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Miss Anna Drysdale
Miss Anna Drysdale

First-Class Degree, BMus (Hons) Horn, Royal College of Music

Distinction, MMus Performance and Research, Royal Academy of Music
Instruments: Horn
Music theory
(both including online lessons)
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Jazz & popular
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


With wide experience working with young people with organisations like the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a First from the Royal College of Music, I spend a lot of time both playing and teaching and have a real passion for both. I`m Anna, and I`m a horn player living and working in London.

As a professional musician, my experience includes playing with Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sinfonia Cymru, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (including at the 2012 BBC Proms), the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. I studied as an undergraduate at the Royal College of Music, gaining a First in 2014, and completed my masters with Distinction at the Royal Academy of Music, where in 2015 I won both the Dennis Brain Horn Prize and the Bob Paxman Prize.

I also do lots of work with young people! As well as my teaching below, I have done outreach work and co-led workshops for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, given pre-concert talks to audiences of 200 children (as well as groups of adults) at the Royal College of Music, worked with a youth choir leading rehearsals in preparation for a Sunday mass at St Mark`s, Venice, given workshops as a visiting tutor at Goldsmiths University and assisted with summer workshops for children prior to BBC Proms concerts. I am fully CRB checked.

My experience includes:
Above all, experience since 2013 of teaching private horn pupils anywhere from beginners to adult learners, including putting pupils through ABRSM grades.
Horn teacher at Highbury Grove School since April 2018
Deputising at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music
Horn teaching for Haringey Music Service since September 2016
Horn teaching at King`s College London, via the Royal Academy of Music/KCL scheme
Working as a theory tutor at Chelsea Quavers, an organisation teaching theory to 5-10 year olds
Deputising as a horn teacher for Junior RCM`s `Sparks` students
Deputising as a horn teacher at Park Walk School, Chelsea
Class I in RCM`s `Art of Teaching` module
Peripatetic teaching and shadowing at Westminster Music Service

Education work:
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Young Personís Orchestra/New Generation Orchestra deputy mentor
Goldsmiths University
London Philharmonic Orchestra
RCM Sparks

Learning an instrument should be fun, but a feeling of being good at it certainly helps us enjoy it! I am a creative teacher - as well as passing on a love of the instrument, I love trying to solve all the different problems we come up against as teachers and students. I hope my personality comes over a little in my writing - I'm enthusiastic, good with all ages without being patronising and furthermore, highly motivated. I'm also organised, reliable and punctual, and very happy to teach horn and theory lessons online; I am adept at using Skype and Zoom.

Please feel free to get in touch - whether it's to arrange a lesson or just to ask a few questions!

Contact Anna

Address: Upminster, London
Greater London
RM14 2QD
Phone: 07903189798
Fee (30 minutes): £17.50
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00

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