SINGING, VIOLIN & THEORY

Baritone and violinist Michael Sanderson is a highly versatile teacher. After graduating in music at Nottingham University his early experiences included tutoring on specialist music courses for the Holiday Fellowship, before being appointed Head of Student Music at Brunel University where he worked for 28 years. During his long association with Brunel he enjoyed teaching a wide range of musical genres and styles, predominantly classical singing and violin, preparing students for ABRSM exams and diplomas as well as their annual end of year recitals. Additionally he tutored various supportive classes such as music theory and conducting. A keen and active folk-fiddler, Michael`s interest and experience in folk music include performing and calling for many years with ceilidh bands in the Berkshire area and more recently has helped to establish a regular folk group at

Brunel. He has taught in many schools over the years and also enjoys teaching singing and violin privately for a range of ages and abilities, with a number of pupils successfully auditioning for the National Youth Choir. Singing lessons are based on a deep understanding of the human voice and how it functions, stimulated by his own studies for many years with highly renowned vocal coaches including Nick Powell and Tim Penrose.