Kay Tucker – 2019 Instrumental Adjudicator
Since 1998, Kay has been in popular demand as an adjudicator throughout the UK. ‘Encouragement’ is a key word in all aspects of Kay’s work and she has great joy in working alongside musicians of all ages, particularly the very young.
Kay’s passion for teaching led her to develop an early years strings and general musicianship system known as ‘Stringbabies’. Since its inception in 2004, ‘Stringbabies’ has become well established and accepted as a leading approach in strings.
Over recent years, Kay worked as a consultant to Trinity Guildhall, selecting and co-selecting repertoire for graded exams and diplomas.
Kay was a Trustee and member of the Executive council of the European String Teachers Association (ESTA) as well as chairman of Horsham Performers Platform. Kay became an Adjudicator Member of the British and International Federation of Festivals in 1997 and undertook the Post-graduate Certificate in Adjudication in 1999/2000.