Chamber Music and String Tutor: John Shayler
...AMS is particularly pleased to welcome back John Shayler after a very successful first visit in 2004.
John's vast experience in teaching string players was particularly in evidence throughout the course in 2004, when he
not only led the string classes throughout the week and coached chamber ensembles, but also played solos in all the concerts, and even led a demonstration concert for the local schoolchildren.John
made many local friends, who are all looking forward to his
return.For those who wish, there will be the opportunity to play in a String Orchestra, conducted by John
...About John Shayler: John Shayler was Head of String Teaching for Bedfordshire County Music Service for 30 years, up until his early retirement in 2002.He plays and teaches violin and viola, and, as well as coaching on County orchestral and chamber music courses, is conductor of Bedfordshire Youth Opera.John
has also been a mentor for the Professional Development department of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
for the last 8 years.He is a long-standing member of the European String Teachers' Association, is a member of the ESTA Council, and has recently been appointed as their International Liaison Officer.He
has given masterclasses around Britain, and in Arezzo, Italy.He
has been the viola player of the Kaznowski Quartet for 15 years.