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 Head of Perforamnce at City University, where she teaches Cello, Jazz and Improvisation and Musicianship.

She has given workshops for Goldsmiths University, Guidlhall School of Music,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.

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