Director of Music
Robert completed a BA (Hons) and an MA in Middle Eastern Languages (Arabic/Turkish/Persian) at the University of Manchester in the UK, and his teaching qualification is in Music from Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Northern College of Music. In addition to this, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music. His last post was Assistant Director of Music at Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School in Crosby, north of Liverpool in the UK, and he was a brass teacher at the University of Salford in Manchester. He loves living in Shanghai at the moment – he has lived in Asia and the Middle East before but Shanghai is different from anywhere else to him! Robert is looking forward to discovering more of China and the parts of Asia he has not yet visited, and is trying to learn Chinese quickly to be able to settle into his new life even quicker. In his spare time he enjoys playing various types of music, taking part in sports, learning foreign languages, travelling and trying out new foods – something that he will be able to do a lot of in Shanghai!