Tamsin Carter is a primary classroom and brass teacher. After graduating from The Royal Northern College of Music with a degree in music she went on to complete a PGCE (primary with music specialism) at St Luke’s, Exeter.
Tamsin has taught brass instrumental music and curriculum classroom music with Cornwall Council Music Service for 18 years until its closure in December 2014. During this time her key roles included teaching brass to individuals, groups and whole classes from EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) to Year 13 and curriculum music support in Schools for EYFS to Y6.
Tamsin also teaches part time as a primary school classroom teacher.
As a brass player and teacher Tamsin has performed in The Royal Albert Hall, Cambridge Corn Exchange, The Barbican, the Royal Northern College of Music, the Edinburgh Festival in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Exeter Cathedral, Hall for Cornwall and in France, Germany and Cornwall.
As a music teacher Tamsin has run brass groups for young players in Cornwall. This has fostered a love of music in children and given many exciting performance opportunities to young people in the community. Tamsin has taught in many schools in Cornwall both as a classroom teacher and as a music teacher and is accustomed to adapting her teaching and being flexible to fit in with a school’s requirements. This has resulted in a long and happy relationship working with schools during her teaching career. Singing is also an important part of the curriculum and is both inspiring and increases confidence and she encourages all children, especially boys, to take the lead in whole school singing sessions and performances.
Tamsin is a language Bard and Horner of the Cornish Gorsedh and where appropriate this is reflected in her teaching through use of the Cornish language giving a true Cornish flavour to some music projects. Tamsin has taught Cornish Language in schools and is featured on a Cornish teaching DVD.