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Find out more about the tutors and members of SYRA
South Yorkshire Recorder Academy are passionate about providing opportunities for young musicians and sharing their musical knowledge. Keep reading to find out more about the staff and members of SYRA.
In 1984, Nigel commenced studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire after winning the Evelyn Harrod Entrance Scholarship. His recorder tutor was Alan Davis. Whilst studying, Nigel gained the Conservatoire’s highest award, the ABSM diploma in recorder recital and graduated GBSM with distinction. Postgraduate study continued with Ross Winters at the Royal College of Music achieving the ARCM diploma in recorder performance. Nigel won Silver and Bronze medals with Trinity College of Music and the W.S Lloyd Webber Performance Medal with the London College of Music after gaining the FLCM recorder recital diploma.
Nigel’s work involves tutoring for the Sheffield Music Hub, and he has been promoted to a leadership role in delivering First Access/Progressional Routes to pupils in Sheffield Schools. Nigel is a life member of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Association and a member of the European Recorder Teachers Association (UK). He has given recitals, workshops and masterclasses in the UK and abroad.