PAUL APPLEYARD Music Theory Teacher London, Music Theory Lessons London Westminster W2 2YD

Paul Appleyard Viola Teacher in London Westminster

Paul Appleyard

Subject Taught : Music Theory for ABRSM Grades 1 – 8
Qualifications : LLB, ARCM
Teaching Location : 11 South Rise St George’s Fields Westminster W2 2YD
Can travel to pupil’s home.
Age ranges taught : All
Fees : Available on request
Contact :
Telephone : Home 020 7402 7860 Mobile 07836 294833
Website :
After a full-time freelance performing career with most of the UK’s leading orchestras, and arranging music for many ensembles including the LPO, the Scarborough Spa Orchestra and my own quartet, I am now concentrating on teaching music theory for ABRCM Grades 1 – 8.
Biography :
Paul Appleyard was born in Dewsbury in January 1951. His schooling took place at Oldershaw Grammar School (1962 – 1968). He studied Law at King’s College London from 1968, graduating (LLB) in 1971, subsequently studying Viola with Frederick Riddle at the Royal College of Music as a postgraduate until 1973
Positions Held
1973-5 Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (No 4)
1975 Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (Guest Principal)
1976 Camerata Lysy
1977 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Trial – No 3)
1978 Scottish Ballet Orchestra (Principal)
1979.81 London Festival Ballet Orchestra (Co-principal)
1983 Norwegian Opera Orchestra (Guest Principal)
1986-95 Melachrino Strings and Orchestra (Principal)
1987-Sinfonietta Tedesca Karlsruhe (Principal)
1988-92 Scarborough Spa Orchestra (Principal)
1995- Stowe Opera Orchestra (Principal)
Freelance Engagements
London Symphony Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
RTE Concert Orchestra (Guest Principal)
RTE National Symphony Orchestra (Guest Sub-principal)
Ulster Orchestra (Principal)
BBC Concert Orchestra
BBC Radio Orchestra
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
London Mozart Players
Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra
English Sinfonia
English String/Symphony Orchestra,
London Schubert Orchestra (Principal)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
ViVA (Orchestra of the East Midlands)
Member of Status Cymbal string quartet and remains principal viola in the Sinfonietta Tedesca Karlsruhe for occasional German tours.
Solo experience includes performances of Hindemith’s ‘Trauermusik’ and Mozart’s ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ with the London Schubert Orchestra. Whilst working for the Scarborough Spa Orchestra, Paul was commissioned to produce arrangements for the orchestra and its associated string quartet, which he continues to manage, arrange for and play in. The quartet is now called Status Cymbal and is the resident quartet for a number of cruise lines as well as giving concerts throughout the UK. He is a fluent German speaker and has a good working knowledge of French

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