Meet The SWYO Tutors

We are delighted to announce our talented team of tutors for
South West Youth Orchestra 2022:

Patrick Bailey

Course Leader

As a composer, conductor and presenter, Patrick has led many prestigious projects. For more info, click the link below:

Angus Webster

Conductor

SWMS Alumni and British Conductor, Angus enjoys a growing career in the concert hall and opera house. For more info, click the link below:

Helena Buckie

Violin 1 | Tutor

Helena studied at the Junior Guildhall and Royal College of Music in London. Click the link below to read more:

Charlie McClure

VIOLIN 2 | TUTOR

Charlie studied violin at Idyllwild Arts Academy, California. Click the link below to read more:

Christine Anderson

Viola | Tutor

Christine divides her time as both a part-time member of the Hallé Orchestra and as a freelance musician. Click the link below to read more:

Anton Crayton

Cello | Tutor

Anton studied at the RCM before embarking on his medical studies at the University of Newcastle. Click the link below to read more:

Ted Francis-Smith

Double Bass | Tutor

Ted is a SWMS alumni and member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York. Click the link below to find out more:

Winds Tutor 1

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet | Tutor

To be announced soon

Sarah Burnett

Bassoon | Tutor

Sarah is Principal Bassoon with the Britten Sinfonia and the London Mozart Players. Click the link below to find out more:

Jake Bagby

Horn | Tutor

Jake studied at the RCM, recently graduating with a Masters with Distinction. Click the link below to read more:

Alex Kelly

Trombone | Tutor

Alexander has worked with the vast majority of the UK's Professional Orchestras. Click the link below to find out more:

Kizzy Brooks

Percussion | Tutor

Kizzy is a SWMS alumni, and graduated from RCM with First Class Honours. Click the link below to read more:

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