Cello Wings – How to practice for success

With the Dream Team!
Dan James and Josh Salter, cello tutors

Sunday 7th November 2021 | 9.30am – 1.00pm

Mills Centre, Highgate N6

COVID PROTOCOLS: We ask that everyone attending this event (including faculty, staff, students, parents and observers) take a lateral flow test either the night before or on the day of the event, whether or not you have been fully vaccinated.

Practice can often be seen as a bit of a chore, like another piece of homework to fit into our day. But it doesn’t have to be! In this workshop we will explore the different elements that make practice enjoyable, from preparation to listening and thinking, so that the process becomes both fun and rewarding, and the results a success. So do join us to learn why it is so important to practice in the best possible way. After all, practice is the key to unlocking the secrets of cello playing!

This workshop is open to Grade levels 1-4.

Schedule of events

9.30–10am registration
10am Session I
11.15am Tea Break
11.40am–12.30pm Session II
12.45–1pm Final concert

(Free refreshments included in the ticket price)

Participants: £40 for non-members / £35 for Cello Club members
Observers: £10 (non-members) and £8 (LCS members)

Dan James

Dan James 

Dan is a cellist, conductor and educator, whose musical career has taken him from Brighton to Bangalore. As a cellist, Dan completed his Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, after gaining his BMus (Hons) at Trinity College of Music.

As a cellist, Dan has played on various productions in the West End, and with his cello quartet recorded the critically acclaimed Time and Place album with the jazz vocalist Claire Martin OBE for her record label, Linn records. Other commercial work has seen him broadcast on BBC Radio 2 & 3, record for X Factor finalists Little Mix and perform on ITV television as a member of the orchestra for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant concerts at Windsor Castle.

Teaching has always been central to Dan’s professional life, and he currently holds the position of Head of Strings at Highgate school, alongside which he works as an ensemble leader and cello teacher at both Junior Trinity and Eltham College. He is also a mentor for graduate students on the Music Masters PGCEi course in instrumental studies.

Josh Salter

Josh Salter 

Josh studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Academy of Music. He teaches at schools in Camden and Haringey, and has a busy schedule of private pupils. He also regularly freelances with orchestras such as City of London Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Academy of Ancient Music.


Mills Centre, 5 Bishopswood Road, London N6 4PP

(Parking is free on Bishopswood Road on a Sunday)