Ailsa Batters

Ailsa Batters

Minster Minstrels Director

Ailsa Batters, studied music at the Univeristy of Glasgow graduating with a first class honours degree in 2003.

    Recorder
    Ensemble Leader
    Marcus Bousfield

    Marcus Bousfield

    String Quartet Leader

    Marcus studied Violin with Haroutune Bedelian at Chethams school of Music in Manchester and Erika Klemperer at the Guildhall School of Music in London

      Violin
      Viola
      Guitar
      Tim Brooks

      Tim Brooks

      Director

      Tim is a Director of York Arts Education CIC taking responsibility for Whole Class Ensemble Tuition programme in schools and for quality assurance of

        Executive Director
        John Clayton

        John Clayton

        Non-Executive Director

        John is a Non-Executive Director of York Arts Education CIC.

          Executive Director
          Imogen Clarke

          Imogen Clarke

          Strings Tutor

          Imogen, teaches Violin and Viola at York Music Centre as well as teaching privately and in primary and secondary schools.

            Violin
            Viola
            Hannah Crawford

            Hannah Crawford

            Strings Tutor

            Hannah leads the Junior String Orchestra at York Music Centre and is a professional freelance performer, instrumental tutor and community musician bas

              Violin
              Viola
              Trumpet
              Jill Garside

              Jill Garside

              Woodwind Tutor and Administrator

              Jill is a very experienced and qualified woodwind teacher. She is also the part-time administrator for York Arts Education.

                Flute
                Clarinet
                Saxophone
                Oboe
                Emma Louise Dickinson

                Emma is a vocal tutor and leads the York Music Centre Junior Choir - Young Voices.

                  Vocal
                  Nick Garside

                  Nick Garside

                  Intermediate Concert Band and Big Band Conductor

                  Nick has considerable experience 16 (or so) years as a freelance musician playing in a variety of professional big bands.

                    Trombone
                    Janet Haley

                    Janet Haley

                    Junior Strings Conductor

                    Janet conducts the Junior String Orchestra at York Music Centre together with Hannah Crawford.

                      Violin
                      Violin
                      Music Theory
                      Caspar Haslam

                      Caspar Haslam

                      Drum tutor

                      Caspar is a drum and percussion tutor at York Music Centre and also teaches privately.

                        Drum Kit
                        Percussion
                        Dan Hield

                        Dan Hield

                        Director

                        Dan is a Director of York Arts Education CIC with responsibility for finance and operations.

                          Executive Director
                          Adam Laird

                          Adam Laird

                          Senor Concert Band Conductor

                          Adam conducts the Senior Concert Band at York Music Centre as well as teaching ABRSM music theory and Woodwind.

                            Flute
                            Clarinet
                            Saxophone
                            Sarah Loughran

                            Sarah Loughran

                            Ensemble Leader

                            Sarah conducts the Intermediate String Orchestra at York Music Centre on Saturday mornings. She also leads two Folk ensembles.

                              Violin
                              Viola
                              Rachel Letham

                              Rachel Letham

                              Woodwind Tutor

                              Rachel has a BA(hons) in music, MA in music therapy and PGCE (secondary), LTCL (Teachers), ALCM (Performers). She is able to teach piano, oboe, flute,

                                Flute
                                Oboe
                                Clarinet
                                Saxophone
                                Piano
                                Anna Lusty

                                Anna Lusty

                                Assistant Tutor

                                Anna helps lead the Minster Minstrels - York's youth early music ensemble for school-age musicians of any instrument.

                                  Viola
                                  Connor McLean

                                  Connor McLean

                                  Brass Tutor and Ensemble Leader

                                  Connor is a trumpet teacher and ensemble leader at York Music Centre. Connor studied music at the University of York...

                                    Trumpet
                                    Rachel Meredith

                                    Rachel Meredith

                                    Senior String Orchestra

                                    Rachel graduated from Bristol and Cambridge Universities before playing the violin abroad in the early 1980s.

                                      Violin
                                      Viola
                                      Piano
                                      Mel Nicholls

                                      Mel Nicholls

                                      Ensemble leader

                                      Mel leads the First Access Band and Overture (3-6 years) session at York Music Centre on Saturday mornings.

                                        Piano
                                        Federico Pendenza

                                        Federico Pendenza

                                        Guitar Tutor

                                        Federico Pendenza, was a student of M° Massimo Delle Cese, guitar professor at the Santa Cecilia Conservatoire in Roma (Italy).

                                          Guitar
                                          Joel Reid

                                          Joel Reid

                                          Guitar Tutor

                                          Joel Reid is a guitar tutor at York Music Centre who trained at York St John's College. He also teaches ABRSM guitar privately to Grade 8 level.

                                            Guitar
                                            Lindita  Simaku

                                            Lindita Simaku

                                            Piano Tutor

                                            Lindita is a Graduate of Tirana Academy of Fine Arts. As well as tutoring at York Music Centre she is a piano tutor at Minster School ...

                                              Piano
                                              Christian Topman

                                              Christian Topman

                                              Instrumental Tutor

                                              Christian teaches Double Bass and Bass Guitar at York Music Centre as well as leading the Jazz Ensemble.

                                                Double Bass
                                                Bass Guitar
                                                Steel Pans
                                                Angus Williams

                                                Angus Williams

                                                Senior Choir Conductor

                                                Angus has been with York Arts Education in several capacities over the last few years and is currently leader of the Senior Choir and provides vocal t

                                                  Vocal
                                                  Ensemble Leader
                                                  Katie Wood

                                                  Katie Wood

                                                  Woodwind Tutor

                                                  Katie teaches woodwind at York Music Centre. She is also a young, passionate and enthusiastic freelance musician and music teacher.

                                                    Flute
                                                    Saxophone
                                                    Clarinet
                                                    Piano
                                                    Vocal
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