Principal:  Carolyn Hawkins             G.L.C.M., L.L.C.M.(T.D.), F.L.C.M.



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New Mills
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Last updated: 12/09/2023
Issue: 2.1.0

About Us

Carolyn Hawkins (nee.Riddick) is a Graduate and a Fellow of the London College of Music. She holds diplomas in organ, piano and flute.

Although she has dedicated the last thirty years to running the music studio she started her career as a theatre organist - performing in theatres and concert halls throughout the UK and abroad, recording on vinyl and cassette (!) and broadcasting on local and national radio, including 'The Organist Entertains'.

Carolyn’s pupils have been very successful in music festivals and in music exams at all levels

    Thirty-one pupils have achieved grade 8, two thirds of them with merit or distinction

    Four pupils achieved ALCM (Associate of the London College of Music)

    One pupil achieved ARSM (Associate of the Royal School of Music).

Carolyn also teaches the flute at 'Lady Barn House School’ in Cheadle.

Tim Hawkins graduated with distinction from the London College of Music in 1985, winning the Westminster prize for keyboard harmony. He studied the organ with Gordon Phillips. A one year post-graduate year at Reading University led to a career in secondary school music teaching, and for part of that time, teacher training.

After thirty years service Tim took early retirement to allow more time to teach privately and pursue other projects.

Tim has directed the music in several churches and is currently Director of Music at St George, New Mills. He was formerly an examiner for the Royal School of Church Music.

Flute Punch is a flute quartet who have been performing for over ten years. They are all pupils at the music studio and rehearse in term time Their abilities range from grade six to grade eight.

Associated Board Examinations - exams are held at the Music Studio from time to time. Local teachers are welcome to use this facility for their pupils. An accompanist can be provided.

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