We are proud of our team of tutors, who between them cover a huge range of specialities, and bring their expertise as professional performers, teachers and conductors.

Ibi Aziz

Ibi plays with a number of distinguished musicians and ensembles such as the Rose Consort of Viols, Charivari Agreable, the Deller Consort and Dame Emma Kirkby. He is also the founder of the Maresienne Consort and co-founder of the viol consort Chelys. When not performing or touring Ibi teaches at Morley College in London and on music courses throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.

Tutor - Dr Marion Doherty-Hayden

Dr Marion Doherty-Hayden

Marion tutors on early music courses in Ireland, the UK and Europe and is in regular demand as a harpsichordist, viol player, and teacher of conducting. She is currently conductor of the Third Day Chorale in Dublin, the founder of three choirs (Enchiriadis, Enchiriadis Treis, and Enchiriadis Junior with whom she has toured widely) and she has been a guest conductor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Tutor - Pamela Flanagan

Pamela Flanagan

Pamela studied piano, violoncello, recorder and viol at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is a former student of Jacqueline Du Pré. Having spent many years training teachers and performers in her positions as Professor and Head of Musicianship at the RIAM and Head of Educational Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, she now pursues a career as a freelance teacher and conductor in Ireland and the UK.

Tutor - Emma Murphy

Emma Murphy

Emma is a tutor on many early music courses throughout the UK and, as a performer, has worked with such diverse artists and ensembles such as the King’s Consort, Ex Cathedra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and singer Kate Bush. She has also written and presented features related to the recorder and early music as a frequent broadcaster on BBC Radio 3.

Philip Thorby

Philip taught himself to read music and to play the recorder whilst in the sixth form at school, inspired by listening to broadcast concerts by David Munrow and other early music pioneers. He had his first recorder lesson (from Edgar Hunt) when he began studying at Trinity College of Music, where he was later appointed Senior Fellow and Head of Early Music. Philip feels privileged that he has been able to divide his time between teaching, playing and conducting - he enjoys equally all these ways of sharing his love of music.