Rupert Sherwood is a qualified teacher and performing musician who has taught in a wide variety of schools and higher institutions in UK and Western Australia.
He studied flute part-time at the Guildhall School of Music in London - at that time one of the premier flute teaching establishments in the world. At the same time he was completing an English teaching degree and later a Master's degree at London University.
Rupert has a Masters Degree in Music Education (UWA) and one in Language and Literature in Education (London University). He has a Licentiate of the Royal Academy Music in Flute Teaching.
He plays free-lance and formed a number of small chamber ensembles. He has tutored at the Edith Cowan University and the University of Western Australia and between 1980 and 1988 taught flute to scholarship students both at Churchlands and Perth Modern Schools. Rupert has a particular interest in jazz and music technology.
Rupert Sherwood was active in the WA Flute Society both as Vice-President and later as President and has been delegate representing the WA Flute Society on the National Flute Association. He has reviewed flute music for the International Society of Music Educators.
Rupert is currently writing a book with colleague, flautist, pianist and arranger, Richard Braham. "Flute Fitness Method" is a collection of 10 popular flute pieces, accompanied by a series of practical teaching tips for each one. The book will be really useful for teachers and students in their first three years of study and has been written with them in mind. Available from February 2006, 'Flute Fitness" costs $25 and comes with an accompanying CD arranged by Richard. A violin, cello and trumpet version will also be available.