This is what people think about my teaching.....
"Montse is a rare gem of a music teacher - as well as drawing on an impressive amount of experience and many different teaching techniques to suit all types of learner (she played with pencils one day, and holding spongy balls another), she has a gift of lightness, empathy and intuition with children that brings out the best in them and gently helps them develop not only their musical technique but also a real love for the cello. The group classes and concerts with her other students have also been great fun - the icing on the cake!"
"Cuando decidí aprender a tocar el cello siendo una persona ya adulta, sin saber leer partituras ni nigún conocimiento musical previo, pensé que probablemente no lo conseguiría. Afortunadamente Montse tiene las cualidades que hacen que una persona sea un buen profesor que son que sabe enseñar, es decir, sabe explicar las cosas de forma que las entiendas e interiorices y consigas llevarlas a cabo. Al mismo tiempo sabe detectar las necesidades concretas de cada alumno, ya sea un adulto o un niño, y adaptar la metodología de las clases a dichas necesidades y al ritmo de cada persona. Desde el primer momento comienzas a trabajar con el instrumento lo que es muy motivador porque notas tu progreso y eso te anima a superarte y querer ir más allá. Las recomiendo a todos aquellos que quieran aprender a tocar este bonito instrumento"
"My son and I both have lessons from Montse. She is a brilliant and motivating teacher! My son's playing level and enthusiasm for the cello have increased exponentially since beginning lessons with her! She is very patient and kind and we both really enjoy our lessons.
I highly recommend her!"
"Montse is a very talented teacher. She is patient and very good at motivating my son to improve his playing, finding a balance between challenging him and also giving lots of encouragement. She is sensitive and has created a good rapport with him. "
"La Montse és una gran professora i persona. Les seves classes són dinàmiques i creatives. M'ha fet tornar a tenir il.lusió per tocar el violoncel i gaudir mentre toco."
“...She has a deep interest in teaching and learning and through her dedication has inspired many children and adults to raise their own expectations and develop new practice...Her very pleasant personality, tenacity and ability to engage students ensured the success of the programme... Her own standards of playing are transferred into the expectations of those who she teaches. I would recommend Montserrat as a performer, teacher and inspirer... She is very well regarded by all who have had the privilege to work with her...”
Music and Arts Manager for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London.