Multi-instrumentalist Andy Watts is Associate Principal Bassoon with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and founder and director of folk/early music group The Carnival Band. He has had a distinguished career as a bassoonist playing with many of the UK's leading period instrument ensembles. He teaches baroque and classical bassoon at The Royal Academy of Music and The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. In Worcester he coaches the recorder consort at the Elgar School of Music and teaches recorder at Oldbury Park RSA Academy.