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Our Teachers

Holly Cook

Holly Cook trained as a classical flautist, and now works on a range of flutes, ethnic flutes and whistles in a variety of musical settings. Holly is currently the Richard Carne Junior Fellow at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She is specialising in ethnically inspired flute works and ethnic flute playing, and has given masterclasses for flautists and composers in this field of performance.

Holly is an experienced, enthusiastic and committed flute teacher, who enjoys working with students of different ages and abilities in a number of London schools. She also has experience teaching at Trinity Laban, and has assisted on Anna Noakes’ flute summer school A Breath of Fresh Air. Holly’s lessons help the student to develop creativity, musicality, improvisation, music theory and memorisation of music. She holds a Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL) in Instrumental Teaching on the flute with Distinction. 
Holly is an experienced solo performer, and has recently been selected as an artist for Making Music’s Concert Promoter’s Network. Her series of flute and ethnic flute recitals during 2012 have included venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts (Birmingham) and Cheltenham Town Hall. Concerto performances include the Nielsen Flute Concerto, Mozart Flute Concerto in D Major and Bach Brandenburg Concerto 5. Holly’s performing work has also included playing flutes and whistles in The City Waites for the productionof The Beggar's Opera at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, which was musically directed by Roddy Skeaping. Holly broadcast excerpts of this live on the BBC Radio 3 programme In Tune in June 2011. Holly also enjoys working with her duo Syrinx Flute and Harp Duo, with harpist Tamara Young, and her quintet, the Vesuvio Wind Quintet. Performance highlights for the quintet during 2011 included travelling to Saudi Arabia for a concert tour. 
Holly graduated with a Master's degree from Trinity Laban in 2009, where she studied flute with Anna Noakes and ethnic flutes with Tony Hinnigan and Andy Findon, and gained a distinction in performance. As part of her studies she was awarded a Leverhulme Orchestral Mentorship with Ileana Ruheman, principal flautist of the BBC Concert Orchestra. Holly also gained the FTCL diploma in flute performance in 2007. Holly has gratefully received scholarships from the Richard Carne Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, EMI Sound Foundation and the Elizabeth Wright Charitable Trust.
Visit Holly's website: www.hollycook.co.uk


"I love to teach at the conservatoire because the variety of different ages and abilities of the students is so rewarding.   "