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


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.

2021 workshop dates :

Feb 28th


Enrolment details and more information are available here

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