I’m Jay, and I’m a professional cellist based in the West Midlands. I’ve been teaching students of all ages (as young as 4 years to 86 years old!) for many years, and absolutely love to see people developing their skills to create brilliant music! As well as teaching privately, I have taught with Dudley Performing Arts (creating a cello group comprising of over 40 student cellists from beginners to advanced), Ast0n Performing Arts Academy, and Wolverhampton University, and several independent primary and secondary schools.
I maintain my own skills by performing regularly with symphony and chamber orchestras, whilst making sure my own playing and teaching skills are kept at my best thanks to my own tutor, award winning and internationally renowned cellist, Richard Jenkinson.
I believe that learning should be a perfect balance of fun and discipline, and I believe that every person who wants to have a go, should be able to do so. Coupled with enthusiasm and willingness to learn, I’m always proud and pleased to say that I get the best out of my students. I also understand performance fears and anxiety, and is an area I cover in my lessons in order to help a student excel in all situations.
My cello lessons are fulfilling and rewarding, and are tailored specifically to each and every student; there’s no such thing as a “standard lesson” when you learn with me.
Cello lessons are available as 30 min or 1hr slots, and take place in my home in Solihull. All standards, all ages, all walks of life!