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Educational work

Lydia Gosnell recorder teacher

Lydia enjoys a varied recorder teaching career, with students from beginner to diploma level. She teaches both individuals and groups and currently works for the Centre for Young Musicians, which is a division of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as well as Highgate School, Westminster Cathedral Choir School, St Anthony's Preparatory School and Hackney Music Service . She also offers private tuition. 


Lydia has also worked as an external examiner for the Junior department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and as an adjudicator for CYM's Louis Watt Competition.


For more information on lessons, please contact Lydia here.


Palisander is experienced in giving interactive family concerts and education workshops in schools and nurseries, demonstrating a broad range of repertoire and array of different sized recorders. This includes working for the prestigious Live Music Now scheme, founded by Yehudi Menuhin; a charity providing access to live music for the elderly and for children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities. Previously, Palisander were featured artists in the Wigmore Hall’s Chamber Tots series.

"The programme was just perfect and the children really enjoyed learning about the instruments and joining in with an action song... I cannot praise [Palisander] more highly for their musical talents and ability to interact appropriately with our children, parents and staff." - Primary school class teacher, following a workshop with the quartet.


For more information on educational workshops, concerts and private functions, please contact Lydia here, or go to


Palsander recorder quartet educational workshops

Traditional Chinese wind instruments

Lydia Gosnell traditional chinese instruments demonstration

Following several trips to China, where she received lessons on traditional Chinese wind instruments at Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Guangzhou, Lydia offers introductory demonstrations of the hulusi and dizi, appropriate for cultural events, including Chinese New Year.


For more information, contact Lydia here.

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