Shirley is known as a keen and enthusiastic educator. She currently teaches Improvisation and Musicianship at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at City University, where she teaches Cello, Jazz and Improvisation and Musicianship.

She has given workshops for Goldsmiths University, Trinity Laban and Jazzlines, and is Visiting Tutor for the National Youth Jazz Collective.

Shirley also runs the Beyond Cello Division of the London Cello Society and is a Senior Tutor for their GoCello programme.

She teaches privately, and gives Skype lessons - specialising in developing improvisation skills.

Private Lessons/Skype please contact info.shirlsmart@gmail.com

 

Beyond Cello Course

 

Beyond Cello is an exciting new course that Shirley has been invited to give for the London Cello Society, exploring improvisation on the cello in a variety of genres and contexts.

The course is open to all cellists aged 14+ and of Grade 8 and above standard.

2018/19 workshop dates :

 

Autumn 2018 :   October 21st

                          December 2nd

Spring 2019  :    February 10th

                          March 24th

Summer 2019 :  May 12th

                          June 23rd


Enrolment details and more information are available here

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