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Miss Joanna Borrett
Miss Joanna Borrett

LRAM ( Teachers)
ARCM (Performers)
RAM Rec. Dip.
Instruments: Cello
Genre/Style(s): Classical

Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I love teaching and have taught cello at all levels for more than 40 years. I also play the piano so I can accompany pupils. I was an ABRSM examiner for 24 years so know what is required for exams. I teach at Oundle School.

I grew up in London and had some superb string teachers. They influenced me but I have developed my own approach to teaching which includes encouraging pupils to improvise and play by ear as well as giving them a secure background in classical technique. I respond to every pupil individually, based on their enthusiasms and what they want to achieve.
My background as a professional performer includes touring North America as principal cellist with the Scottish Baroque Ensemble and a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall which achieved excellent national reviews. I was also the founder, artistic director and principal cellist of Peterborough String Orchestra which was reviewed in The Guardian as having “the sort of responsive precision you expect from a string quartet. The real emotional stuff of music making”. I recently recorded Bach’s first, third and fifth unaccompanied cello suites. I also compose and arrange music. Visit to hear some of my cello and piano pieces.

Contact Joanna

Address: PE8 6RX
Phone: 01832280801
Mobile: 07964 232654
Fee (60 minutes): £45.00

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