Rosalind Ridout

Position: Director of Music

With a focus on creativity and imagination, Rosalind Ridout is an adventurous and versatile musician. A music graduate of the University of Cambridge, Rosalind previously spent a year studying flute at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and went on to complete her Masters’ at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) as an ABRSM scholar, graduating with distinction.​

At the RNCM, Rosalind discovered Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Dalcroze is an approach to music education that uses movement, sensory experience, space, social relationships and joy to develop musical understanding and educate the whole person. It transformed her relationship with music, and she went on to study for the Professional Certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and published research on incorporating Dalcroze in flute playing. Dalcroze pedagogy is at the heart of her teaching practice today.

Outside of HCH, Rosalind teaches Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music. Rosalind is also a PhD candidate at the RNCM, researching how Dalcroze Eurhythmics and ecoliteracy can be brought together in an education practice. Through all her work, she hopes to foster deeper relationships between people and the natural, more-than-human world.

Rosalind’s love for the natural world and desire to find new ways of connection means she can often be found outside: gardening, weaving willow, making music, walking, or trail running.