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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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