Music teacher recital at Portsmouth High School
Mr Guthrie delighted audiences with his magnificent music recitals in school this week
Music teacher Mr Guthrie delighted packed audiences this week with music recitals during which he played Bach’s Prelude and Fugue no.7 in Eb, BWV 852 from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ Part 1, Mozart’s Sonata no.8 in A minor, K.310 and two Debussy pieces from ‘Estampes’: ‘La soirée dans Grenade’ and ‘Jardins sous la pluie’ .
Jan is in his fifth year as a Music teacher at Portsmouth High School. He graduated in Music from Pembroke College, Oxford in 2007 and has since been involved in teaching school music in a variety of settings. This December he will complete an LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music) in Piano Performance; in addition he has Grade 8 on the Oboe, and training in jazz piano.
As a school pupil he attended the Royal College of Music Junior Department on Saturdays, where he performed in
numerous recitals and was commended in the Angela Bull Memorial Competition.
Since completing teacher training in 2010 he has remained active as a musician, performing classical recitals regularly and composing his own orchestral and choral music, including ‘Gaudeamus Igitur’ for the Senior Choir in Portsmouth High School’s Gala Concert last year.
Jan is passionate about teaching music and believes it is fundamental to a well-balanced curriculum. He fully supports the notion that both individual and collective involvement in music will refine a student’s self-discipline and patience, cultivate their social and teamwork skills, and improve their self-esteem.
To hear a short clip from the 40 minute recital, please click here.