaptable for all ages. Suitable for exam prep or casual learners.
  • Suitability: Ages 4 and up (including adults), from beginner to advanced.


I have had over 14 years’ experience working with a variety of different age groups, from 4 and up including adults, beginner to advanced, and at private and state schools all over Suffolk.

I currently have private pupils who have lessons all over Suffolk, and I also run two recorder ensembles (one beginner, one advanced) who meet for monthly rehearsals. I am also part of a duo of recorder and harpsichord who perform in venues across Suffolk, and a member of a recorder orchestra who perform annually.

Teaching Info

I am an enthusiastic teacher who believes that enjoyment is the most important element to learning any instrument. I have a very approachable style of teaching, encouraging the pupil to look beyond the notes and discover their passion for music. I am willing to work towards exams in a more structured approach if this is desired, and I have many years of experience with the ABRSM examination board and can offer a large amount of expertise in getting pupils ready for their music exams. Lessons are of course available on a more casual basis for those just looking to enjoy a new hobby.

I pride myself on being very adaptable to individual circumstances, changing my approach depending on the age, style and preferences of the learner. I use a variety of things to help with my teaching approach, from games and apps for younger learners, to keep lessons fresh and engaging, to personalised exercises and lesson plans for more advanced students to help approach learning from different directions, helping to make learning approachable while still remaining enjoyable.

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