Jack Maguire ARAM


Jack has a growing reputation for his teaching successes. Former students have won places at the Yehudi menuhin School and the Purcell School. A past student is now Head of Strings at Sherborne School. Several have graduated from higher education and are now professional violin teachers. Teachers from overseas take lessons from Jack to upgrade their qualifications, passing ATCL and Diploma examinations.

Jack teaches at Brockenhurst College. A level Students receive free tuition. Jack has taught at Brock for 6 years. Past students are now studying Music at Bristol University.

As co-leader of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Jack was a panel member for more than 1000 auditions and oversaw the recruitment of 2 former BSO leaders. 

Coda Fiddle Orchestra:

Jack is the Director of the Coda Fidde Orchestra, Bournemouth's "Sistema" project. It is inspired by the fiddle orchestras of Scotland, Ireland and Eastern Europe, and the Big Shout project in Scotland. CFO President is Maurice Patterson MBE and the Hon Patron is Nigel Kennedy.  The age range is 5 to 18 years old. No child is excluded due to inability to pay and many are beneficiaries of a privately funded bursary scheme. The orchestra  has performed at the Royal Festival Hall Simon Bolivar Nucleo with Bellowhead, Bournemouth Arts Festival By The Sea, Christchurch Arts festival and with David Owen Norris and Southampton University for the Magna Carta celebrations.

Rotary Young Musician Concert

This project is organised by Jack Maguire and sponsored by Poole Audi (www.pooleaudi.co.uk)

Teachers and contestants please read the following:

Dear Music Teacher/Parent,

I am the retired co-leader of the BSO, and a former leader of the Royal Ballet Orchestra. Currently I am Associate Musician  for the Bournemouth Arts Festival By The Sea.

I chaired the adjudication panel for the Rotary Young Musician national finals, and I  organise the Rotary Young Musician competition in Bournemouth and the Wessex Rotary Young Musician. Instrumentalists and vocalists who are at least grade 6 standard and under 18 on August 1st are invited to compete.

The competition takes the form of a live concert in front of a public audience, a rare opportunity for some young musicians. It also incorporates the winners and runners up of the Bournemouth Music Competition in any grade 6 category or above, who are automatically considered for the RYM.

In 2014 Isobel Atkinson from Talbot Heath School won the national finals vocal category. In 2015, Polly Bartlett came 2nd in the national finals on recorders. Neither would have been possible without the Bournemouth heat.

This RYM is free, there are generous money prizes, and winners travel expenses are paid by local Rotary clubs to go forward to the next round.

Telephone me on 07973863380 or e mail jackmaguire@ntlworld.com