Music Department Staff

Philip DukesArtistic Director
Clare ToomerAcademic Music
Alex ArkwrightHead of Instrumental Studies
Adam Meehan-StainesChoirmaster and Director of Chapel Music
Jon CoxMusic Technology
Michael ButterfieldChapel Organist
David MattinsonHead of Vocal Studies
Sara StaggHead of Strings
Sacha JohnsonHead of Percussion
Jack BrownGraduate Music Assistant
Louisa FreemanMusic Secretary & PA to Artistic Director
Vicki CrockerPA and Admin to the Artistic Director

Visiting Instrumental Music Teachers

There are approximately 30 visiting music teachers at the College. They are distinguished performers and dedicated teachers, many of whom perform with leading UK orchestras including City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Visiting Advisors and Consultants

Eminent appointed visiting consultants also visit the College on a regular basis to perform, give masterclasses and provide coaching.

Our Artistic Advisor is Julian Lloyd Webber and our consultants are:

Clive Carroll – Guitar virtuoso and composer

Ioan Davies – Head of Chamber Music, Yehudi Menhuin School

Laurence Davies (C3 1980–85) – Principal Horn, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Patrick King – Percussion consultant

Warren Lee (C3 1992–94) – Piano consultant

Robert Plane – Principal Clarinet, BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Simon Smith – Head of Strings, Wells Cathedral School

Professional Orchestra in Partnership

Unique to Marlborough, the Southbank Sinfonia of London visits annually to deliver a series of concerts, workshops and one-to-one lessons, culminating in a side-by-side orchestral gala concert with the Marlborough College Symphony Orchestra.

List of Visiting Music Teachers

Michael ButterfieldOrgan
Kim EmeryPiano
Jonathan EnglandGuitar
Corinne FrostCello
Liz FyfeOboe
Chris GibbonsSaxophone
Ann GrayburnPiano
Jon HarpinPiano
Michael HartnettBass guitar
Colette HenshawSinging
Bronwyn HeywoodBagpipes
Roshan HughesClarinet/Saxophone
Paul HutchinsonPiano accordion
Emily Isaac JohnsonCello
Sarah JefferiesSinging
Sacha JohnsonPercussion
Richard LewisFrench horn
Mike LomasTrombone
Alastair MarshallsayPercussion
Colin McCannPercussion
David MattinsonSinging
Naomi PhelanDouble bass
Eluned PierceHarp
Cathy SpringateBassoon and piano
Sara StaggViolin/Viola
Sally StocksFlute
Paul TurnerPiano
Mark WillcocksGuitar