In association with
Mr Robin Phillips-Jones
Mr Robin Phillips-Jones

BA Hons. (cantab)
MPhil (cantab)
CELTA - Cambridge English Language Teaching for Adults
Instruments: Mandolin
Irish Bouzouki
Tenor Banjo
Genre/Style(s): Folk
Old Time
Ability Levels: Intermediate to Advanced


My name is Robin Jones and I have been playing fretted instruments including the mandolin, tenor banjo and Irish bouzouki for the last 15 years. I currently play mandolin full time in The Trials of Cato, where the instrument occupies the lead role. I also sing and write songs for the band. We were recently described as 'one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times' by BBC 2's Mark Radcliffe and have just won the 'Best Emerging Artist' category in the Wales Folk Awards.

As an instrumentalist I primarily focus on the Celtic style, although I can also offer instruction in other styles such as bluegrass and klezmer. I am even partial to a bit of blues rock and middle eastern music and love incorporating this into my mandolin playing! If you would like to listen and get a feel for the type of music I play, please follow this link to my band's YouTube channel -

I consider myself an easy person to get along with and a patient, engaging teacher - I love not only to share what knowledge I have with others but also to learn from them in whatever way I can. I am not a purist and I believe that a student's enjoyment of the music we are learning is paramount.

Contact Robin

Address: Cambridge
Mobile: +447452816351
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £20.00

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