Live Music Horizons in association with Howarth of London


The LMH programming, in association with Howarth of London begins in July 2012 with a series of


The woodwind and brass courses are for young people and adults, offering a vibrant and accessible approach to a wide variety of music styles. The courses will work with a range of stimulating scores to nurture an increased understanding of notation, and improve aural awareness through improvisation.


In September 2012 LIVE MUSIC HORIZONS will be touring Primary Schools in London and Essex with their CONCERT PARTY project.

CONCERT PARTY are four professional musicians who bring LIVE music performances to schools, aiming to encourage a lifelong interest in music making and listening. The concerts educate and entertain students in a lively accessible atmosphere, introducing a wide variety of instruments and musical styles.


 The LMH summer holiday music courses are programmed for the last week in July 2012. Venues are in Essex (near Chelmsford) and London (near Camden Town). The courses are in association with the woodwind specialist shop Howarth of London.

For dates and prices click here

The courses will work with a range of stimulating scores, nurturing an increased understanding of notation, alongside aural awareness through improvisation.

LMH courses include:

Wind orchestra

Dance band

Street band

Small classical and jazz ensembles

Solo opportunities

LMH course content includes:




Ensemble work



Aural skills

Each course will culminate in an informal presentation to family and friends. There are opportunities for all ages and abilities, with a specific day in London designated for adult learners.

For course bookings and further information click here


CONCERT PARTY are four professional freelance musicians who bring LIVE music to Junior Schools

CONCERT PARTY focus on creating a joyful musical experience, encouraging a lifelong interest in music making and listening

CONCERT PARTY offer programmes to meet the specific need of each school, including children with special needs and English as a second language

CONCERT PARTY educate AND entertain students in a lively, accessible atmosphere

CONCERT PARTY can interest and enthrall an age range from 5 to 11 years old

Concerts introduce a wide variety of acoustic instruments and musical styles

Saxophones——- Piano——-Contemporary


Flutes——-Voice——-World music


Concerts explore

Rhythm                                                 Tonic Solfa

Melody                                                 Aural Skills

Harmony                                 Performing

Musical Games                       Ensemble Work

Improvisation             Composition


Catherine Shrubshall – clarinets/saxophones/recorders

Fiona Hill – clarinets/saxophones/recorders/piano

Peter Shrubshall – flutes/saxophones/recorders/piano

Fiona Baines – voice/piano/recorders/percussion

These four musicians are all experienced and talented performers as well as being committed and enthusiastic teachers. They all research, arrange and compose for the CONCERT PARTY projects.


For booking the group and further information


or phone

Catherine: 07930 112245

Fiona: 07753 505475

If you would like to get involved follow this link!

LIVE MUSIC HORIZONS”, a new education company, dedicated to providing inspirational rehearsal and performance opportunities for all ages, with sponsorship from the woodwind specialist shop Howarth of London – Woodwind Specialists

‘Howarth of London’ in association with Live Music Horizons are providing opportunities to facilitate the events provided, offering special offers, specialist advice/guidance for event attendees. Howarth of London shall be supplying instruments for attendees to try, including their own range of ‘Chiltern Saxophones’, offering a 10% discount on accessories and selected instruments*


Find out more about Chiltern Saxophones

 Howarth of London are internationally known as makers of the finest oboes, oboes d’amore, English horns and clarinets. Alongside their role as makers, they are one of the world’s leading suppliers of oboes, bassoons, clarinets and saxophones. The London showrooms are a bustling meeting point for players, and offer a comprehensive range of accessories and woodwind sheet music.

The staff are all players, and can help you however long you have been playing – or even if you haven’t started yet! Experienced technicians in the workshops on the premises can undertake repairs and custom modifications to customers’ instruments.

Howarth of London offers a varied selection of services:

Instrument/Mouthpiece Approval Scheme:

With the ‘Howarth of London’ Approval Scheme you have the chance to trial products before you commit to purchase.

Instruments & mouthpieces – One Week Trial Period

With our ‘Approval Scheme’ you can be sure you have selected the instrument most suitable for you. This is a great way of getting to know what’s avaliable!

All new instruments purchased through Howarth of London come with a one year warranty.

Howarth Rental Scheme:

The Howarth rental scheme helps you try an instrument at low cost. Pay for the first 3 months in advance, then monthly by direct debit. To finish renting, simply return the instrument at any time and pay nothing further. If you then wish to purchase an instrument, we take the initial 3 month introductory payment off the price of an instrument.

