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Polyphony Staff

Name

Instrument

Information

Hannah Campbell

Voice (Pop)

Hannah, an ex JCG pupil, graduated from the London School of Musical Theatre where she was trained by one of the West End's leading vocal coach's, Toni Pedretti A.R.S.M. As a professional singer Hannah has supported Will Young, Beverley Knight, Olly Murs & Alexandra Burke and recorded vocals on Joe McElderry's Album SMILE and the X-Factor Finalists show, 2011. Since returning to Jersey she has established herself as a professional singer in a number of successful local bands including 'Honeybun', 'ABBALOO', 'Inside Job', 'Optimistic Voices' and 'RoodMood'.

Sian Goldhawk

Voice

Mrs Goldhawk attended City University, London and studied voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has sung for the London Symphony Chorus, and most recently performed in the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Sian has had the privilege of performing under world renowned conductors including Sir Colin Davies, Sir Simon Rattle and Eric Whitacre. Sian joined the staff of JCG in 2014 as librarian and exams officer. She has involved herself fully in the musical life of the College, helping with JCGlee rehearsals and singing with the Chamber Choir. Sian is very passionate about helping young people to understand and develop their voice in order to reach their full potential as both singers and performers.

Nicki Kennedy

Voice

Nicki Kennedy studied at Bristol University, then trained at the Royal College of Music and went on to have an international career as a Baroque and Classical solo singer, as well as working as a session singer on film and game sound tracks, including Harry Potter, Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more. She has been Head of Singing at Repton and Gresham’s Schools, taught undergraduate choral scholars at Cambridge University and teaches singing with the National Youth Choir and the Rodolfus Foundation. She is founder and director of the Aureole Music Charity in Jersey with John Bowley.

Katherine Grant
Piano, Flute and Theory
A local girl, Katherine studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Music. She pursued a freelance career as a flautist before undertaking a PGCE in Secondary Music at the Institute of Education (UL). Her education experience includes peripatetic teaching, KS3, GCSE and A level classroom teaching and general music tuition at infant and junior level. She was Head of Music at a local secondary school from 2004 until 2010.

Emma Hayward

Piano and Theory

Emma started teaching the piano in 2001 and completed the ABRSM Teaching Diploma in 2005. Her favourite part of the job is helping students develop their own musical styles and interests as she believes that making music shouldn't just be about taking exams. She runs a thriving private practice in addition to her work at JCG.

Eva Hsieh

Percussion

Eva studied percussion at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London. She has won numerous soloist competitions and given many concerto performances with orchestras across the UK. Eva has experience as a percussion and piano teacher working for the Derbyshire Music Partnership, and since moving to Jersey in 2013 she has been working to develop percussion playing in a number of local schools. She is currently teaching percussion and piano at St Michael’s Prep school, Jersey Academy of Music, JCG Prep and VCP where she also coaches the percussion ensemble “TWIGZ”.

Helen Reid

Flute

Mrs Reid is a vastly experienced freelance teacher of woodwind; having worked initially at JCG she then became the flute teacher for the Jersey Instrumental Service and most recently has been the senior woodwind specialist at St Michael's School. Whilst at school Mrs Reid had flute lessons at the Welsh College of Music and Drama before moving to London to continue her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Middlesex Polytechnic. She regularly plays in many local shows, orchestras and bands and we are looking forward to welcoming her to teach with Polyphony at JC Prep and JCG.

Sarah Le Fondre

Oboe

A former student of JCG, Sarah achieved a 1st class Honours degree in ‘Music and Business Administration’. Since returning she has combined private oboe teaching with full time employment and, more recently, caring for her young children. Her emphasis is on adapting lessons to suit the individual in order to inspire musical enjoyment and develop personal confidence through playing. She is a committed oboe and ‘Cor Anglais’ player in the Jersey Symphony Orchestra amongst other ensembles

Pippa Lumbard

Brass

Born in Jersey, Pippa studied the French Horn at Trinity College of Music, gaining both undergraduate & postgraduate diplomas in performance, plus a Licentiate in Brass Teaching. During her time in London she taught Brass and coached ensembles in many UK schools as well as working for Hertfordshire & Brent music services, and also working for a period of time in event management at the Royal Albert Hall. Since returning to Jersey 8 years ago Pippa teaches Brass and coaches ensembles at many of the private schools on the island, including at St Michael’s, St George's, JCG, Beaulieu & De La Salle.

