Tutors 2017

  • Percussion
    • Tom Atherton - Percussion
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      Although a reasonably late starter to the wonderful world of drums (starting at age 13), Tom soon made up for lost time with a near obsessive level of commitment to the instrument. He began with drum kit lessons through professional teacher (and much sought after player) Mike Grigg. Within a year he had formed his first [gritty] rock band and quickly became adept at taking the lead within the creative environment. Tom later decided to broaden his percussive palette by entering into the world of the orchestra, firstly focusing on snare and bass drum with timpani and tuned soon following.
      Today, Tom plays in several orchestras, wind bands, brass bands, jazz bands and theatre pit bands, as well as regularly blasting with prog rock/ metal band Carpathia (featured in UK rock magazine “Metal Hammer“). He has a keen interest in ’zanier’ musical styles and has taken part in free improvisation ensembles as well as Dadaist performances and ’junk’ percussion. In addition, he composes and arranges. He also teaches privately, as well as for Warwickshire County Music Service. Tom is delighted to be involved with M4P again this year and is eager to build upon last year’s successes.
    • Andrew Horne
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      Andrew is a drummer/percussionist/producer from Glasgow. He gained a BA in Musical Studies at the RSAMD where he also won the Governor's Recital Prize. Andrew has worked as a session musician in various genres, performing and recording with the likes of: RSNO & SCO, Top Gear, Mr McFall's chamber orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Andrea Bocelli, The Nolans, Pat Kane, 'Summer Holiday' touring production, the Scottish folk music scene, and Micha Bergese productions Andrew writes music from his home studio, some of which has featured on award winning documentaries, short films and TV. Andrew is also involved in education. He has worked for a number of institutions and been involved in music therapy. He is very much looking forward to his involvement again with M4P.
  • Folk / Ceilidh / Ukulele
    • Robin Garside
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      Robin Garside - Is a professional folk singer and musician playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin, ukulele and banjo. He has played in the folk clubs and festivals at home and abroad for over 30 years, playing traditional material along with some of his own songs and tunes. He is the leader and musical arranger of the Sheffield Traditional Fiddlers Society, he has led the Whitby Folk Festival Orchestra for several years and has taught on the 'Tender Roots' program to introduce young people to folk music. In recent years Robin has written music for film, delivered numerous songwriting workshops and recently led the Biggest Ceilidh Band in the World, (a charitable event in Sheffield.) He has been involved in field recording of traditional singers and musicians, and, working in collaboration with other musicians and singers, produced CDs of the Sheffield Carols. Robin also plays in the Rhythm Chaps ceilidh band, and 'The Swing Bandits', Gypsy Jazz group. He has also been known to knock out Rhythm and Blues whenever the fancy takes him.
    • Chris McShane
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      Chris plays classical and folk guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo and ukulele and has been an active musician and instrumental teacher for over 25 years. He studied music at Huddersfield University and is now a freelance teacher and musician. He formally worked for Barnsley Music Service as Curriculum Development Officer for Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal studies and Music ICT. Chris has had a long involvement in Folk music both as a member of the Rhythm Chaps Ceilidh Band and as musical director of The Tender Roots Project, Whitby Folk Week Children's Orchestra and the Barnsley Folk Ensemble
  • Jazz / Big Band / World Music
    • Richard Ormrod
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      A prize-winning saxophonist and arranger, Richard has been religiously teaching at the community level for almost twenty years; his early training was with ensemble wizard and mentor Steve Berry, and he has graduated to leading his own groups across the North, drawing in players from Morecambe to Humberside and from Newcastle to Nottingham. Insatiably curious about music and sound, Richard plays a panoply of instruments and records and performs with artists from Durban to Dhaka to Dakhar to Manchester Deansgate, in a world-spanning range of styles, and he is still the co-author of 'Elvis Costello and Thatcherism: a Psycho-social Exploration'.
    • Paul Baxter
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      After completing a Masters of Jazz at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Paul continues as a full-time musician on the UK music scene. EYESHUTIGHT, his piano trio, has enjoyed much acclaim during 2014 with their 3rd album 'Resonance' and their extensive tour of the UK culminating in a prestigious performance at The Forge, Camden as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. Paul continues to compose and arrange for a number of ensembles, including his big band 'The Give A Little Jazz Orchestra', his Horace Silver septet 'Seven Pieces Of Silver' and 'Destination Out!' a free improv quartet amongst them. Aside his performance, composing and arranging activities paul runs a number of workshops on Improvisation and Composition and also teaches double bass and electric bass at the University of Hull, the University of York and the University of Leeds.
