Introducing Robin

About

Robin Norman

Robin
Tuition: All Brass Instruments, Music Theory. Directs Music School Community Family Choir
Level: Beginner to Advanced

Robin started studying the Tuba at Springwood High School in 1984 and quickly moved through the school, regional and county ensembles on that, his first instrument. He was a finalist in the West Norfolk Young Musician of the Year at the age of 16 and also awarded 'Most Outstanding Soloist' in the National Concert Band Festival in 1990.

In 1991 Robin accepted an unconditional offer to study Tuba at the Birmingham Conservatoire. It was also this year that he was invited to become a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, achieving Principal Tuba on his first course (a rare occurrence).

Robin graduated from the Conservatoire in 1995 with a first class honours degree (B.Mus) and freelanced around the Birmingham area before entering the Music Publishing Industry. He remained in the industry until 2008 working for the major companies including some time as the specialist and consultant for Warner Bros. Publishing in Band, Orchestra, Choral and Education products.

Robin left the publishing industry in 2008 and re-trained as a secondary school Music Teacher, a decision he has never regretted. He is currently Head of Performing Arts at Ken Stimpson Community School in Werrington, Peterborough where he also directs their highly successful choir and acapella group.

Away from the world of work Robin has performed with many of the U.K's professional orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra de Camera as well as many of the country's best known brass bands such as Grimethorpe Colliery, Brighouse and Rastrick and GUS. He has also performed as soloist on many occasions. He is also an accomplished conductor directing many Brass Bands, Orchestras and Concert Bands. Away from HuMS he is also currently Musical Director of the Peterborough Youth Orchestra as well as continuing with his Tuba performances.

Robin initially joined the Music School as Brass tutor and conductor of the Advanced Concert Band when he moved to the area in 2006 before school work forced him to leave in 2012. However, following a request, he returned in September 2015 where he teaches all the Brass instruments and our two theory classes (beginner and grade 5). He also directs our Family Community Choir.

 



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