Based in Lancaster and originally from Norway, Maja Bugge is a cellist who specialises in jazz and improvisation. In conversation with The Strad’s online editor Davina Shum, she shares five useful tips on how teachers can include improvisation and composition in their lessons.

Excerpt of ‘Shelter’ used with permission from Maja Bugge

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