Helen Kuby’s musical career includes vast experience in horn playing, pedagogy, outreach, research and musician wellbeing, with a focus on performance psychology.
In addition to teaching the horn at Junior Academy, Helen teaches the Healthy Young Musician module, which focuses on performance psychology, alongside Alexander Technique teachers Judith Kleinman and Julia Duschenes. Having completed a Performance Science MSc at the Royal College of Music, Helen’s research focuses on intervention practices for the psychological wellbeing of adolescent musicians.
Extending research practices, Helen works as the Research Coordinator on the Music, Migration & Mobility project at the Royal College of Music. Her research here focuses on developing music students’ artistic citizenship through research-led performance projects.
Awarded with an Open Academy Fellowship upon graduation, Helen freelances as a workshop facilitator with many organisations including the English National Opera, Royal Academy of Music and Wigmore Hall. She worked as a contributor to the City of London Sinfonia's Sound Young Minds project, which won the RPS Impact Award. Helen also runs the Education Department for Bath Festival Orchestra in collaboration with the Bath Festival.
Supported by the Hilda Martindale Trust, Helen graduated with a Master's in Horn from the Royal Academy of Music. Helen has a prolific freelance career encompassing a wide genre of music including classical, pop, jazz and musical theatre. She is honoured to have been invited to perform as a soloist including at the Muswell Hill Music Festival and the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra (UK). She is the adjudicator for the brass round of the Rococo International Strings Competition.