Janet Crouch Shulman (M.AmSAT)
Alexander Teacher and Cellist
Janet Crouch Shulman trained as a teacher of The Alexander Technique at the Alexander Technique Studio in London, England, and at the Alexander Training Institute, Los Angeles, California. She is currently professor of Alexander Technique at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and also teaches privately at her home in Topanga, as well as giving workshops and classes at various institutions throughout the Los Angeles area. Janet has a wide range of experience with students of all ages and from all walks of life. Being a performer herself she takes a particular interest in working with musicians, actors, singers and dancers. She is one of only a handful of Alexander Technique teachers with an advanced certification to teach Jessica Wolf's 'The Art of Breathing'.
Janet studied the cello at the Royal College of Music in London with Anna Shuttleworth and at the Royal Academy of Music with Derek Simpson. Subsequently she took lessons from Ralph Kirschbaum and William Pleeth. As a professional cellist, Janet has worked in a number of performing arts fields. She has taken part in orchestral concerts and recordings with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Britten Sinfonia, the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta and the Academy of Ancient Music among many others. She has performed on cello with The Rambert Dance Company, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Kenneth Brannagh's 'Renaissance Theatre Company' and recorded many Television and Film soundtracks for companies both in London and Los Angeles, including the BBC and the major Hollywood movie studios, with the Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra. She also has a particular interest in chamber music and has worked with many leading groups including the Endymion Ensemble, the Almeida Ensemble and as guest cellist with the Britten Quartet and the New Hollywood String Quartet.Janet was assistant professor of cello at the Royal College of Music, London, from 1987-1999. With over thirty years of teaching experience she has taught the cello both privately and at many institutions, including the Hindhead School of Music, London's 'Youth Music Center' and the Reading Youth Orchestra. In 2009 she was appointed professor of cello at both The Masters College, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, and the Malibu String Academy. She also teaches cello at her home studio in Topanga, together with her husband, cellist and conductor Andrew Shulman. For more information about the 'Shulman Cello Studio' please click this link
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