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Amanda

I’m a violinist and leader of Hallam String Quartet, which performs regularly in and around South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. I’m a qualified secondary music teacher, with an MA in music performance and a BA honours degree in music, including performance and composition.

Qualifications and Training

PGCE in Secondary Music The Open University, 2008 to 2011
MA in Music Performance The University of Huddersfield, 1998 to 2000
BA (honours) Music (2:2) The University of Huddersfield, 1989 to 1992

Employment History

2011 to present
Founder and Director, Kidology

2011 to present
Violin Teacher, Derbyshire Music Partnership

1995 to present
Founder and Leader, Hallam String Quartet

1999 to 2002
Violin Teacher, Rudston Preparatory School

1998 to 2000
Violin Teacher, Sheffield Music Service

1998 to 2000
Violin Teacher, Derbyshire Music Service

1996 to 1998
Violin Teacher, Wakefield Music Service

1995 to 1996
Violin Teacher and Conductor of string ensembles, Hull Music Service

1994 to 1995
Teacher of strings and Director of string ensembles, Hymers College

1993 to 1994
Strings Teacher, chamber music coach and conductor of ensembles, Leicestershire Arts in Education

1992 to 1993
Violin Teacher, Birmingham Schools Music Service

Performing Work

Sheffield Children’s Festival - 2011 and 2012
Millennium Galleries, Sheffield - 2009
Ashover Festival, Derbyshire - 2008 to present
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire - 2008
Haddon Hall, Derbyshire - 2007 to 2010
Ryber Castle, Derbyshire - 2006 to present
Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire - 2006
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire - 2002 to present
Wakefield Cathedral - 2002
Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire - 1997
Sheffield Cathedral - 1996 to present
Hassop Hall, Derbyshire - 1995 to present
Sheffield City Hall - 1995 to present
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield - 1995 to 2005
South Yorkshire Festival - 1995 to 2002
Symphony Hall, Birmingham - 1993
Leeds City Hall - 1992
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival - 1989 to 1995

I also play First Violin for Hallam Sinfonia in Sheffield.