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Born in Edinburgh, Robyn is a 3rd year undergraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music. She has had the tuition of Katy Woolley, Richard Watkins, Michael Thompson and Roger Montgomery.
Prior to her life at the Academy, Robyn had been studying at St Mary’s Music School with Terry Johns. She started her time there as a first-study cellist with Patricia Hair, but switched to the horn when she found it to be a more versatile instrument. This was kindled by her role in the Carnyx Youth Brass ensemble, led by the internationally renowned trombonist John Kenny. In April 2016, she made her concerto debut with the Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra, playing Mozart’s 3rd horn concerto.
Involved with the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland since the age of 13, Robyn played both cello and horn in the performances of Strauss' Alpine Symphony in 2014. In August 2017, she was invited back to play guest principal horn for their All-American summer concert tour. Shortly afterwards she performed in the Edinburgh Festival as a part of NYOS’ Camerata ensemble, for Vikki Stone’s Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra.
Robyn frequently plays with small and large-scale ensembles in and around London. Recently, she has been highly involved with the Street Orchestra of London, and raised sponsors for their summer tour by completing a month’s long spoken silence in June 2017.
Robyn is happiest when exploring a wide range of musical styles. Although she is on the classical music course, she has joined forces with the jazz department. She will be playing in the Royal Academy of Music's Big Band concert on the 5th October, as well as on the 9th October as part of a jazz octet set.
As a child, Robyn was lucky enough to go and see many plays, concerts, and exhibitions. These were all safe spaces for her to feed her imagination, and not feel self-conscious about it. For the future, she wants to continue collaborating with musicians and artists alike for the continued running of these safe spaces which encourage people to explore unashamedly the capacities of their own imaginations.
Previously, Robyn worked as an assistant Dalcroze teacher for classes of children aged 5-10, but her primary speciality is private horn lessons. She is currently studying the LRAM music teaching qualification, and would like to take on more pupils this year, as she has more time for teaching.
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My approach to teaching is a democratic one. I want to encourage musical passion, and make my lessons as collaborative as possible. Every student is different, and my way of teaching will change to suit the pupil. Whether doing music for fun, for coordination practice, concentration, or social skills, it is my aim as a teacher to help my students feel good about learning something new!
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