Eileen Clews was a music specialist in Warwickshire schools before studying piano and clarinet at the Birmingham School of Music in the early 80’s as a mature student. After graduation she taught both instruments to private pupils at home and A level students at the North Warwickshire College, whilst continuing piano and composition studies with Michael Freyhan in London. Eileen’s first published composition was a ‘Partita’ for French Horn, written for her son Richard who was then a music student before going on to become Principal Horn at the Royal Opera House. This work has been in the exam syllabus for the Associated Board, Guildhall and Trinity since the late 80’s, along with other works for horn, trombone, tuba and oboe. Eileen’s works for woodwind were composed during her time studying composition with Edwin Roxburgh. For her teaching she made arrangements for ensemble groups to encourage players of all levels to enjoy making music together. Alongside trios for flutes and clarinets are a quartet for tubas and a brass quintet. Eileen passed away in November 2021.