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Rose Gallaway




Online Cello Lessons 

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Cello Lessons with Rose

Have you always loved the sound of the cello and wanted to learn? Whether you're completely new to cello or if you just want to pick up where you left off, I can help you on your cello journey. My lessons are always tailored to you, and whether you would like to just play for fun, or take exams, we will work together to achieve your goals. I value teaching because I really enjoy working with others and seeing people's progress journeys; these learning experiences inspire my own practice too. 

I am a positive, enthusiastic and motivational teacher who can help anyone achieve their goals on the instrument. Get in touch today to book a trial lesson with me. Don't worry if you don't have an instrument yet!

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About me

✓ Vast amount of real-world performing and recording experience

✓ Music degree

✓ ABRSM Cello Grade 8 Distinction

✓ ABRSM Level 4 Diploma in Practical Music (ARSM) 

✓ 7 years teaching experience with over 100 pupils

✓ 2 Years specialist SEND teaching experience

✓ DBS checked

✓ Safeguarding trained

✓ 100% pass rate in pupil ABRSM exams.

About our lessons

✓ Lessons are tailored to each individual student 

✓ All ages and abilities welcome from 7+

✓ Broad range of styles taught

✓ Students can learn to read notation

✓ Music Grades 1-8 preparation and guidance offered

✓ Online lessons 

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I started learning cello with Rose after wanting to play for years but being too nervous to give it a go as I’ve never been musical at all. Rose made me feel welcome and relaxed from the very first lesson. I’ve learnt so much so quickly in all aspects of playing and technique, thanks to Rose’s affirming teaching style. I look forward to my lesson each week, as we always have fun and I always take away something new to help improve my playing. My cello has become a real passion for me, and Rose can take a lot of the credit for making it such a joy.


I have been learning with Rose for about a year now, she is a very talented cellist with whom I am really glad to learn playing from.

She is a very kind and passionate person with lots of patience, never judges me when I am playing wrong and she has given me motivation to learn the best way.

Rose is very flexible with dates, really well organised and makes our lessons really enjoyable with a smile on her face every time. I recommend her to everyone - I am very happy to have found her and be one of her students!


I came to work under Rose in autumn 2018. I wanted to pick up my cello again after not having a real cello voice since I left for university 30 years ago.  Rose enabled me to find that voice to which I am very grateful. Rose is a really attentive teacher who works patiently with me often giving me a couple of key points to take away with me from each lesson. She is very flexible in her lesson timings and has coached me to the place I want to get to. If you want to find or rediscover your cello voice, then please hire her as your teacher.


Rose has brought me from a total beginner to near grade 3 level in a very short time, without my ever feeling stressed or pushed. She is an incredibly positive teacher; whatever I do she always has an optimistic point to make from it - she never says anything negative - her teaching is all carrot and no stick!  She is calm, organised and friendly, while maintaining structure and progress in the lesson. Totally professional. I can't recommend Rose highly enough.




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Please feel free to use the contact form below or my email address to get in touch if you want to know more about learning the cello with me.
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Rose Gallaway graduated with a 2:1 Music Degree from the University of Leeds in 2015 and worked in Leeds until 2022, working in education and music. She now lives in the South Side of Glasgow and is studying MSc Music Therapy at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.


Rose has been teaching privately and in schools across Leeds and Wakefield since 2016, including for Opera North's In Harmony project, ArtForms and Wakefield Music Services. She believes that patience, compassion and awareness all contribute to the importance of playing music. She feels that her understanding and positive attitude inspires others and allows their own personalities to shine through in their music making.

Rose regularly performs both as a soloist and an ensemble musician at weddings, music courses, formal events and in pit orchestras and she has been a member of Leeds Sinfonia Orchestra since November 2015. Rose performed at the opening of the Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre in Huddersfield in 2018 and her regular work as a session musician has resulted in her playing being on various projects, including an advertisement for American make-up brand Covergirl.

Rose's versatility as a performer has allowed her to perform in a variety of venues including Brudenell Social Club, Belgrave Music Hall and Leeds Town Hall. In November 2019 she toured several venues in Poland with electronic artist KARI. Rose has performed in many countries, including France, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Malta and Austria.

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