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Jeffrey Faragher, Director, Coach and Cello instructor


Known for his enrapturing performance style, Jeff Faragher is a natural entertainer. With extensive training and experience as a classical cellist he is the Kootenay's only professional cellist and one of the regions most active performers.  Jeff has played as a soloist with Symphony orchestras throughout western Canada in addition to playing in several chamber ensembles.  


Jeff Faragher now lives and works out of Nelson BC and Calgary Alberta and is available as a soloist, chamber musician and Orchestral player. He has extensive experienece in Chamber music and Early music as those were his focuses during his time at McGill University.


At the University of Alberta Jeff began a Doctor of Music focusing on contemporary styles on the cello. This lead him down the path of using his jazz training to create new styles of playing cello in many different genres including Celtic, gypsy-jazz, middle-eastern, tango, and flamenco.  Jeff feels at home in almost any ensemble and brings his energy to the mix.


Learning a wealth of experience and information is only the begining.  Jeff Faragher believes deeply that to share this knowledge is of utmost importance and is passionate about bringing his expertise to the community in a supportive, focused and fun atmosphere.  Jeff Faragher has worked with many festivals across Western Canada and regularly gives master classes to students of all instruments and ages. Cellist, Jeff Faragher is always excited to inspire students.


Click here to learn more about Jeff and see when he is performing in your area.   



Guest Instructors


Throughout the year, Mountainside Chamber Music students will enjoy having the special opportunity of working with world class instructors and performers in master classes, chamber coachings and private lessons.  We will be inviting vioin and cello isntructors as well as many other instrumentalists, vocalists and performers to share their welth of knowledge with us.  We have had guest instructors such as Cellist, Michael Kevin Jones, and Wendy Herbison (violin), Martine Denbok (violin), and Natasha Hall (violinist).   


Click here to see upcoming events and learning opportunities.  

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