    • Julian Martin
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      Julian is a teacher, performer and composer. He runs regular Jazz workshops in his home town of Cardiff and performs in a number of bands on both piano and trumpet. As a pianist he has worked with many leading lights of the British Jazz scene such as Guy Barker, Jim Mullen, Peter King and others, but now spends most of his time composing music for Television and Film.
    • Mark Chandler
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      Mark is one of the top trumpet players in the UK, working internationally and as a session player in London. Having come up through the National Youth Jazz Orchestra he turned professional at 16! He has worked with a huge cross section of artists from Grace Jones, The Pogues, Shirley Bassey, George Michael and on film and TV sessions, in addition to many West End Shows, as well as 1st trumpet with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on a production of West Side Story. Mark is now concentrating on jazz tuition working as senior Lecturer at Leeds College of Music running their summer music courses and taking masterclasses at the University of Huddersfield!

    • Andrew Horne
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      Andrew is a drummer/percussionist/producer from Glasgow. He gained a BA in Musical Studies at the RSAMD where he also won the Governor's Recital Prize. Andrew has worked as a session musician in various genres, performing and recording with the likes of: RSNO & SCO, Top Gear, Mr McFall's chamber orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Andrea Bocelli, The Nolans, Pat Kane, 'Summer Holiday' touring production, the Scottish folk music scene, and Micha Bergese productions Andrew writes music from his home studio, some of which has featured on award winning documentaries, short films and TV. Andrew is also involved in education. He has worked for a number of institutions and been involved in music therapy. He is very much looking forward to his involvement again with M4P.
  • Jazz / Pop Voice
    • Lauren Kinsella
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      Lauren Kinsella is a vocalist and composer based in London. 'A rising star' (London Evening Standard), she performs extensively throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe as a soloist, a bandleader, and within collectives and new interdisciplinary projects. Her recent accolades include The Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize (2013), a Jazzlines Fellowship (2014- 2015) and a Marsden Jazz Festival Commission (2015).
      Originally born in Dublin she is a senior lecturer on the Leeds Conservatoire's Undergraduate Programme teaching contemporary improvisation and jazz voice. Kinsella has released critically acclaimed albums on a number of labels including Edition Records, WideEarRecords, Two Rivers Records and Diatribe. Hailed as 'the powerful freewheeling Lauren Kinsella' (John Fordham, The Guardian), her work continues to be reviewed in the USA, Germany, the UK, France, Norway, Switzerland and Ireland and her music is regularly broadcasted on BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM, RTE Lyric FM, BBC Radio Scotland and Resonance FM. For more information on her performances, releases and collaborations, please visit www.laurenkinsella.com
    • Peter Lee
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      Peter Lee is a jazz pianist born in Cardiff. At the age of 18 he enrolled at Leeds College of Music where he studied a degree in jazz. He went on gain a distinction at the Royal Academy of Music at Masters level. His tutors included Nikki Iles, Gwilym Simcock, Liam Noble & Tom Cawley. Since then, he as led various groups, most notably "Narcissus" who were featured as the Young & Serious band of 2013 in the 2013 EFG London Jazz Festival.
      Much of Pete's work involves supporting and working alongside up and coming jazz vocalists. In 2013 he joined Alice Zawadzki's band, with whom he has been featured on BBC Radio 2, and has toured extensively. This will be Pete's fourth returning year at Music 4 People Summer School. This year he will work alongside rising-star vocalist Lauren Kinsella, with whom he attended RAM, offering accompaniment during her classes and to her students outside of the timetabled schedule.
  • Brass Workshop / Brass & Sax
    • Simon Dawson
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      Simon has been playing the Cornet for over 30 years. He has played Cornet, Soprano Cornet and Flugelhorn in Brass bands for over 20 years. He has previously held the position of Principal Cornet in two bands for a total of 8 years, and Soprano Cornet in two bands for a total of 6 years. He is currently playing with bands in the North Yorkshire area. Simon has also arranged a number of pieces for Brass Band, some of which have been played in rehearsals and concerts in previous summer schools. Simon has a lot of experience in small group playing having played in Brass Quartets, Quintets and larger chamber groups.
    • Craig Brown
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      Craig joins Simon as the assistant brass tutor. He has recently completed a PGCE in secondary music and holds a Music (BMus) Degree from the University of Hull and a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the University of York.
