Philippa Bunting
- Violine -
is a widely experienced teacher of the violin and general musicianship. As well as the Royal Academy, she has taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban in London, as well as for a number of local authorities and in private practice. She has also worked for two awarding bodies, Guildhall Exams and Trinity Guildhall in syllabus development and teacher training, and acted as violin consultant for the Associated Board revision of its violin syllabus from 2011.
Philippa has worked with young string players in a range of environments including whole class instrumental teaching, advanced students within the junior departments of three conservatoires (including leading the String Training Programme at the GSMD and the Junior Strings Project at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester), designing and running holiday courses, teaching primary school class music, and coaching large and small ensembles.
Her particular interest is in exploring ways to integrate musicianship into the instrumental lesson, encouraging a holistic approach which includes movement and aural work. Philippa has an MA in Music Education, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and in 2005 was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study the relationship between musicianship and string training in Hungary, Finland and Eastern Europe.
As well as her role at the Academy Philippa Bunting also works with future teachers at the RNCM, where she is Senior Lecturer in Music Education. She writes a regular column on teaching issues for the Strad magazine.