Accidentally on Purpose is the story of how, from a protected upbringing where a woman’s role was regarded as being a caring wife and mother, Wendy decided that tea parties and flower arranging were not enough and so, against parental disapproval, she carved out a career as a renowned cello teacher.

The book celebrates forty years of teaching and is full of tips and tricks for aspiring music teachers, insights into what talent is, how media attention affects people, alongside the story of how Wendy outgrew her restraining parents and made them proud of her.

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