      He has many years experience as a brass peripatetic teacher and also runs brass bands, groups and choirs back home in York. Craig has travelled the world as a professional trombone player on board Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ships.  
      He is very much looking forward to returning to M4P in his second year
  • Choir
    • Darren Everhart
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      Born in Brooklyn, Darren was educated at the King's School, Canterbury, studying composition with Alan Ridout. At the same time he started his conducting training with Harry Newstone at the University of Kent. Darren read music at Cambridge University, conducting the Girton College Choir and many choral and orchestral concerts for the Music Society. He won the Rima Alamuddin prize for composition, awarded by Girton College in memory of the Lebanese author. His post-graduate studies were in orchestral conducting at the University of Florence with maestro Piero Belugi. Following similar positions at Cranford House School in Oxfordshire and Pangbourne College in Berkshire, Darren is now the Director of Music at a school in Rome. For over ten years, he also worked as the Organist and Choirmaster at Wallingford Parish Church, undertaking many additional overseas tours and numerous concerts. Darren's conducting roles have included Didcot Choral Society, Pangbourne Choral Society, Cranford Choral Society and Opera Exchange. He was also founder and conductor of the Chameleon Chamber Orchestra, which was committed to the promotion of 20th century orchestral works.
    • Louisa Lam - Repetiteur
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      Louisa Lam is currently freelancing in and around London as an accompanist and piano teacher. She has previously studied at the Royal Academy of Music, King's College London, and most recently at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she completed her Masters in piano accompaniment under the tutelage of Gordon Back. Louisa is proud to be a part of Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now! scheme which focuses on outreach work, aiming to bring music alive to a wide variety of audiences. Louisa has performed as soloist and accompanist in many venues across London including the Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, Southwark Cathedral and St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, as well as further afield, including the Auditori Winterthur in Barcelona and Musica Eboræ in Portugal. For more information, please visit www.louisalam.com
  • Symphony Orchestra / Wind Orchestra
    • Darren Everhart - Conductor
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      Born in Brooklyn, Darren was educated at the King's School, Canterbury, studying composition with Alan Ridout. At the same time he started his conducting training with Harry Newstone at the University of Kent. Darren read music at Cambridge University, conducting the Girton College Choir and many choral and orchestral concerts for the Music Society. He won the Rima Alamuddin prize for composition, awarded by Girton College in memory of the Lebanese author. His post-graduate studies were in orchestral conducting at the University of Florence with maestro Piero Belugi. Following similar positions at Cranford House School in Oxfordshire and Pangbourne College in Berkshire, Darren is now the Director of Music at a school in Rome. For over ten years, he also worked as the Organist and Choirmaster at Wallingford Parish Church, undertaking many additional overseas tours and numerous concerts. Darren's conducting roles have included Didcot Choral Society, Pangbourne Choral Society, Cranford Choral Society and Opera Exchange. He was also founder and conductor of the Chameleon Chamber Orchestra, which was committed to the promotion of 20th century orchestral works.
    • Stephanie Reeve - Winds
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      Stephanie studied clarinet at Trinity College of Music. As well as giving recitals and leading workshops with numerous chamber ensembles across the UK she has also given solo recitals, worked as a session musician and played for many theatre productions. Stephanie now works as a freelance musician and teacher and is based in Cambridgeshire. In 2008 she took over as Principal Conductor of the Palace Band having been Assistant Conductor since 2002. She also coaches Walden Winds and the Ermine Street Band, and runs courses and playdays for the Clarinet & Saxophone Society, Benslow Music Trust, and Stapleford Granary. She also directs the Stapleford Clarinet Choir and is woodwind coach for the Saffron Walden Children's Orchestra. Stephanie is an Executive Officer of the Clarinet & Saxophone Society of Great Britain and is a regular reviewer and contributor to the magazine. She also runs the Clarinet & Saxophone Society library. Stephanie completed an MA in Psychology for Musicians in 2007 at the University of Sheffield and as part of a final year dissertation compared the ways in which adults and children learn musical instruments. She continues to take an interest in the ways in which all ages learn musical instruments.
