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

        Director
        John Clayton

        John Clayton

        Non-Executive Director

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

          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
                  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.

                        Director
                        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
                            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
                                              Billy Hickling

                                              Billy Hickling

                                              Music Tutor

                                              Billy leads the World of Rhythm sessions on Wednesday evenings as well as taking Whole Class sessions in schools.

                                                Drum Kit
                                                Percussion
                                                Diane Martin

                                                Diane Martin

                                                Music Tutor

                                                Diane has been teaching the violin and viola in York schools for 20 years.

                                                  Violin
                                                  Viola
                                                  Piano
                                                  Jessica Freitas

                                                  Jessica Freitas

                                                  Music Tutor

                                                  Jess teaches woodwind in York schools as part of the Whole Class Ensemble Tuition programme.

                                                    Clarinet
                                                    Flute
                                                    Saxophone
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