Performance Tutors at ICMuS

Below is a list of our current performance tutors. If you take a performance module for credit as part of any music degree in your first instrument or voice, you will have your lessons paid for by ICMuS. If eligible, students can also study for a second additional instrument on the Folk and Traditional Music degree.

At ICMuS, we have tutors in the following broad areas of study:


Folk and Traditional Music

Head of Studies: Catriona MacDonald

  • Voice: Sandra Kerr, Chris Hendry, Chris Coe, Emily Portman, Janet Russell, Frankie Armstrong, Alison McMorland, Maggi Boyle, Karine Polwart, James Fagan, Tim Van Eycken, Paul Sartin, Nancy Kerr
  • Accordion, Melodeon, Concertina: Alistair Anderson, Julian Sutton, Martin Green, Karen Tweed, Amy Thatcher
  • Percussion, Bodhrán: Will Lang
  • Fiddle, Cello: Catriona MacDonald, Stuart Hardy, Wendy Weatherby, Peter Tickell, John Dipper, Claire Mann, Nancy Kerr
  • Flute, Whistle : Tom Oakes
  • Pipes, Whistle: Kathryn Tickell, Simon McKerrell, Iain MacInnes, Joey Oliver, Paul Martin
  • Guitar, Banjo: Chris Newman, Mick Wright, Martin Carthy, Duck Baker, Ian Stephenson
  • Keyboard, Harp, Clarsach: Andy May, Phil Alexander, Harris Playfair
  • Dance : Laura Thirkell

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Head of Classical Vocal Studies: Miranda Wright

  • Sally Burchell
  • Miranda Wright
  • Ruth Jenkins-Robertsson

Head of Vernacular Vocal Studies: Cath Stephens

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Head of Studies: David Murray

Pianist in Residence: Martin Roscoe

  • Piano:
    • Classical: David Murray, Venera Bojkova Brown, Eileen Bown
    • Jazz: Stuart Collingwood, Gerry Richardson, Paul Edis, Andy May, Pete Currie

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Head of Studies: Iona Brown

  • Violin: Iona Brown, Sasha Raikhlina, Tristan Gurney, Jonathan Trevor, Jane Nossek, Ed Cross  
  • Viola: Christine Slater, Mike Gerrard
  • Violoncello: Gabriel Waite, Louisa Tuck
  • Double Bass: Sian Hicks, Tony Abbell
  • Harp: Rhodri Davies, Maíre Ní Chathasaigh, Rachel Newton
  • Lute: Jacob Heringman
  • Viols: John Finnon

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Head of Studies: Jennifer Murray

  • Flute: Juliette Bausor, Sarah Shelton, Brian Stewart, Rachel Jeffers, Eilidh Gillespie
  • Oboe: Philip Cull, Michael O'Donnell
  • Clarinet: Jennifer Murray, Katrina Buzzard
  • Bassoon: Robin Kennard, Stephen Reay
  • Saxophone (Classical): Keith Robinson, Andrew Smith
  • Saxophone (Jazz): Graeme Wilson, Andy Scott, Phil Bancroft, Faye MacCalman
  • Recorder: Laura Hird, Pamela Thorby

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Head of Studies: Adrian France

  • Trumpet and Cornet: Richard Martin, George Parnaby, Tom Rushton
  • Trumpet (Jazz): Graham Hardy, Nathan Bray
  • Horn: Christopher Griffiths, Ben Woolley
  • Trombone: Adrian France
  • Tuba: Joe Cook, Jen McCausland

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Drums and Percussion

Head of Studies: Geoff Hutchinson

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Electric Guitar, DJ, Electronica, Music Production and Songwriting

Head of Studies: Mick Wright

  • Guitar: Mick Wright, Bill Brennan, Athol Cassidy, Matt Price
  • Classical Guitar: Brian Arthur, Martin Eastwell
  • Lute: Jacob Heringman
  • Bass Guitar: Neil Harland
  • Turntables: Paul Bell, Raj Pannu
  • Live Electronics/Multi-media: Jamie Thompson, Rob Blazey
  • Songwriting: Pete Scott, Kieran Rafferty
  • Music Production: Phil Begg

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Indian Music

Head of Studies: David Clarke

  • Voice: Vijay Rajput
  • Tabla: Shahbaz Hussain, Dalvir Bajwa

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We also have tutors in a range of other instruments and styles. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, this does not mean that we do not teach it.

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Previous Performance Tutors

John Renbourn