TUTORS: Emily Askew

Emily studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she graduated with a first class BMus Honours degree as well as receiving a concert recital diploma. She is a Folk and Early Music specialist playing a range of instruments including violin, vielle, bagpipes, recorders, hurdy gurdy and shawm.

Over the last ten years she has led music workshops for both children and adults in many schools, music centres, festivals and summer schools. These have included Dartington Summer School, Aldeburgh Young Musicians, the Centre for Young Musicians, Spitalfields Festival, Globe Theatre Education and three years of Brighton Early Music Festival workshops for local schools.

Emily has experience in both primary and secondary sectors and is currently working as a music teacher for Northcote Lodge, L'Ecole des Petits and Hereward House School. At Lambeth Music Service she is in charge of creating and delivering the curriculum for Years 2 and 3 Saturday Music Lessons. She received early years music training with Boppin Bunnies and has been taking music classes for babies and toddlers for five years.

Emily is also a professional performer. She plays with a range of ensembles including The Artisans, The Dufay Collective, Ceilidh Factor, A3 Ceilidh Band and the twice BBC Young Folk Award nominated Askew Sisters. She is a regular theatre and opera musician which has included positions as principal recorder for operas at Glyndebourne and as a multi-instrumentalist in productions at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, The Apollo Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue and the Hampstead Players.

Emily Askew | Karen Gibbard | Sarah Stuart | John Dipper