Horn (Grade 4 to Diploma) Double Bass (Grade 3 to Grade 8 )
Xenophon also teaches:
Teaching experience: Years of experience teaching in a wide range of schools, colleges and universities, of conducting student and youth orchestras and in coaching chamber music. Specialise in consultation lessons prior to exams, competitions and auditions.
Performing experience: Musical Director and Conductor of St Cecilia Orchestra, Vacation Chamber Orchestras, Ripon Community Orchestra. Extensive experience as a professional Conductor, Horn & Double Bass player and chamber musician.
Bassoon (Grade 1 to Diploma) Clarinet (Grade 1 to Diploma)
Jane also teaches:
Teaching experience: I have taught since 1967, Bassoon, Clarinet & Piano at many schools all over the UK including Winchester College, Sedbergh School, Bermuda, Ripon College of Ripon & York St John, Ripon Cathedral Choir School, Queen Mary's School, privately. I have also coached many chamber/orchestral ensembles throughout the UK at all levels.
Many of my pupils are now professional musicians or teachers but more importantly, most of them still play because they "love" making music whatever profession they have pursued in life. This surely has to be the main objective when teaching an instrument!
Performing experience: I started playing the Piano aged 4 years old, gained a music scholarship to senior school, starting the clarinet and then gained entrance to the Menuhin School. A year later I decided that the piano was not for me, certainly as a performer. I continued at Winchester College both to teach piano & play, as well as singing almost every day in church & chamber choirs. I started learning the bassoon that I entered Trinity College of Music as first study a year later, where II studied with Vernon Elliot & Roger Hellyer as well as Roger Birnstingl.
During my college training, I specialised in Chamber Music, forming with The Endellion Ensemble – this was a wind quintet & piano, working with a string quartet (the members of whom went on to form The Medici String Quartet.) We toured the country, featuring at the Endellion Festival and performing works written for us by modern composers (including Knussen & Bainbridge) at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. I also taught woodwind and freelanced as an orchestral musician during this time.
In 1975 I changed track completely to train with Bob Davies in the Lake District, making wonderful harpsichords as well as doing woodwind repairs for two years.
In 1980, now living in Ripon, I was offered some teaching at Ripon Cathedral Choir School & Ripon College as well as freelancing as a bassoonist again. Then a new challenge in Bermuda, building up the double reed teaching as well as playing over there and in the USA, as well as helping with the planning of the bi-annual Bermuda Festival.
Returning home after two years and after a short break, I started working as administrator for Vacation Chamber Orchestras (President: Sir Simon Rattle), St Cecilia and Mowbray Orchestras.
Vacation Chamber Orchestras is a student chamber orchestra that runs 4 courses every year in both Europe & this country. It is designed to give orchestral experience to students (either 6th formers or university & music colleges) who want to have a career in music. The standard of performance is exceptionally high and we work in close collaboration with string/wind tutors from the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, English Chamber Orchestra, RPO, Manchester Camerata & Psappha I am administrator & fixer for this organisation as well as a wind coach, nurse and “auntie jane!”
St Cecilia Orchestra runs as a large symphony Orchestra based in Ripon that performs at least 6 concerts a year to a very high standard. I also manage The Mowbray Orchestra which is the professional wing of St Cecilia and works regularly both as a chamber orchestra & chamber ensemble as well as an orchestra for accompanying choral societies all over the north of England. I was orchestral fixer & bassoonist for Opus 1 Opera for three years until it ceased to be.
In 2015 I am also a jury member/adjudicator for the largest Youth Music Festival in Europe in Neerpelt Belgium.
Level of Qualification: FTCL (Fellow of Trinity College of Music)
Horn (Grade 1 to Diploma) Trumpet ( to Grade 8 ) Trombone ( to Grade 5 )
Catherine also teaches:
Teaching experience: Brass and piano teacher 1996-current
French Horn tutor for Kent County Youth Orchestra
French Horn tutor for Yorchestra (summer 2016)
Current Brass Teacher at :
Queen Mary's School
Outwood Academy Ripon
Current French Horn teacher:
Ripon Grammar School
Performing experience: Royal Ballet Sinfonia 1998-2005 (principal horn 2002-05)
London Freelancer 1996-2006 including:
London Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Nat. Orchestra of Wales
Scottish Opera (guest principal)
Royal Opera House (Third horn trial)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Flute (Grade 1 to Concert Soloist)
Nicky also teaches:
I currently teach at Queen Marys, Ashville College and Thirsk School
Teaching experience: I have been teaching as a specialist flute teacher for 27 years. I am currently teaching students from beginners to diploma level; over the years I've been privileged to have taught some extraordinary players who have gone on to win various festivals, gain membership into the National Childrens Orchestra of Great Britain, awarded Leverhulme scholarship, others have gone on to study music at various colleges and universities which include Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds etc.
