Lorna Taylor

Composer Information: Lorna Taylor

Born and educated in London, Lorna studied cello and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, gaining her GRSM and LRAM (piano), followed by a post-graduate teacher training year at Bretton Hall in Yorkshire. Living for a while in Colchester, Essex, where she worked as a primary school teacher specializing in music, and then as a peripatetic cello teacher, she was principal cello with the Colchester Chamber Orchestra.

After gaining her ARCM (cello) she embarked on further study with Keith Harvey of the Gabrieli Quartet. She currently teaches cello in Reading in Berkshire, privately and for the Berkshire Young Musicians' Trust, specializing in beginners and the early stages with both children and adults.

Finding a lack of suitable teaching material for her own pupils Lorna was inspired to write 3 cello tutor books which have been published and are available from Spartan Press. As principal cellist with West Forest Sinfonia and as a local freelance player, she is busy playing for various choral and operatic societies, and she is also a member of the Danesfield Quartet for which she enjoys writing arrangements.

Married, with two grown up musical daughters, Lorna lives in Reading.

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E-mail: taylorat@talk21.com

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