Our Music Staff


The heart of the Ingenium Academy lies in our distinguished faculty, which comprises some of the UK's finest teachers and musicians.


Conducting programme student Justin, USA


Our tutors are carefully selected not only for their extremely high standards of musicianship and expertise, but also for their energy and enthusiasm for working with young musicians and their talent for teaching - all of our teachers have extensive experience and are committed to nurturing the talent of our students.



Who will be teaching me?


Music staff at the Ingenium Academy each year include orchestral conductors and instrumental teachers from the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra, amongst many other prestigious institutions.


Our vocal and choral leaders have included names from the Royal College of Music, the Royal Opera House, National Youth Choir of Great Britain and award-winning group the Swingle Singers, and our piano and saxophone programmes are led by internationally renowned soloists who are also accomplished teachers at some of the UK's top conservatoires including the Royal College of Music, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Birmingham Conservatoire.


Image"I am so delighted to be one of the teachers for the Ingenium Academy. It's a fantastic opportunity for young musicians to get together and make music in a wonderful setting - the kind of experience that sets you up for life!"
Joanna Forbes-L'Estrange
Former Musical Director, The Swingle Singers



Visiting Staff and Masterclasses


In addition to our core programmes, each summer we welcome leading experts to give masterclasses, workshops and Q&A sessions in their field. Previous visiting staff have included international piano soloist Leon McCawley, award-winning young violist Timothy Ridout, Ronnie Scott's band leader Pete Long, and many more.


To find out about tutors and conductors who have taught at the Ingenium Academy, visit our programme pages.


If you have any questions about our tuition, please don't hesitate to contact us - we'd love to hear from you!




Enrico, piano student, Ingenium summer piano school"The teaching was amazing: I discovered new approaches to the piano and music making that gave me a deeper understanding of music. The pieces I worked at really improved - I hope to come back, and for longer this time."
- Enrico, 16, Piano student, Italy

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Our music staff include:

Conductor Timothy Redmond

Tim Redmond (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London Symphony Orchestra)

Singing lessons with Sophie Grimmer

Sophie Grimmer (English National Opera, Trinity Laban, RADA)

Conductor Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor (Royal Academy of Music)

Summer violin lessons, teacher Clare Duckworth, LSO

Clare Duckworth (London Symphony Orchestra)

Simon Callaghan, piano tutor

Simon Callaghan (Steinway Artist)

For more staff and biographies, visit our programme pages.


"The teaching at Ingenium is of a very high standard. A lot is expected of the students, but the staff equip us with the skills we need to overcome challenges ... I am always amazed at how much we accomplish in musical terms at Ingenium."

Oscar, Orchestral student, Canada