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Mr Robert Richardson BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, FRSM
Mr Robert Richardson BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, FRSM
Steven Date: August 2013
My daughter, Bethan, is currently studying for her Trinity grade 8 examination in baritone horn, which we expect her to take in the next six months. One of the parts that she is studying is “Rhapsody for Baritone” by Philip Sparke, adapted from “Concertino for Tuba”. It is a particularly tricky piece and she is at a stage where she needed some specific, expert tuition in baritone. To that end, we approached Rob Richardson to help her master the piece. Rob was extremely helpful and really improved Bethan’s playing, both from a technical aspect and also with respect to musicality. He was patient and approachable and Bethan really benefitted from gaining the insight that only an accomplished musician can give. Furthermore, Bethan’s ensemble playing was also greatly improved through Rob’s tuition, particularly in her role as 2nd Baritone for Fulham Brass Band. This contributed to improved confidence and improved posture – a problem that seems to be endemic in teenagers! Although Rob can give specific guidance on baritone, his communication skills and attitude, combined with his vast experience playing at the very top level would benefit any young brass player. Her improvement in playing was obvious to everyone. I would recommend Rob unreservedly to anyone wanting tuition in brass instruments for their children.

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