    • George Sleightholme - Winds
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      George graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music (MA Performance, 2010), where he received the Paton Award. As a Live Music Now artist from 2010 – 2014 with The Davis Clarinet Quartet, he performed and led workshops in care homes and special schools around the country. He is a member of Kidenza Orchestra, performing classical orchestral music to young audiences. George regularly plays in other London orchestras including Brandenburg Sinfonia and Multistory Orchestra. As a committed performer of new music George has given many premieres, including pieces for the LSO's Soundhub scheme and for the Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival. George also writes music and improvises on the clarinet and bass clarinet, performing regularly at Club Inegales with Peter Wiegold and Notes Inegales with invited guests from around the world. He has released an album with his group iyatraQuartet, to critical acclaim, which uses inspiration from a range of music from around the globe to create its own unique sound. George has recorded music for adverts, theatre, websites, composers and rock albums, including for Rick Wakeman at Abbey Road Studios. George teaches music privately and at City Lit, an adult education college in London's Covent Garden. He also conducts Surbiton Royal British Legion Marching Band and coaches chamber music for Palace Band in Alexandra Palace and at Benslow Music.
    • Craig Brown - Brass
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      Craig joins Simon as the assistant brass tutor. He has recently completed a PGCE in secondary music and holds a Music (BMus) Degree from the University of Hull and a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the University of York.
      He has many years experience as a brass peripatetic teacher and also runs brass bands, groups and choirs back home in York. Craig has travelled the world as a professional trombone player on board Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ships.  
      He is very much looking forward to returning to M4P in his second year
    • Simon Dawson - Brass
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      Simon has been playing the Cornet for over 30 years. He has played Cornet, Soprano Cornet and Flugelhorn in Brass bands for over 20 years. He has previously held the position of Principal Cornet in two bands for a total of 8 years, and Soprano Cornet in two bands for a total of 6 years. He is currently playing with bands in the North Yorkshire area. Simon has also arranged a number of pieces for Brass Band, some of which have been played in rehearsals and concerts in previous summer schools. Simon has a lot of experience in small group playing having played in Brass Quartets, Quintets and larger chamber groups.
    • Andrew Horne - Percussion
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      Andrew is a drummer/percussionist/producer from Glasgow. He gained a BA in Musical Studies at the RSAMD where he also won the Governor's Recital Prize. Andrew has worked as a session musician in various genres, performing and recording with the likes of: RSNO & SCO, Top Gear, Mr McFall's chamber orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Andrea Bocelli, The Nolans, Pat Kane, 'Summer Holiday' touring production, the Scottish folk music scene, and Micha Bergese productions Andrew writes music from his home studio, some of which has featured on award winning documentaries, short films and TV. Andrew is also involved in education. He has worked for a number of institutions and been involved in music therapy. He is very much looking forward to his involvement again with M4P.
    • Tom Atherton - Percussion
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      Although a reasonably late starter to the wonderful world of drums (starting at age 13), Tom soon made up for lost time with a near obsessive level of commitment to the instrument. He began with drum kit lessons through professional teacher (and much sought after player) Mike Grigg. Within a year he had formed his first [gritty] rock band and quickly became adept at taking the lead within the creative environment. Tom later decided to broaden his percussive palette by entering into the world of the orchestra, firstly focusing on snare and bass drum with timpani and tuned soon following.
      Today, Tom plays in several orchestras, wind bands, brass bands, jazz bands and theatre pit bands, as well as regularly blasting with prog rock/ metal band Carpathia (featured in UK rock magazine “Metal Hammer“). He has a keen interest in ’zanier’ musical styles and has taken part in free improvisation ensembles as well as Dadaist performances and ’junk’ percussion. In addition, he composes and arranges. He also teaches privately, as well as for Warwickshire County Music Service. Tom is delighted to be involved with M4P again this year and is eager to build upon last year’s successes.
  • Chamber and Wind Ensemble
    • George Sleightholme - Winds
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      George graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music (MA Performance, 2010), where he received the Paton Award. As a Live Music Now artist from 2010 – 2014 with The Davis Clarinet Quartet, he performed and led workshops in care homes and special schools around the country. He is a member of Kidenza Orchestra, performing classical orchestral music to young audiences. George regularly plays in other London orchestras including Brandenburg Sinfonia and Multistory Orchestra. As a committed performer of new music George has given many premieres, including pieces for the LSO's Soundhub scheme and for the Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival. George also writes music and improvises on the clarinet and bass clarinet, performing regularly at Club Inegales with Peter Wiegold and Notes Inegales with invited guests from around the world. He has released an album with his group iyatraQuartet, to critical acclaim, which uses inspiration from a range of music from around the globe to create its own unique sound. George has recorded music for adverts, theatre, websites, composers and rock albums, including for Rick Wakeman at Abbey Road Studios. George teaches music privately and at City Lit, an adult education college in London's Covent Garden. He also conducts Surbiton Royal British Legion Marching Band and coaches chamber music for Palace Band in Alexandra Palace and at Benslow Music.
