A former music professor from Isleworth has admitted indecently assaulting his ex-students.
Duncan McTier, of Woodland Gardens, Isleworth, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today, where he admitted two counts of indecent assault and a third of attempted indecent assault.
The 59-year-old was given a three-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work.
The sentence means he will not go to jail now but could be imprisoned if he commits any further offence in the next two years.
The offences, which occurred between 1985 and 1994, were reportedly against young women at institutions including the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
McTier was suspended as professor of double bass at London's Royal Academy of Music after being charged earlier this year and has now resigned.
He is a former member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, according to his website, which describes him as 'one of the world's foremost double bass soloists and teachers'.