Helena Gaunt

Visiting professor Helena Gaunt is Assistant Principal (Research and Academic Development) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a National Teaching Fellow (2009) and a professional oboist. Her current research focuses on one-to-one and small group tuition in conservatoires and orchestral musicians in the 21st century, and she devised the new Creative Entrepreneurs scheme for Guildhall School alumni, run in partnership with Cause4.  She is an Associate of the Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP), a co-editor of Music Performance Research and a member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Music Education. Gaunt chairs the InnovativeConservatoire seminars, a programme of international professional development for conservatoire teachers. She lives in London and has five children, including two sets of twins