    • Stephanie Reeve - Winds
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      Stephanie studied clarinet at Trinity College of Music. As well as giving recitals and leading workshops with numerous chamber ensembles across the UK she has also given solo recitals, worked as a session musician and played for many theatre productions. Stephanie now works as a freelance musician and teacher and is based in Cambridgeshire. In 2008 she took over as Principal Conductor of the Palace Band having been Assistant Conductor since 2002. She also coaches Walden Winds and the Ermine Street Band, and runs courses and playdays for the Clarinet & Saxophone Society, Benslow Music Trust, and Stapleford Granary. She also directs the Stapleford Clarinet Choir and is woodwind coach for the Saffron Walden Children's Orchestra. Stephanie is an Executive Officer of the Clarinet & Saxophone Society of Great Britain and is a regular reviewer and contributor to the magazine. She also runs the Clarinet & Saxophone Society library. Stephanie completed an MA in Psychology for Musicians in 2007 at the University of Sheffield and as part of a final year dissertation compared the ways in which adults and children learn musical instruments. She continues to take an interest in the ways in which all ages learn musical instruments.
    • Clare Douglas - Strings
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      Following early piano tuition commencing aged 5 Clare began her violin studies aged 11. Her teachers included Andrea Coburn, Martin Milner OBE (Leader of the Hallé Orchestra) and Professor Paul Robertson (Leader, Medici String Quartet). As a chamber musician she received coaching from Raphael Wallfisch and members of the Alberni and Lindsay string quartets. Clare studied music at Keble College, Oxford University where she was President of the Music Society. She was also the director of the Oxford Classical Chorus, leader of the Tuckett String Quartet and leader of the Serafin String Ensemble. Clare has pursued a varied career as a teacher and performer. In 2006 she completed 10 years as Assistant Director of Music and Head of Strings at Giggleswick School and became engaged in a project with the North Yorkshire Education Authority running music groups for pre-school children. Currently Clare enjoys a thriving teaching practice in Giggleswick, specialising in Upper Strings and Piano for both children and adults. As a violinist Clare is in demand as an orchestral leader, chamber and solo musician. In addition to her work in classical music she is a fiddler for the internationally renowned Highland dance band, the Pictish Players, with whom she has recorded three albums and performed in places as diverse as the Highlands, Whitehall, Paris, Istanbul, Venice and India. Clare currently lives in Giggleswick with her husband, Graeme, her son, Leo and various cats, dogs and terrapins.
    • Helen Dawson - Strings
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      Helen studied cello with David Smith at the Royal Academy of Music and Hannah Roberts at the RNCM, where she also followed a course in string teaching and Dalcroze Eurhythmics. She has performed as a soloist with the Dales Chamber Orchestra and Bexley Camerata, was a member of string chamber group The Devonshire Players, and has played with numerous orchestras in and around London. Helen taught cello to both children and adults, coached chamber ensembles and directed string groups in the London area for 10 years before recently moving to North Yorkshire. She holds the Dalcroze Certificate and has taught Eurhythmics as a deputy teacher at both the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music junior departments. She also runs Eurhythmics days for adult musicians and has re- cently given a workshop for students at York University.
  • Composition - A Way With Sound / Laptop Orchestra
    • Adrian Budgen
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      Dabbling with musical instruments and electronic sound in equal proportions were central to Adrian's formative experiences. His professional life began some thirty years ago with BBC Radio in London. Subsequently he studied for his first degree in composition with Phil Ellis and Richard Steinitz at Huddersfield University and then went on to take up the post of Music Research Associate at Warwick University. The nineties and the noughties brought new musical experiences and further study and Adrian was delighted to receive an MA in Composition with Distinction after a period of postgraduate study with Alan Bullard at Anglia Ruskin University.