Performing experience: I have performed as a soloist, chamber musician, pit player for musicals and orchestral player.
'Liz Foulds Music Time': I also teach fun sessions of singing, movement and elementary music reading for young children aged 0 - 8 years of age. These are taught in own private studio;
Personal Singing Experience includes membership of London Symphony Chorus & St Endellion Festival Chorus
Teaching experience: Piano Teacher: 35 years Beginners to Grade 8
Teacher of Class Music: Key Stages 1, 2 and 3
Performing experience: Accompanist in school context
Piano (Grade 1 to Concert Soloist)
Anthea also teaches:
Teaching experience: Anthea has held teaching posts throughout the UK, working as a piano tutor at Chethams, and at St Mary's, Ascot. Anthea spent twelve years in the classroom, firstly at Gordonstoun Schools, and then at Queen Mary's, Thirsk. Anthea is now based in Harrogate and is currently Head of Keyboard at Bootham School in York. Anthea is also a member of the main examining panel of the ABRSM, working both in the UK and in the Far-East. She is also an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals.
Performing experience: Anthea studied with Dame Fanny Waterman for her teenage years, and then at the RNCM, choosing to
specialise in accompaniment for her postgraduate year.
During a varied career Anthea has worked throughout the UK, combining teaching posts with extensive
freelance work as an accompanist, chamber musician, choral conductor (specialising in children’s and Male
Voice Choirs) and organist.
Violin (Grade 1 to Diploma) Viola (Grade 1 to Diploma)
Chloe also teaches:
Teaching experience: I have extensive experience teaching both children and adults of all ages and abilities. I am passionate about my teaching, and have taught for a number of different music services around the country. I have worked at Stockport Music Service, teaching singing as part of the "Song Squad" and have been a classroom Music teacher, teaching Curriculum Music lessons for a number of primary schools. I have taught violin, viola and cello around Yorkshire area and currently work at Ashville College in the Music Department. I have also taught Kodaly and Dalcroze and include some of these elements from these methods in my string teaching.
Performing experience: I have extensive experience as freelance orchestral violinist. I am a passionate chamber musician and am a member of the Dales Ensemble. I have also had the opportunity to perform as a concerto soloist many times.
Level of Qualification: BMus(HONS) Guildhall School of music and drama - London. PGCE with specialist strings from Manchester Metropoliton University. PGDIP in performance (Violin) from the Royal Northern College of Music - Manchester
After many years working as a music teacher in schools, I now run my own business creating music arrangements for ensembles in schools, music centres and churches, etc. I also work as a freelance performer of violin and viola, and as a piano accompanist.
Teaching experience: 27 years experience as a Peripatetic Instrumental Teacher, working in schools and local Area Music Centres.
Performing experience: Plays with St Cecilia Orchestra, Thirsk Sinfonia, and Doncaster Hallgate Chamber Orchestra.
I am also a recording engineer, and worked at EMI's Abbey Road Studios for 14 years.
Teaching experience: I have been teaching piano and theory for ten years, with students from beginners age 6 through to grade 8, and also adult pupils. I try to make lessons as enjoyable as possible, whilst also working hard and making sure pupils have a sound technique and understanding of what they are doing. My pupils have a 100% pass rate at exams.
Performing experience: Accompanying exam students on various instruments. Playing piano/violin/percussion in university concerts.
Level of Qualification: MA Music (Durham University)
I am also a choral conductor and have great experience of conducting both young people and adult choirs. i am conductor of the Micklegate Singers in York and was till July 2016 conductor of the Chapel Choir of Queen Mary's School, Topcliffe.
Teaching experience: 36 years as a Director of Music at Queen Mary's School, formerly in Helmsley but since 1985 at Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk.
Performing experience: with local orchestras and as a soloist with piano/harp
Teaching experience: Peripatetic teaching for Bexley music service and Berkshire Young Musicians Trust, several private schools (both junior and senior) in and around London. String tutor for the Music 4 People summer school. Currently teach at Harrogate Ladies' College.
