King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Gordon Pringle studied for eight years with the great cello pedagogue Christopher Bunting, relishing his analytic approach and ideas regarding physical aspects of playing. Later he came under the influence of William Pleeth for six years and experienced his unique musical and intuitive way of teaching and performing. Also during his studies, Gordon worked on a form of Alexander Technique with the inspired teacher, Jean Gibson.
Gordon started his career playing in many orchestras, chamber ensembles and a string quartet in London, but realized that teaching was his true vocation. After a short spell as cello teacher and conductor of the school orchestra at St Christopher’s School, Hampstead and building up a private teaching practice, Gordon was invited in 1970 to join the staff of Junior Trinity College of Music (now Trinity Laban) as cello teacher and string quartet coach. In 1997, he became the co-ordinator of the String Department and in 2002 was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Trinity College of Music (Hon FTCL) for his outstanding work there.
Gordon teaches at every level, but particularly specializes in preparing students for Grade 8, Music Scholarships to schools and Music College Entrance auditions, where he has a 100% success rate, including pupils being offered entrance and full scholarships.