      Adrian has written for all sorts of ensembles over the years and at one point appeared to have cornered the market in orchestral audience participation pieces with a whole string of commissions for the Ipswich Orchestral Society! More recently commissions have included an orchestral celebration of the Hansa League for the King's Lynn Hansa Festival and a concert piece jointly commissioned by the Suffolk Concert Band and The Barnet Band. He is currently working on a commission for David Campbell's Wind Orchestra at Westminster School. Equally at home in the world of traditionally notated music, improvised and experimental forms, timbral and non-pitch driven music, he firmly believes that the influence these sound worlds can have on each other is nothing but positive. Until recently Adrian lectured in sound and music on the Film Production and Games Design degrees at UCS in Ipswich. He now runs Pack a Punch Publications and numerous workshops and small ensembles of various flavours … and still enjoys dabbling!
  • Classical Singing / Conducting
    • Robert Gildon
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      Baritone Robert Gildon studied at Manhattan School of Music in New York, Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals in the USA, Britten/Pears School in Aldeburgh and Exeter University. He has performed roles for Garsington Opera, Grange Park Opera, Bruges Early Music Festival, Bampton Classical Opera, The Opera Group, D’Oyly Carte, London Symphony Orchestra amongst others. Passionate about new work  - recent projects include ‘Beautiful World Opera’ in Abu Dhabi, premieres of Ezra Pound’s ‘Le Testament de Villon’ for the London Contemporary Music Festival, Luke Styles ‘ Unborn in America’. He also has a keen interest in educational work regularly working for Streetwise Opera (recently visiting Japan supported by the British Council) and Aldeburgh Music, In addition he has worked as a singer on educational projects for the LPO, Classical Opera Company, Opera North,ENO, ROH, Garsington, Pimlico Opera Prison Project  and Aldeburgh Young Musicians
    • Judi Kelly - Repetiteur
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      Judi Kelly trained at the Guildhall School of Music under Norman Beedie. She continued her studies there on the specialist Post Graduate Accompaniment course studying with tutors such as Paul Hamburger, Robin Bowman, Rudolf Piernay, Laura Sarti and Gordon Back.
      She has a particular empathy with and enthusiasm for working with singers.
      Judi tutors pianists and coaches singers of all ages both privately and in school and has worked for both Stagecoach and Jaquie Palmer theatre Schools.
      Judi has been accompanying since her teens and has worked as a Musical Theatre and Choral repetiteur for many years!
      Judi has worked as a piano/voice/choral/recorder and class music teacher for West Herts Music since 1995. She regularly accompanies ABRSM exams for many different instruments and abilities!
      After having to have a few years away from M4P due to personal circumstances, Judi is extremely happy to again be attending Giggleswick and looks forward to yet another unique week of music making!
  • String Orchestra
    • Helen Dawson - Strings
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      Helen studied cello with David Smith at the Royal Academy of Music and Hannah Roberts at the RNCM, where she also followed a course in string teaching and Dalcroze Eurhythmics. She has performed as a soloist with the Dales Chamber Orchestra and Bexley Camerata, was a member of string chamber group The Devonshire Players, and has played with numerous orchestras in and around London. Helen taught cello to both children and adults, coached chamber ensembles and directed string groups in the London area for 10 years before recently moving to North Yorkshire. She holds the Dalcroze Certificate and has taught Eurhythmics as a deputy teacher at both the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music junior departments. She also runs Eurhythmics days for adult musicians and has re- cently given a workshop for students at York University.
    • Clare Douglas - Strings
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      Following early piano tuition commencing aged 5 Clare began her violin studies aged 11. Her teachers included Andrea Coburn, Martin Milner OBE (Leader of the Hallé Orchestra) and Professor Paul Robertson (Leader, Medici String Quartet). As a chamber musician she received coaching from Raphael Wallfisch and members of the Alberni and Lindsay string quartets. Clare studied music at Keble College, Oxford University where she was President of the Music Society. She was also the director of the Oxford Classical Chorus, leader of the Tuckett String Quartet and leader of the Serafin String Ensemble. Clare has pursued a varied career as a teacher and performer. In 2006 she completed 10 years as Assistant Director of Music and Head of Strings at Giggleswick School and became engaged in a project with the North Yorkshire Education Authority running music groups for pre-school children. Currently Clare enjoys a thriving teaching practice in Giggleswick, specialising in Upper Strings and Piano for both children and adults. As a violinist Clare is in demand as an orchestral leader, chamber and solo musician. In addition to her work in classical music she is a fiddler for the internationally renowned Highland dance band, the Pictish Players, with whom she has recorded three albums and performed in places as diverse as the Highlands, Whitehall, Paris, Istanbul, Venice and India. Clare currently lives in Giggleswick with her husband, Graeme, her son, Leo and various cats, dogs and terrapins.

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