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ELIZABETH CHILDS

Elizabeth is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied flute with Gareth Morris and piano with Graeme Humphrey. Whilst at the RAM she performed regularly with all the orchestras, and was also engaged in many internal and external teaching projects, a subject that has always interested Elizabeth.

International engagements have taken her to both the USA and to many parts of Europe, and she has performed extensively throughout the UK as soloist, recitalist and orchestral player. From 1987 to 1994, Elizabeth was principal flute with the Sinfonia of Scotland, Dundee Opera and Dundee and Perth Light Operatic Company which complimented her work for both ‘Travel Scotland’ and a busy teaching schedule. Elizabeth has recorded programmes for the Open University and other children’s programmes and regularly gives Organ/Harpsichord duo recitals with her husband.

Elizabeth has a broadband and extensive teaching career and is in demand as a flute tutor as well as being flute tutor for the National Children’s Wind Orchestra of Great Britain. She has successfully prepared pupils for scholarships to leading public schools, Junior Conservatoires and Specialist Music Schools and now has many ex-students working in the profession. She regularly directs summer schools and other courses for young wind players.

Currently, Elizabeth is engaged in a busy teaching schedule and directs several successful flute choirs/ One of her main aims is to provide as many performing opportunities for all her pupils as possible and firmly believes that encouraging children to perform enhances and benefits all areas of their education. She is an adjudicator for BIFF and is increasingly in demand as well as teaching flute at the UEA (Norwich), is a member of ‘Quintessimo’ and is on the management team of Harpenden Musicale.

 

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