Assisted Purchase Scheme:

Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme allows students of state schools to buy instruments without having to pay V.A.T. (20%). Having chosen the instrument you wish to buy from our large range and with the benefit of expert advice, you can ask your child’s LEA (Local Education Authority), school or Music Centre to order it on your behalf

Take it Away Scheme:

You can use Take it away to borrow between £100 and £5,000 towards the costs of your chosen instrument, and you can also include music stands, sheet music and other accessories within the loan.

You will need to pay a minimum 10% of the loan amount at the point of The rest is then paid back over 9 months (for goods of £100 – £2,000) or 18 months (for goods of £800 – £5,000) in equal installments by direct debit. There is no administrative charge or handling fee when you take out the loan, so you will never be paying more for your purchase than the ticket price.

Applicants must be:

  • EITHER over 18 years of age and buying an instrument for a child under the age of 18.
  • OR aged 18-25 years and applying in their own right.

Nigel Clark, Howarth of London sales director says: “This is a great opportunity for players who didn’t think they could afford it to choose the instrument they really want and ‘Take it away’.”

For more information

For more information about Howarth of London please find us at




Leading these exciting courses are two versatile musicians, Catherine Shrubshall and Fiona Baines. Catherine and Fiona have worked as professional musicians and educators for over 30 years, including outreach work for the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Glyndebourne Opera, and the Guildhall School of Music.

Catherine Shrubshall

 Catherine is an experienced performer and educationalist working in a wide variety of styles. Her performing credits include: The Royal National Theatre, Rambert dance Company and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, as well as numerous recording credits for: BBC, ITV, Radio 4, Classic FM, Decca and Acid Jazz.

Steven Dagg, Director of London’s Centre for Young Musicians describes Catherine as “one of the most talented teachers I have had the privilege to work with and a wonderful musician in her own right. Catherine has contributed hugely to CYM’s outreach programme featuring the CYM saxophone ensemble in prestigious venues all over the capital”.

In recognition of her contribution to the music profession Catherine was awarded funding for professional development from the Musicians Benevolent Fund in 2011.



Fiona Hill BA (hons) LGSM.LTCL.ATCL

 Fiona is a highly respected and accomplished freelance musician who enjoys a varied career, equally at home conducting or coaching, teaching or performing. She is highly committed to training younger musicians and has worked for Essex Music Service for over 30 years. Fiona has broadcast with her saxophone quartet Saxology on Radio 3 and Classic fm. She is described by her students as “amazingly effective, organised, motivated and enthusiastic”.

Other team members include…


Fiona Baines

 At the age of ten, Fiona Baines discovered the joy of singing after joining her local parish choir at All Saints Church in Nottingham.  Six years later, she took up formal vocal training with Lynne Wayman whilst studying music at Clarendon College in Nottingham.
In 1984, Fiona graduated with a degree in Performing Arts from Middlesex University.  While at university, she discovered her talent for interpreting contemporary classical music.  She was very fortunate to have been able to work with some of the emerging composers of the time (Howard Haigh, Ian Wilcock, Errolyn Wallen) with whom she premiered their work.  Remaining in London, she continued to have a varied and eclectic career with live composers focusing mainly on performing contemporary music as a member of various groups and as a soloist.

Peter Shrubshall

Peter has worked as a professional musician in and around London for over 25 years, performing in the West End and on numerous recordings. As a teacher he is currently working for Camden Music Services and at the Centre of Young Musicians, where he conducts the CYM Dance Band. He regularly takes the advanced flute classes at the City Literary Institute and leads sectionals for the London Youth Wind Band.  As a composer he has co-written music theatre for adults and children (book, lyrics and music) incl. ‘Around the Pond in 80 Days’ (published by Samuel French.

Denis Hill  G.Mus LGSM LTCL

 After graduating from Colchester Institute, further study led to licentiate diplomas in saxophone performance and teaching from Trinity College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama respectively.

A freelance musician, Denis has enjoyed a varied musical career to date  as an educationalist and performer.  He has worked on projects with the National Youth Music Theatre and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields as well as numerous summer schools.

Denis is a founder member of the ‘Saxology’ saxophone quartet and has performed extensively in the UK and abroad with the ensemble, recordings undertaken with ASV and Meridian Records.

A busy woodwind teacher, he is the local representative for the Trinity Guildhall exam board and has been an examiner panel member since 2005, recent training also leading to qualification as an assessor for the new Trinity Rock and Pop exams.



About Howarth of London

Woodwind Specialists - Howarth are leading suppliers of oboes, bassoons, clarinets, saxophones and flutes. Makers of fine oboes, cors anglais & oboes d'amore.
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