Julie Millow

Piano and Violin

Julie studied piano and violin at the London College of Music before returning to Jersey to begin teaching in 1994. Since then she has taught privately and in several local schools and has also been in demand as an accompanist. Although not a full time member of a band, Julie can be seen deputising for various local ensembles and has been very involved in amateur dramatics in the island, regularly playing for shows.

Louise Risby

Piano

Louise studied Music at Manchester University, and went on to achieve the Dip. ABRSM in Piano Teaching and the Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance. She moved to Bermuda in 1994, working for many years at the Bermuda School of Music, and also as an accompanist and orchestral percussionist. After also living in Gibraltar for several years, Louise moved to Jersey in April 2010, with her husband and two children. She regularly works as an accompanist for choirs, for exam students and has played piano and keyboards for many musicals in Jersey for The Green Room Club, JADC, Timpanali and Drama Lab.

David Davies Cello David read music at the University of Durham before training as a luthier at the Newark School of Violin Making. He taught ‘cello and double bass both privately and in several primary and secondary schools in Nottinghamshire, including providing lessons funded by cellist Sheku Kannneh-Mason at his former school. In 2014, David was the recipient of the Mark Jones award for outstanding musicianship and he has performed all around South Wales, County Durham, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire as part of quartets/trios for weddings, functions and several high profile events, notably including a dinner hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan in 2012 and for the premier of a newly commissioned mass for Christmas eve at Lancaster Priory in 2017. David has also played orchestrally across Europe, counting Italy, Germany, Hungary, France and Slovenia among places visited. He has also been involved with organising the National Scout and Guide Symphony Orchestra, of which he used to be a member.

Steven Thomas

Clarinet and Saxophone

Steven studied clarinet and saxophone at the Birmingham Conservatoire for 4 years specialising in teaching and performing, winning the chamber music competition in his final year as part of a clarinet quartet. On completion of the course he continued at Bath completing a PGCE. His first teaching appointment was as Head of Music in an upper comprehensive and he has also taught in Jamaica, in Cayman Brac as the music specialist and in Hereford as Head of Music for the past 12 years. It was here that in 2009 he was recognised by the Pearson Teaching Awards as being the best Secondary School Teacher in the West Midlands. His musical experiences/tastes are varied, from playing under Sir Simon Rattle to performing in the Kingston Jazz Club in Jamaica, but it is working with young people that he feels is his vocation and he says, “It is a pleasure to be teaching at JCG.”

Phil Vibert





Rhythm Guitar




Phil attended The Musicians’ Institute in California and graduated with an Associate Degree. Phil was fortunate enough during his time in the States to be taught by and play with some of the world’s most respected guitarists including Brett Garsed, Danny Gill and Scott Henderson. Since returning to Jersey, Phil has taught privately and in several local schools.

Georgi Mottram
Voice

A local girl, Georgi trained in Opera at Trinity College of Music London graduating with BMus (hons). Her versatility as an artist has seen her performing alongside Dame Kiri are Kanawa in Opera Galas, on the West End, Broadway, the BBC, Channel 4 and as a supporting soloist for Russell Watson and the LSO, G4 and John Owen Jones in BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night.

Georgi sings in and is director of Classic Brit award Nominees- Ida Girls London. Ida is an all girl classical crossover group who have performed internationally and on the West End.

Georgi is a passionate and enthusiastic singing teacher with her students having had success on the West End, gaining singing scholarships to prestigious colleges and most recently her pupil has been cast in the feature film Matilda. Georgi also continues to lecture at TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.