Music Team


Andrew Mallon –  Conductor of Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Mallon was born in the town of Greenock, on the west coast of Scotland. Andrew studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) where he achieved a BMus (honours) degree and studied Tuba under Brian Kingsley, Robin Haggart and Ewan Easton as well as participating in master-classes with James Gourlay, Les Neish, Jens Bjorn-Larsenand and Kristian Steenstrup. Andrew was also a recipient of the Philip Jones Memorial Prize for brass with his Brass Quintet, Arcane Brass.

Andrew had played with many renowned orchestras such as the Hallé Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Skipton Camerata and the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, working with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, James Lowe, Mark Heron, Clarke Rundell and Chris Adey.

He has also worked with a number of brass and wind bands such as the Black Dyke Band, the Brighouse and Rastrick Band, Foden’s Band, Inverclyde Schools Wind Orchestra and the West of Scotland Schools Concert Band.  As a conductor, Andrew has worked with orchestras and ensembles throughout the North of England and Scotland.

Lyndzi Williams –  Conductor of the Chamber Orchestra

Our new Chamber Orchestra conductor – Biog and photo to follow shortly.


Karl Tomlin – Strings Tutor

Karl takes our pre-chamber strings group. He is a professional viola player and teacher.


Warwick Armstrong – Beginner woodwind tutor & joint Concert band conductor

Warwick takes our beginner woodwind & junior concert band.

Carlie Ward – Strings Tutor

My name is Carlie Ward. I have had the privilege of teaching beginner strings at Warrington Youth Orchestra for several years. I enjoy supporting pupils who have potentially never played a string instrument to prepare them for the next group which has pupils from grade one standard. The organisation is close to my heart as I was a pupil at WYO from a young age. I really enjoy teaching beginner strings and supporting the other string sections across the groups as and when needed.

I teach with Accent Music Education Service within schools across Warrington and I enjoy teaching privately to various ages and abilities. I graduated from LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) in 2006. Since then I have worked with and performed with various musicians and run many workshops with children and adults with learning difficulties and additional needs. When I’m not teaching or playing, I enjoy spending time with my family and walking my dog.


 Anne Marie Hynes – Flute and Saxophone Tutor

Annie takes beginner woodwind groups.

Kate Shuttleworth – Strings Tutor

Kate takes our junior strings group.

Paul Exton-McGuinness – Brass tutor & joint concert band conductor