Jane R.

Certified teacher in cello
From £24.00 / 30 min.

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From £24.00 / 30 min.

Lowest price includes 20% discount for block booking.

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About Jane R.

Jane offers lessons from her home near Bicester (OX27) and online. She started learning the Cello at the age of eight and was educated at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester for four years. Jane continued her musical education at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London studying for five years with Raphael Wallfisch and Leonard Stehn. She was involved in many chamber music activities and took part in Masterclasses with Anner Bylsma, the Amadeus and Chillingirian Quartets and at the RNCM Cello Festival with Franz Helmerson. She graduated with distinction in 1987 and was awarded the first British Gas scholarship for Post Graduate study at the Guildhall and also the Elsie Doris Moss Concerto prize. Subsequent Martin Musical scholarships enabled her to have lessons with William Pleeth and Marcel Bergman. Concerts included performances of the Saint Saens Concerto and the Original version of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.

Since leaving college, Jane has freelanced with most of the major Symphony Orchestras in London as well as playing Principal Cello with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on many occasions. She worked as Alternating Solo Cello in Trondheim, Norway for two years before joining the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Orchestra to Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1992. The Sinfonia has made many recordings including the Ealing Comedies which won the 1998 Gramophone Award for best film music. The orchestra has undertaken several foreign tours, notably South Africa, Hong Kong and New York and Chicago as well as frequently playing for The Royal Ballet in Covent Garden.

Jane enjoys teaching very much and has been fortunate enough to study under many inspirational cello professors and has also had the opportunity to play with some top conductors and musicians. Jane has a passion for the Cello and also for learning and feels that she is in an ideal position to pass on this experience to others. Lessons are available both in person and online on Zoom.

Jane is able to offer flexible times and offer lessons to every ability; beginners to advanced, all ages either purely for fun or with a view to taking exams. Jane has prepared many students successfully for ABRSM exams and is very thorough in her approach. Jane's main aim is that people enjoy learning the cello and making music. Jane believes that music offers a wonderful and universal way of self expression and creativity. She have also taught people with physical challenges such as MS.

Tutoring Experience:

Our Lady's Abingdon School since 2001
Private lessons for 20 years from ages 7 to 70
Bruern Abbey School 2015-2016
Northamptonshire Music Service 2004-2005

Member of European String Teachers Association which promotes excellence in the field of string tuition and provides a professional association for string teachers to exchange repertoire ideas, teaching methods and benefit from continuing professional development opportunities.

Member of Musicians' Union

Reviews of Jane R.

Created at 13/01/22
Neil F. Reference
Jane establishes really positive and productive teacher-pupil dynamics. Her pupils progress well. She is efficient and reliable.
Created at 24/01/22
Andrew B. Reference
Jane is a fine musician and a good team player within our cello section. She has a postive attitude and enjoys music making and has good experience of teaching.


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