I have over 25 years experience as a teacher, coach and mentor working with musicians at every stage of their musical development.
I was clarinet tutor at Westminster Cathedral Choir School for 10 years and have been Head of Woodwind and Percussion at Highgate School since 2011. I have also been a clarinet tutor and Visiting Lecturer in Performance at the Royal Holloway University of London and mentor to postgraduate students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Drama.
I regularly give masterclasses and coach chamber music, direct Symphony Orchestra sectionals at Imperial College, London and have a long-standing connection with the Royal Academy of Music. I have acted as a musical Ambassador internationally giving masterclasses in China, India, Turkey and in 2015 I was invited to coach the Palestine Youth Orchestra in Jordan alongside members of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. I have been invited twice to coach and mentor on the Aldeburgh Young Musicians scheme at Snape Maltings. In recent years I have acted as adjudicator for numerous Young Musician of the Year competitions including those at the Forest School, City of London School for Girls and for the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, of which I am an alumnus. In 2020 I was invited to work on new compositions for solo clarinet and chamber ensembles with the fantastically talented pupils at the Yehudi Menuhin School. I am thrilled to be returning again in 2021.
My private teaching practice in clarinet, chamber music and music theory is based in North London and I also conduct remote lessons via Zoom.
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Current partners include:
Royal Academy of Music, London
Royal Holloway University of London
Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Drama
Imperial College Symphony Orchestra
Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra
Aldeburgh Young Musicians
The Yehudi Menuhin School