Information About Joanna - Peterborough teacher
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I went to the Purcell School and trained in London and Moscow.My background as a professional performer includes touring North America as principal cellist with the Scottish Baroque Ensemble and a successful solo recital at the Wigmore Hall. I was also the founder, artistic director and principal cellist of Peterborough String Orchestra which was reviewed in The Guardian as having “the sort of responsive precision you expect from a string quartet. The real emotional stuff of music making”.
I am also an in house composer at Kevin Mayhew. My first cello and piano collection - Folk and Beyond - has just been published and my recordings of all the pieces can be heard on You Tube. My cello duets have been published by U.M.P. and SJ Music.
I love teaching and have taught cello at all levels for more than 40 years. I play the piano well, so I can accompany cello pupils, and I was an ABRSM examiner for 24 years, so know what is required for exams.
I also specialise in teaching improvisation and playing by ear on the cello. I prefer teaching face to face but can give lessons on Zoom.
You can view an interview about my approach to composing and improvising on You Tube.
Enthusiasm for playing your instrument is my main focus - so I approach every pupil individually. I aim to combine the relaxed, approach of folk music with the passion of the classical world. With this in mind I encourage easy improvisation and playing by ear.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal Academy of Music (1979) - RAM Rec Dip (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Royal College of Music (1978) - ARCM (Performers) (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Royal Academy of Music (1977) - LRAM ( Teachers) (College) (✘ Not On File)