Robin is one of nineteen Royal College of Organist Academy teachers nationally. The Academy offers the highest possible teaching and continually trains its teachers and monitors the standards provided. It ensures weekly lesson records with a clear direction and progression plus a progress review every 10 weeks for each pupil. He had the good fortune of teaching at the RCO Summer School in 2014 and delivering masterclasses plus a group session on ornaments.
Robin began lessons with Graham Eccles, gaining his Grade 8 in two years. At 15 he received a bursary towards masterclasses with David Titterington and Petr Eben at Dartington International Summer School. Regular teachers have included Noel Rawsthorne, Margaret Phillips (RNCM) and Roger Fisher. His PhD is on “The Late Style of Frank Bridge”. He has recently played at Ripon and Durham Cathedrals and York Minster and has also performed at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Cathedral and Chester Cathedral.
He taught Academic Studies to RNCM undergraduates and has been Director of Music at independent schools nationally and internationally. His pupils have won exam awards for 8 years
Robin is Chapel Organist at Barnard Castle School (as well as Director of Music at the Prep School) and Organist plus choir director at Yarm Parish Church.
Tuition is usually on Robin's 3 manual hauptwerk instrument (see first picture), Yarm Parish Church (2 manual electro-pneumatic) or Barnard Castle School (large 2 manual tracker with programmable pistons and generals).
Teesside/Cleveland, North East Yorkshire, Barnard Castle/South Durham, South Newcastle
Weekday evenings and occasional weekends.
£35 per hour plus £5 donation to any churches used