The 2021 Tutors 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. The most recent project is FR2. 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.
- Currently based in Edinburgh, Annemarie Klein completed her undergraduate music degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2013, and her MA in recorder performance at Lemmensinstituut in Leuven, Belgium, in 2015, where she studied with Bart Coen and Bart Spanhove. Although her academic research has centred around music of the high baroque, she enjoys performing music from the mediaeval to the modern and has recently formed the ensembles Musica Mundana with Eric Thomas (lute & theorbo) and Atelier 32:44 with Ward Ginneberge (accordion). She is also a member of the Spinacino Consort. She has participated in lessons, courses and masterclasses with Philip Thorby, Dorothee Oberlinger, Matthias Maute, Anna Stegmann, Saskia Coolen, Joris van Goethem and Pamela Thorby. Annemarie believes in sharing her passion for music and the recorder, and loves to work with children and adults of any level, whether individually or in a group. She also translates and edits CD liner notes.
- 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.
- Moira Usher played recorder since age of five. She attended Trinity College London as cellist and pianist and played recorder with the early music group under Edgar Hunt. Moira has wide ranging musical tastes and enjoys variety above all else. She taught music in comprehensive schools for 13 years, and afterwards retrained to teach children with special needs. Moira is joint founder and main conductor of Suffolk Branch, founder and conductor of the Eastern Recorder Orchestra (EROS), co-ordinator of the 1990, 2000, 2010 and 2020 national SRP festivals and tutor for the Recorder Summer School. She runs SRP workshops on conducting and conducts workshops and recorder events. Moira is currently Training Co-ordinator for the SRP as well as chair of the Walter Bergmann Fund.
- Anna Stegmann is a passionate performer and teacher of early and contemporary recorder music. She has toured throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia with her own chamber music groups Ensemble Odyssee and The Royal Wind Music, and as a guest soloist with The New Dutch Academy, La Risonanza and other ensembles. During the 2019-20 performing calendar Anna will be heard in several notable venues and festivals across Europe such as the Thüringer Bachwochen, Musikfestspiele Potsdam and the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht.
She is regularly invited to teach workshops and master classes throughout Europe, North America and Australia. In 2014 she joined the staff of the Royal Academy of Music in London where she teaches a recorder class alongside British recorder player Pamela Thorby. Since 2013 she has co-organised the Open Recorder Days Amsterdam; a biennial event which has quickly grown into one of the biggest recorder events worldwide and brings together recorder amateurs and professionals alike from across the
- Josee Beeson has been running and participating in recorder courses at Lyme for the past 12 years which has amounted to over 200 courses with some of the best tutors in the world. This unique experience has allowed her to learn from some of the best, both as a teacher and a player. Josee has been administrator for many other courses including Recorder Summer School, Easter Early Music Course, Air-Force and Tutti Flutti. This year, as well as being our RSS administrator, Josee will be taking the level 1 tutorial class.