Cum Laude (2014)
Information about Jill
COVID-19 Update: now offering in-person and online options for Autumn term tuition and training.
I am a professional concert violist working with London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, English National Opera, and Royal Ballet. I am also a session musician recording film scores for Netflix, the BBC, and popular films/series such as The Crown, Downton Abbey, Dr. Who, Emma and others. I teach violin, viola and theory students of all levels, as well as cello and keyboard students up to ABRSM grade 4 or equivalent.
I am also a personal trainer, certified with REPS Level 3 training as well a second GP Referral, Sports Conditioning, Indoor Cycling and Outdoor Training Safety. This passion for fitness stems from the sedentary nature of sitting in the recording studio, opera pit or on the stage for hours at a time, traveling for work and using highly repetitive motions at work as a performing musician. I believe that for sedentary occupations, proper fitness and nutrition are essential to not only physical but also psychological sustainability.
I therefor specialise in training clients in sedentary, repetitive motion-focused professions such as office work, creative arts and travel-intensive work.
Availability: In light of COVID-19 I am offering both in-person sessions and the option for remote sessions via video conference. Students and clients have sessions either once or twice per week. Please contact me for specific availability.
Remote tuition and training offers the flexibility to train and learn from anywhere and is especially popular with students/clients who travel for work. Even after the COVID-19 situation eases, I will continue offering remote options for my clients and students.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
*Bachelors and Masters degrees in Viola Performance from an internationally top-ranked USA music conservatory, Rice University`s Shepherd School of Music
*Busy freelancer in London`s top orchestras and throughout the UK
*Six years of experience teaching children in Houston Schools
*Three additional years teaching children in London Borough of Wandsworth
*Maintaining a dynamic private studio with recitals each term, chamber music opportunities and more
*ABRSM Grade 1-8 preparation
*Conservatory entrance exam preparation
*Experienced teacher of adults
*Level 3 Personal Training Certified
*Specialisations: GP Referral, Sports Conditioning, Group Indoor Cycling, Outdoor Fitness
*Level 2 Gym Instructor Certified
*FX Nutrition Certified
*HIIT, Resistance Band and Home Gym philosophy to save space and minimise bulky and expensive equipment obligation for clients
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Feedback For Jill (1)
I am an older "improving" viola player being taught by Jill. She is a reliable, efficient and an excellent teacher. My on-line lessons are well structured and enjoyable. Jill is encouraging me to be a more reflective player as well as re-establishing a good technique. I get email feedback and homework after every lesson. I am so encouraged and can`t wait to practice every day!