Amanda is the new part-time Music Administrator at Wellington School and has wide-ranging experience of senior level school administration, along with a background in PR and marketing. Her musical tastes are wide and varied and as well as playing piano not nearly as well as she should, she sings Alto with West Somerset choir, ‘Urban Voice’.
Anderson April has worked as a freelance vocalist and tutor for over 20 years.
She has trained extensively, gaining a first for a degree in Jazz Contemporary and popular music at The City of Leeds College of Music, where she specialized in contemporary voice. She also spent many years training with top West End vocal coaches. (more…)
Stephen graduated in Chemistry but quickly realised his true vocation was in music and set about turning his hobby into his profession. He is a versatile percussionist and experienced performer and enjoys playing many genres including classical, jazz, big band and pop.
My Father took me to a concert at the Festival Hall when I was 11 years old to hear Evelyn Barbirolli play the oboe. She was wearing a beautiful red velvet dress. A few months later, my father came home with an oboe for me – he hadn’t realised the dress had impressed me more! (more…)
Visiting Clarinet Teacher
Christine studied,initially, as a Junior Exhibitioner at Trinity College of Music in London and then gained a BAHons in Music at Newcastle University and a PGCE at Rolle College,Exmouth.
She plays regularly with Orchestra West, Somerset Opera and for operatic societies and Choral societies throughout the South West. (more…)
John has been teaching guitar at Wellington school since 2000 and has seen pupil numbers and the popularity of the guitar increase year on year. John has a busy gigging schedule as solo artist, in a duo and with the ‘Honest John Band’ and usually performing upwards of a hundred gigs a year. (more…)
Director of Music
Andrew read Music at Bristol University before studying for a PGCE at Bath College of Higher Education and the Associateship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists.
He started his teaching career at Trinity School, Croydon, where he worked and toured extensively with the world-renowned Trinity Boys’ Choir as Assistant Director, Organist and Accompanist. (more…)
Nick studied at the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music, after which he read Music at Worcester College, Oxford.
After a brief period working for HM Customs & Excise he completed his education by doing a post graduate orchestral training course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he studied the clarinet with Thea King, Roy Jowitt and Colin Lawson. (more…)
Piano and Organ Teacher
A former pupil of Wellington School, John went on to study music at Durham. He started his teaching career at Loretto School near Edinburgh and has subsequently been Director of Music at St George’s School, Windsor Castle, at the Cathedral Schools in Bristol and Chichester, and at Gresham’s Prep. (more…)
Ros started playing the piano at the age of 4 and has been surrounded by music ever since. She studied the piano, flute and singing at Trinity College of Music whilst on the graduate course and then, having left college, free-lanced in London as an accompanist and piano teacher. (more…)