The Tutors in 2019 are:
- Tom Beets: As a member of both established and upcoming performing groups, and as a teacher at venues across the world, Tom Beets is one of the most talented and exciting young recorder players of the Low Countries. Tom has been a thriving force as both a playing member and administrator of The Flanders Recorder Quartet, widely acknowledged as one of the leading recorder groups in the world. With them he has played an taught all over the world and has recorded half a dozen CD’s. Tom also plays in the recorder quintet Mezzaluna, which was founded in 2003 as a logical consequence of many years of musicological and organological co-operation between the Peter Van Heyghen and recorder maker Adrian Brown. Tom is a teacher in music schools in Belgium. In addition, he leads masterclasses and workshops across Europe, in the Far East, and in the USA and he regularly teaches on residential courses in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, UK and USA. Tom is also a viola de gamba player.
- Sandra Foxall started playing the recorder at Teacher Training College, joined the SRP in 1971 and has been Musical Director of the Cleveland branch since 1979. Since 1996 she has also been on the panel of SRP Visiting Conductors, conducting SRP groups throughout the country and in Ireland and the Isle of Man. She is also the Country and Overseas Secretary for the SRP. Sandra conducts at National Festivals and has tutored on numerous playing days and directed Teachers’ courses. She regularly tutors on residential courses at Parcevall Hall and Little Benslow Hills in Hitchin. Between 1988 and 2012 she was the Administrator of the Recorder Summer School, 25 years all told, and from 1999 a course tutor.
- Sarah Jeffery is a recorder player and educator based in the Netherlands. After graduating cum laude from her master studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Sarah now collaborates closely with composers, in particular to create music-theatre. Prior to her studies in Amsterdam, Sarah gained a first class honours degree in music at the Birmingham Conservatoire in England, under the tuition of Annabel Knight and Ross Winters. As well as being a soloist, Sarah performs with a number of her own ensembles: aXolot (recorder trio, Jerboah (pop band), Theater fluup! (music-theatre for toddlers), The Royal Wind Music (large Renaissance recorder consort), and The White Noise Orchestra (free improvisation). She has performed throughout the world from Denmark to Singapore, across a wide variety of baroque and contemporary music festivals.
Sarah has appeared on BBC, Swiss and Dutch radio and television, and has recorded on a number of studio CDs, including her debut solo album Constellations. She is active in education: alongside teaching masterclasses and workshops, she gives workshops in improvisation and composition at the SoundLAB in Amsterdam, using electronic sound installations. She runs a Youtube channel – Team Recorder – providing recorder tutorials every week. Sarah also writes about music, and is part of the editorial team at the Dutch recorder magazine ‘Blokfluitist’.
- Helen Hooker is an experienced recorder player, teacher and conductor. The main focus of Helen’s teaching is working with adult players of all abilities, regularly coaching SRP branches and teaching on weekend courses throughout the UK. She has been a tutor at the Recorder Summer School since 1993 and Chairman since 2005. Helen is an active performer, both as a soloist and ensemble player. Her debut solo CD, Helen and Friends, was launched to critical acclaim in 2009. She is also a member of The Parnassian Ensemble, a baroque ensemble which specialises in the performance of unjustly neglected English Baroque music. As a conductor Helen has a strong interest in recorder orchestras. She formed the Thames Valley Recorder Orchestra and has had a long working relationship with the Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia and Phoenix Recorder Orchestra. Recent orchestral projects have included Bravo Bonsor!, a CD of music composed by the late Brian Bonsor.
- Emma Murphy graduated from Birmingham University with a First Class (Hons) degree in Music, and was awarded the Roland Gregory Prize for the highest degree mark. She then won a scholarship to study recorder with Philip Thorby from Trinity College of Music and later furthered her recorder studies with Ashley Solomon. Emma plays and has recorded with some of the UK’s leading period groups, including The King’s Consort, Gabrieli Consort & Players and Ex Cathedra. She plays and sings in many chamber groups, in particular with Da Camera and Philomel. Emma also has a keen interest in contemporary music, both as a solo performer and with other instruments, and has taken part in the acclaimed Park Lane Group New Year Series. Emma has appeared many times on the BBC both as a performer and occasional broadcaster for the Early Music Show and has played with the CBSO under Emmanuelle Haim and Giovanni Antonini. She has taught at Dartington International Summer School, the Irish Recorder & Viol Course, the Easter Early Music Course and on the renaissance week at the Cambridge Early Music Summer School.
- Marion Scott studied recorder, oboe and piano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and went on to develop a career as a recorder player and teacher. Marion plays with all the leading baroque orchestras and ensembles, performing in Europe, USA and South America. Marion is Head of Department at the Centre for Young Musicians and is a freelance teacher. Before going to CYM Marion was Professor of Recorder at GSMD and is currently on the staff of Kent Music School. She is also an examiner for Trinity Guildhall.
- Joris Van Goethem studied recorder & baroque flute. As one of the original members of Flanders Recorder Quartet he has performed extensively throughout Europe, Japan, South America, the United States, Taiwan, Singapore and South Africa. He has made numerous recordings for radio and television and record companies such as Aeolus, Deutsche Grammophon, Harmonia Mundi, EMI, Opus 111, Ricercar. Joris has given seminars and masterclasses in all corners of the globe and has been a tutor at various summer courses. His arrangements found their way to Hollywood and are also published with Heinrichshofen, Ascolta and De Haske.
- Paul Van Loey was born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium and studied recorder and baroque bassoon in the conservatories of Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven, and The Hague. As a founding member of the Flanders Recorder Quartet, he has earned many awards and distinctions, including the first prize in the Musica Antiqua competition in Bruges and the title of Cultural Ambassador of Flanders. Their performances have been broadcast on radio and television over the globe. As well as 40 different recordings they have performed countless times throughout Europe, South Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, and the US.
Paul has played bassoon with many notable European period instrument orchestras including Musica Antiqua Koln, La Petite Bande, les musiciens de Louvre, Collegium Vocale, les Agremens. He currently serves on the music faculties in both Mechelen and Bornem in Belgium and is in great demand as a presenter of workshops, master classes, and private lessons for recorder and early music performing. He has been musical director of the ‘Flanders Baroque Academy’ since 2018, conducting works by Bach (passions – cantates), Mozart (orchestral – Requiem), Händel (Messiah), Haydn (creation). In his free time, Paul is a passionate cyclist and a student of Renaissance and Jazz trombone.