Alister Barker operates a private cello teaching studio in Forest Hill, Melbourne. His extensive experience includes private cello tuition, primary/secondary in-school cello tuition, group and ensemble tuition and educational workshops and presentations. He has current "Working with Children" registration and teaches young cellists at Wesley College and Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School.

Alister enjoys teaching interested students of all ages and levels of accomplishment. In his teaching, he seeks to foster an enthusiasm for and understanding of music generally, and the cello specifically. He carefully structures a unique learning program for each individual, designed to extend them in accordance with their natural rate of development.

It is Alister's firm belief that a solid and well functioning instrumental technique is an essential foundation for enjoyable and rewarding musical experiences. He is therefore totally committed to dealing systematically and creatively with all technical issues. Alister expands his pupil's understanding of music theory alongside their instrumental development as these to elements are inseparable.

All pupils have regular performance opportunities and Alister encourages and supports his students to sit for practical examinations offered by The Australian Music Examinations Board, as and when this is of benefit to their development.

Should you wish to discuss methodology, availability, tuition rates or arrange a consultation lesson, please submit a contact form or telephone Alister on 0406 320 857.