Annabel is head of the recorder department at Birmingham Conservatoire.
She performs and teaches as a recorder player and historical flautist, across the UK, Europe and America. She performs with Passacaglia, and with Fontanella; both ensembles work towards finding the perfect balance between historically accurate performance and live entertainment. This is of course largely driven by a genuine passion to uncover the history and stories behind the music we play but also by the excitement and freedom of live performance with wonderful professional colleagues and bringing ‘old’ music to life again.
Annabel enjoys teaching at all levels and has been a syllabus consultant for both the ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall examinations boards.
She is the founder and director of the popular Woodhouse Recorder Week.
Annabel has a passion for teaching – and has been teaching recorder and flute for over twenty years, in every setting from the state sector classroom and music service, through private and independent schools, to the aspiring young conservatoire graduate. The emphasis in all her teaching is on personal attainment, developing confidence and having fun.