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.

Jenny Robinson

Jenny Robinson has played the recorder from childhood, beginning with her father Joseph Groocock. She studied flute at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Doris Keogh and Patricia Dunkerly, winning the Open Wind Prize at the Feis Ceoil and gaining orchestral expererience as an occasional deputy with the RTE (National) Symphony Orchestra while still in her teens. Since then she has taught generations of flute and recorder players in Dublin (both at the RIAM and the DIT Conservatory), and was a tutor on the first Anglo-Irish Recorder Course under Theo Wyatt in 1971. She was the leading player in the Consort of St. Sepulchre which played all over Ireland and recorded two CDs for EMI in the 70s. Brian Boydell wrote the solo tenor recorder part for her (in his Masai Mara Suite), and she has played this many times with the National Symphony Orchestra. She has played concertos with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Irish Baroque Orchestra and the Dublin Orchestral Players. She has also toured with baroque chamber music ensembles, frequently playing with the Dublin Viols.

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.

Peter Wendland

Peter is a viol player, early music specialist, and performer on all instruments of the viol family. He has coached and performed with ensembles ranging from viol consorts and recorder ensembles to renaissance wind bands and choirs. He has been a visiting artist at Trinity College of Music in London and taught at summer schools and workshops throughout Europe, including the Dartington International Summer School. He currently teaches the viol regularly at Benslow Music Trust in Hitchin, and viol and recorder at several colleges in London. As a soloist he plays the viol repertoire from Ortiz to Abel while as a consort player he is a long-standing member of the acclaimed Rose Consort of Viols whose recent guest artists have included Dame Emma Kirkby, Jacob Lindberg, Catherine King and Timothy Roberts.

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.