Head of Department – Marion Scott
Marion studied recorder, oboe and piano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and went on to develop a career as a recorder player and teacher. Marion has played with all the leading baroque orchestras and ensembles, recording performing in Europe, USA and South America.
Before coming to CYM Marion was previously Professor of Recorder at GSMD and was on the staff of Trinity College of Music, Royal Welsh College of Music and has worked for her local music service in Kent. She teaches on a variety of summer schools, including Baroque Week, Recorder Summer School and the Irish Recorder and Viol Course, and she is an examiner for Trinity College London.
All recorder players of school age are welcome, whether you are an advanced player or have just started learning at school. CYM offers specialist recorder tutors, giving you the opportunity to play the recorder to a high level, providing a progressive route from the early stages of learning through to college entrance. You can play with your peers in an ensemble appropriate to your age and experience. We have an extensive stock of instruments and music for loan.
Students have an individual recorder lesson and ensemble, choir and supporting studies. Most students have an individual lesson but CYM also offers shared or small group recorder lessons at a reduced cost. Recorder players can also study other instruments and can take part in other ensembles, such as Baroque ensemble, Gamelan, Folk or Music Technology.
Recorder players have plenty of opportunities to perform, with weekly lunchtime concerts, our annual Recorder Festival, informal departmental concerts for soloists and ensembles, and the CYM Annual Concert. We have two department sessions for all players every term, when we might learn a Vivaldi Concerto, listen to jazz, play a medieval Saltarello dance, practise scales or even hear the CYM recorder tutors perform.
The Head of Recorder Marion Scott is now running a holiday course (The London Youth Recorder Orchestra). For more information please click here: London Youth Recorder Orchestra