In association with
Mr Mike Purton
Mr Mike Purton

B Mus (Surrey)
M Mus (Surrey)
Instruments: French Horn
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Memberships: (verified) Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)


Pupil of Ifor James and James Brown
Former Principal Horn Hallé Orchestra (1973-86)
Senior Horn Professor Royal Northern College of Music (1978-1991)
Head of Wind Brass & Percussion and Horn Professor Trinity College of Music (1991-1997)
Chief Executive Bexley Centre for Music & Dance (1997-2006)
Principal Bromley Youth Music Trust (2007-2013)
Horn teacher, Conductor, Recording Producer

I have taught the French Horn at all levels since 1972, from beginner level to college entrance and beyond. Many of my pupils have been in the National Youth Orchestra, have won places at music colleges, have gained prestigious appointments in top orchestras, including the Hallé, Manchester Camerata, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the RTE Symphony Orchestra (Dublin), Ulster Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, the BBC Scottish, the LPO and the Philharmonia. Some of my pupils are currently Professors at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and many are private and peripatetic teachers. Many just play for fun!

Whatever your ambition, I am willing to hear you play and to discuss teaching you on a regular or occasional basis. You would receive tuition right up to music college level and beyond, although I am equally at home with beginners and elementary students, be they children or adults. I have a current CRB check.

Call me or email me to arrange a trial lesson!

Contact Mike

Address: Five Oak Green
TN12 6RR
Phone: 01892 837860
Mobile: 07767 887793
Fee (45 minutes): £28.00
Fee (60 minutes): £36.00

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