Brigid Kirkland-Wilson BEd M.Mus ARCM
Brigid Kirkland-Wilson performs regularly on both standard and baroque violin, mainly in the West Country, with Devon Baroque and other groups. She has coached on both the junior and primary Pro Corda courses.
When living in London Brigid taught at Queens College, Harley Street, and St Paul’s Boys School, and played with The Camerata, amongst other activities. Currently she is teaching violin and violin group at the RCM Junior Department, violin and viola at Wells Cathedral School, and privately.
Brigid examines for the Associated Board in the UK and abroad, and is a mentor and on the Diploma panel for the CTABRSM course.
Lucinda Wright learned the cello with Anna Shuttleworth who inspired her to find interesting ways to continue to develop as a musician and teacher.
After gaining an MA with distinction from Birmingham Conservatoire, Lucinda went on to study Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Royal Northern School of Music and Drama. She is now lucky enough to use the unique Dalcroze approach to studying music through the combination movement, aural training and improvisation in her current roles as teacher of cello and primary school music.
Lucinda teaches children on the 'String Training Programme' at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She enjoys working with both children and adults at Suzuki and Kodaly method summer schools and workshops.
One of Lucinda's greatest passions is to play chamber music and she performs regularly with the Boxbury Piano Trio and the Greganog Ensemble. She has also recently performed as a soloist with local amateur orchestras and will be touring with Aylesbury Youth Orchestra in July 2010.
Polly is a violinist who has been working with children and music for over 15 years. Married with four young children, she lives and works in the mountains of Andalucia in Southern Spain. She was a member of the Centre for Young Musicians in Pimlico and played with the London Schools' Symphony Orchestra for several years. After a 6th form music scholarship to Bryanston School she went on read music at the University of Manchester.
Polly teaches music at several schools in Spain, has started a choir and a string quartet, and teaches violin, recorder and piano to individual pupils. She has performed at the internationally-renowned Jimena Music Festival for several years. In 2007, with Sarah Tilley, she instigated a very successful new summer music and drama camp in Spain.
Polly's musical education was greatly influenced by a privately run annual chamber music week in Wales. It was on these camping weeks, which also involved a lot of outdoor activity in the Welsh countryside, that she really developed a passion for playing chamber music, particularly the quartet repertoire.
Miranda was a member of Pro Corda throughout her teens and, having developed a love of traditional music, became a member of Jabadaw and Fika. More recently she founded Methera Quartet – a string quartet comprised of traditional musicians, which arranges and performs traditional music spontaneously and by ear. She now gigs extensively with Methera and other ensembles playing both violin and viola.
Miranda teaches at traditional music courses all over the country including the University of Newcastle, the Sage Gateshead and the English Acoustic Collective summer school and has led workshops (exploring folk music specific techniques and ergonomic posture) at festivals including Sidmouth International Festival of Folk Arts and the Fiddles on Fire festival.