Trumpet/Cornet/Tenor Horn Tutor
After spending five years at the RNCM Junior School studying with Paddy Adinall, Mark Continued studying the Trumpet with John Holland and Wes Warren (CBSO) at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Having graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in 1993 Mark then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Studies, also at the Conservatoire. He continued his studies and graduated with a certificate of teaching with the ABRSM.
Mark has freelanced throughout the Midlands and South Yorkshire where he now lives, playing with the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra and Sheffield Symphony Orchestra.
Having been fulltime member of staff at Warwick School for twelve years, and Assistant Director of Music (Instrumental) at Repton School he is now the Director of Music at Hill House School, Auckley near Doncaster. Here Mark not only oversees a very busy instrumental music program and teaches GCSE and A level music; he also manages 16 Visiting Instrumental Staff and conducts many ensembles, including the school Jazz Orchestra, Concert Band and Senior Orchestra.
Mark enjoys helping young musicians achieve their potential and has taken groups to the Finals of National Concert Band Festival and Music for Youth on many occasions, and to the Mrs Sunderland Festival in Huddersfield.
It has been known that in his spare time, Mark is a greater spotted MAMIL (lat. Mamillargus) and enjoys putting himself through excruciating pain by doing triathlons, one-day multi-sport events and 100 mile cycling sportives in deepest North Wales.