Jennifer teaches recorder in Bristol and around the world via Zoom. She specialises in teaching adults, especially those who are returning to music after a long break. She offers individual and group lessons, as well as group coaching
Jennifer started playing recorder when she was six years old.
She studied with Miggs Coggan, Mike Irik, Zana Clarke, and Jeanette Hajncl. Jennifer gained her A.Mus.A. performance diploma from the Australian Music Examinations Board in 1990. She has a PhD in Drama from Bristol University, and qualified as an Alexander Technique teacher in 2007.
Jennifer teaches Alexander Technique  privately in Bristol UK, and is a tutor at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Leeds Arts University, and the Wales Academy of Voice and Dramatic Arts. As an Alexander teacher she has worked for organisations as varied as Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Wells Cathedral School, Welsh National Opera, the Irish Harp Society, and charities working with mental health service users.
Jen works with a philosophy of creating confidence by building skills (intonation, articulation, breathing, rhythm, ear training etc) through targeted pieces and simple practice ideas. Lessons usually involve laughter and a bit of silliness. She is happy to work with whatever music a student is passionate about, but reserves the right to help students explore new repertoire!
Jennifer currently performs with Pink Noise Recorder Ensemble, the Biber Recorder Duo, and Rosafresca. She can often be found posting pictures of pretty recorders on Instagram as @recorderjen . She loves cycling, knitting, reading, gym, and baking – not necessarily in that order, and never simultaneously.