Edward has a passion for teaching, and enjoys offering his ideas and inspiration to his class at the Leopold Mozart Center in Augsburg, Germany. His goal is to create a learning-environment which is simultaneously empathetic and challenging, and focussed on the long-term development of each musician.

In Edward’s lessons:

  • Students are encouraged to bring their creativity and concepts, as a starting point for development and refinement.

  • Historical context and musical analysis are explored to give perspective for artistic inspiration.

  • Technical and musical aspects of playing the cello are integrated: our technique is what facilitates our ability to express ourselves musically

 

Above all, Edward recognizes the nature of music as a living language - and enjoys helping his students to vividly and eloquently speak to audiences through their music-making.

 

Edward believes the core of music education is chamber music: here we learn the most important musical skills - dialogue, leadership, flexibility, spontaneity, and team-work. He also believes that musicians of all levels need regular performance opportunities to practise their craft, and enables this through organising a weekly student concert series - Mittagskonzerte - at the Leopold Mozart Center.

 

Edward is currently working on “The Lazy Cellist”, a pedagogical book focussing on helping people to find simple and efficient solutions for the technique of cello-playing.

If you would like to apply for the Bachelors or Masters programmes at the Leopold Mozart Center, consultation lessons can be arranged subject to availability. Details here.

Cello Passionato
Cello Passionato

Cello ensemble formed from the classes of Edward King and Prof. Hyun-Jung Berger

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Cello Passionato
Cello Passionato

In the Goldener Saal, Augsburg

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Cello Passionato
Cello Passionato

Cello ensemble formed from the classes of Edward King and Prof. Hyun-Jung Berger

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