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Jillian Carey

Jillian Carey


Cello Lessons | Keyboard Lessons | Theory Lessons

  • Qualifications: B.A.
  • Pricing: $35 for 30 minutes, $70 for 60 minutes
  • Styles: Classical
  • Suitability: 8 years to adult (any age). Beginners to advanced.


I have had many years experience teaching cello, and I have been playing for more than 30 years. My playing experience covers different styles, from classical to pop, folk and rock groups. I have been a member of many different orchestras and small groups. Currently I play in the Animato String
Quartet at weddings and functions around Tauranga.

My teaching experience covers teaching in the Itinerant Scheme in schools as well as privately. I successfully enter students for ABRSM and Trinity exams, and prepare them for NCEA.


Teaching Info

I enjoy teaching students of all ages, and have a particular interest in adult education. I currently teach students from 8 – 80, and have taught adults who have learned other instruments of have learned the cello in earlier years and now want to come back to it. As they say, it’s never too late!

Lessons will cover Technical Skills:

Posture, bow hold, technique, fingering and bowing exercises.

Musical Skills:

Aural and intonation, theory, playing in different styles, performance preparation, playing a variety of music from Baroque to folk and pop.

Life Skills:

Learning the cello also practices life skills such as confidence, focus and discipline.


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