I have a passion for teaching – and in particular, educating folks about the recorder… if you are interested in developing your own enthusiasm for the recorder then you have come to the right place! I have been teaching recorder and flute for over twenty five years, in every setting from the state sector classroom and music service, through private and independent schools, to the aspiring young Conservatoire graduate. I have also been a syllabus and repertoire consultant for grades and diplomas, to the ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall examination boards in the UK.
As well as running the recorder department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, I have taught individuals and group lessons for many years in my local area. I am based in Kemble in Gloucestershire, and am always delighted to hear from new students! The emphasis in all my teaching is on personal attainment, developing confidence and having fun. Do contact me if you are interested in arranging a trial or consultation lesson.
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
I run a busy and enthusiastic department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire along with Chris Orton, where we explore all styles and periods of music. We are well equipped with a consort of renaissance instruments by Adrian Brown, a Paetzold contrabass and use of the latest technology for performance of music with live electronics, as well as baroque instruments and also several harpsichords. All students are encouraged to develop their own particular strengths and talents as recorder practitioners, in one of the friendliest institutions in the UK. More information is available here, including information on open days, auditions and consultation lessons. Also do visit our busy Facebook Page for regular updates on activities.
Woodhouse Recorder Weeks and Courses
Most years I try to arrange courses to cater for all levels and age of player, from pre-grade 1 to the competent music college player or semi-professional. Visit our website for more information.
Guildford Recorder Ensembles
Due to my recent move to the west of England, I have had to pass my Guildford Recorder Ensemble teaching onto my friend and colleague, Katriina Boosey. She would be delighted to hear from you if are a Surrey-based recorder player looking for an ensemble with whom to rehearse and perform. Please email for further details.
Looking for a recorder ensemble in the Cotswolds?
If so, please get in touch! I am keen to get both youth and adult ensembles off the ground in Gloucestershire and would also very happily coach existing groups on a regular or one-off basis. Why not Contact me to have a chat about your ideas?