Information About Abigail - Manchester teacher
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Abi began playing the cello at the age of 8 and immediately joined her local orchestra at Solihull Music Service. Throughout her grades, Abi attended Lake District Summer Music for a number of years where she gained invaluable chamber music and orchestral playing experience with other young musicians.
At school, Abi was part of many orchestras, choirs, and bands. She frequently did solos in concerts and also formed her own string quartet which performed at events throughout the school such as presentation evening, Principals reception and Remembrance Day. She has played in musicals such as Oliver!, Fame, Singin' in the Rain, West Side Story and The Sound of Music.
At the age of 15, Abi completed her grade 8 and performed Elgar's Cello Concerto at Bushall Hall in Solihull. She then went on to study with Helen Edgar of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Abi participated in the Wigmore Hall London International String Quartet weekend at Chetham's School of Music for two years where she had coaching from the Carducci Quartet and other professional musicians such as Pavel Fisher, Raphael Todes, and Graham Oppenheimer.
When Abi was 17 she was accepted into the National Youth Chamber Orchestra which concluded with a concert at Cambridge University. She performs at weddings and events with the Ridente String Quartet formed at Solihull Music Service in 2011.
In 2014 Abi was accepted into four different music colleges with scholarships around the UK and took her place at the Royal Northern College of Music starting in September 2015. During her first two years of Music College, she has performed with many orchestras including the RNCM Film Orchestra and the RNCM Session Orchestra with Bill Lawrence.
Abi has played at the prestigious Bridgewater Hall in Manchester with Manchester Inspirational Voices and the RNCM Session Orchestra. Abi had her debut solo performance in May 2017 at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon and is playing concertos with numerous orchestras and a number of lunchtime concerts around the UK in 2018/2019.
Abi will be touring Russia and the UK in September 2019 after gaining a place in the new Britten Shostakovich Festival Orchestra. You can check out details for this tour in the concerts page. She also tours with the Gatecrasher Classical Orchestra which fuses classical music with 90's/00's trance hits.
Teacher at Chorley School of Music
Experience teaching ages 3-70 from beginner to advanced; Able to plan lessons and use my own teaching materials; DBS Checked; Able to teach one-to-one and in groups; Ability to encourage children to think for themselves; Able to encourage creativity and originality within students’ lessons.
Enjoyment is the most important thing about music. There is no greater feeling than creating beautiful sounds and creating joy for others who are listening. You will succeed if you enjoy!
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- Royal Northern College of Music (2019) - Bachelor of Music in Performance (Bachelors) (✔ On File)