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Penny Stirling

Director

Yorkshire Young Musicians

HQ Phone: +44 1845 597627

Yorkshire Young Musicians

P.O. Box 127

Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 2WX

United Kingdom

Company Description

YYM was established in 2004 to provide advanced training for exceptionally talented young musicians aged between 8 and 18 within the Yorkshire and Humber region. more

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Employment History

Director of the Junior Strings Project

Royal Northern College of Music ANDREAS ZELLERVIOLINS ANDVIOLAS WINNER

String Teacher

Royal Northern College of Music

Education

pianist and violinist

Royal College of Music

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Staff biographies | Yorkshire Young Musicians

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Penny Stirling, Director

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Penny Stirling is the Founding Director of Yorkshire Young Musicians.
She was born in Somerset and trained at the Royal College of Music in London. Although graduating as a pianist, her first job was as a Head of Strings and she then went on to run the string department at Wells Cathedral School from 1980 - 1990. After working as Head of the Instrumental Music Service for Wiltshire County Council, she married and moved to Manchester where she became Director of the Junior Strings Project at the Royal Northern College of Music. This innovative course, which won the Partnership Trusts' Thorn EMI award for innovations in music teacher training in 1995 and a Queen's Anniversary Prize for the RNCM in 1998, trains postgraduate students to teach, using children from the local community - thereby giving many youngsters an opportunity to learn a string instrument. Now run in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University, this is one of the few courses where teachers can train to teach instrumental music alongside their classroom studies and obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (with subsequent Qualified Teacher Status).
In December 1999 Penny was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Northern College. In 2004, whilst still retaining a part-time position as Consultant to the Junior Strings Project, she moved to North Yorkshire and became Director of Yorkshire Young Musicians, a new DfES Music and Dance Scheme for highly talented children in the Yorkshire and Humber area.
Penny has taught violin, viola and piano at Wells Cathedral School, Chetham's, Junior RNCM and currently at St Peters School, York. She founded the chamber music course 'Young String Venture' at Lake District Summer Music and is Course Director for Pro Corda North and Director of Stirlings Summer Strings.
She often works with County Music Services on Professional Development days and is Course Leader for the Manchester centre of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music's Professional Development course leading to the award of CT ABRSM. In addition, she has worked as a mentor for the CT ABRSM course in Singapore and Hong Kong and as a presenter of Violin Seminars for the Board. Other recent work has taken her to South Carolina (USA), Norway and Bermuda to assist the teachers working for the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation. She adjudicates for many music festivals both at home and abroad.


Yorkshire Young Musicians

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A welcome to the website from YYM Director Penny Stirling.


Contacts | Yorkshire Young Musicians

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Penny Stirling, Director Yorkshire Young Musicians, PO Box 127, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2WX

Phone from UK: 01845 597627 Phone from USA/Canada: 011441845597627 (4am-5pm EST) Phone from elsewhere: +441845597627 Fax: +441845597981


Yorkshire Young Musicians

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A welcome to the website from YYM Director Penny Stirling.


Contacts | Yorkshire Young Musicians

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Penny Stirling, Director Yorkshire Young Musicians, PO Box 127, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2WX

Phone from UK: 01845 597627 Phone from USA/Canada: 011441845597627 (4am-5pm EST) Phone from elsewhere: +441845597627 Fax: +441845597981

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