Performing experience: Play regularly with St Cecilia Orchestra in Ripon and have played with many different orchestras in and around London. Chamber and solo performances for both Hampstead music club and Croydon and Purley music circle. Concertos with Dales Chamber Orchestra and Bexley Camerata.
Level of Qualification: B Mus (Royal Academy of Music), PGDipRNCM, PGCE (music with specialist strings teaching)
I came from Ukraine to England in August 2016 for permanent residence. Now I live in Ripon. I have students different ages.
Music - is my life! I play the violin from 5 years old and love it very much!
I hope you'll also love the violin!
Teaching experience: I was working at P.Tchaikovsky Children's Art School N 2 (Ukraine ) as a teacher of violin. I have 10 years teaching experience. My students gained awards on many All-Ukrainian and International Music Competitions. I prepared students from very beginners to advanced professional violinists.
Many students entered the Kharkiv State College of Music.
Performing experience: Was working:
at orchestra of Kharkiv Pedagogical University, Ukraine
at orchestra of Kharkiv College of Music, Ukraine
at orchestra of Kharkiv Academy of Culture, Ukraine
at students opera orchestra, Ukraine
at Youth Symphony Orchestra "Slobozhanskiy", Ukraine.
Everywhere participant of 1st violin section.
--I was working as Solo violin performer in Chamber Ensemble at Kharkiv National University of Music and Arts.
-- From 2002 to 2016 I was working at Kharkiv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after N. Lisenko, 1st violin section.
Participated in various theatrical concerts as soloist on stage with the orchestra and in ensembles.
Undertook many theatrical tours abroad - Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Japan, Netherlands.
CURRENT ORCHESTRAL And PERFORMING ACTIVITIES
(SINCE MOVING TO UK IN AUGUST 2016)
Northern Ballet Sinfonia (extras/deputies list)
LEADER of Harrogate Philharmonic orchestra
Participant of Bacchus String Quartet
Harrogate Symphony Orchestra
St. Cecilia Orchestra
Mowbray Symphony Orchestra
Knaresborough Pro Musica
Private teacher of violin
Performing Solo with Orchestras (2017-2018: Bach Violin Concerto A minor, “Lazy Tango “, B.Martinu “Divertimento N 4” duet with viola and orchestra.
Level of Qualification: Diploma of higher level education
Teaching experience: 15 years as a teacher of Music in a school and have taught piano lessons privately to students of all ages. Always aiming to make music learning fun and accessible to everyone, regardless of ability or musical tastes.
Performing experience: Performing and accompanying local choirs. Do lots of accompanying for music exams, school concerts etc.
Flute (Grade 1 to Concert Soloist)
Caroline also teaches:
Teaching experience: Hello, my name is Caroline. I have worked as a professional musician for over 20 years. I studied flute and piano at the London College of Music, I then worked as a private and peripatetic teacher in Middlesex and Surrey before embarking on a career in the Army as Principal Flautist of HM Band of the Welsh Guards. I am currently vocalist with the REME Band based in Catterick.
During this time I have continued teaching, with an emphasis on providing a solid foundation of musical knowledge and technique to enable the student to access all genres of music. I use differing teaching strategies dependent on the student and how they learn best. Whilst at Sunderland University I spent some time at Oxclose Community Academy, Tyne and Wear, where I worked with year 7 & 8 students in creating music in an unconventional way, to break down any preconceived barrier of access to music performance. I completed my dissertation on the effect of sound and music on our emotions and thought processes, and this has since led me to study sound as a therapy, with a particular interest in sound on the brain, wellbeing, focus and the results this produces for children with Autism and ADHD, and adults with Mental Health challenges.
I believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy music at whatever age or ability, and it should be fun to learn, whatever your aspirations may be.
"There is music in every child. The teacher's job is to find it and nurture it." - Frances Clark
Performing experience: Hello, my name is Caroline. I have worked as a professional musician for over 20 years. I studied flute and piano at the London College of Music, I then worked as a private and peripatetic teacher in Middlesex and Surrey before embarking on a career in the Army as Principal Flautist of HM Band of the Welsh Guards. I am currently vocalist with the REME Band based in Catterick. During my career I have performed all over the UK and Europe, Canada, North Africa and the Middle East. Notable venues and occasions include, the Royal Albert Hall, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Olympic Games London 2012, the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and Barack Obama's Presidential visit to Westminster.