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Music Director

Rachel Erdos BA (Oxford), PG dip (Trinity), MA (Oxford), BKA, MSTAT [Profile]

Colourstrings Orchestra Conductor

Blai Soler BA (RCM, hons), PG dip (RCM), MA Comp (KCL)

Choir

Holger Aston MA (Oxon), MA (Liszt Academy), ARCM, LRAM [Profile]

A chorister at Lichfield Cathedral, Holger went on to win a music scholarship to Winchester College during which time he was also a cellist in the National Youth Orchestra. After reading Modern Languages at Oxford, Holger was awarded a scholarship to continue his studies on the cello and piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
From 2002 to 2004 Holger was Director of Music at St. Anselms and St. Cecelias, Kingsway. More recently he did an MA in Music Pedagogy at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy in Kecskemét Hungary where he graduated with distinction, and he has had the privilege of being taught by some of the most outstanding teachers in the field of Kodály music education. He now tutors for BKA courses.
As well as teaching at Colourstrings, Holger is a tutor at the Mary Ward Centre for Adult Education where he delivers a wide range of music courses and runs his own choir, and he also teaches piano at Notting Hill and Ealing High School. Holger has extensive experience performing both on the cello and piano, and he is committed to helping each child achieve their full musical potential.

 

Angela Fogg BA Hons Dip ABRSM LRSM CKME PGDip [Profile]
Leslie Anne Lewis MA, MMus, PhD

Violin

Iva Butler MA Prague, PGRNCM [Profile]
Fiona Chesterman  [Profile]
Rachel Erdos BA (Oxford), PG dip (Trinity), MA (Oxford), BKA, MSTAT [Profile]
Bea Leadbetter 
Diana Mathews LRAM
Jane Metcalfe ARCM [Profile]
Blai Soler BA (RCM, hons), PG dip (RCM), MA Comp (KCL)
Cressida Wislocki Bmus, Mmus

Viola

Iva Butler MA Prague, PGRNCM [Profile]
Fiona Chesterman  [Profile]
Bea Leadbetter 
Diana Mathews LRAM
Jane Metcalfe ARCM [Profile]
Cressida Wislocki Bmus, Mmus

Cello

Maryan Balkwill ARCM, GRSM [Profile]
Miguel Calvo Mmus (Guildhall), Pg Dip (Trinity) [Profile]
Mark Dobson AGSM MSTAT

Piano

Muriel Levin BMus ARCM, Director, Holiday Music Piano/Chamber Music Courses. [Profile]
Petra Malik Bmus Hons
Cordelia Mathews GTCL, LRAM
John Rolfe Leverhulme Sharp BA[Hons] ARCM [Profile]
Alexandra (Szandra) Vilmányi  [Profile]

Double Bass

Liz Bradley 

Flute

Katie Miner 

Guitar

Daniel Bovey BMus (hons) [Profile]
George Tarlton   [Profile]

KG Teacher

Kath  Cleeve  Colourstrings Associate Teacher (Music Kindergarten) ;Certificate of Music Education (Trinity College of Music) ;Counselling Children & Adolescents Diploma (Level 4) [Profile]
Nod Ownsworth Dip Ed, BscHons Psy, Cert Mus Ed (Trinity)

Musicianship

Holger Aston MA (Oxon), MA (Liszt Academy), ARCM, LRAM [Profile]
Angela Edwards CKME, CSAK, Cert (Mus) Ed
Angela Fogg BA Hons Dip ABRSM LRSM CKME PGDip [Profile]

Administration

Sangita Kale 

Assistant

Betsy Fogg brilliance
Niamh Hunter BA Primary Education (QTS)

KG assistant

Cathy Johnson BA Mus Hons

Visiting Teachers

Mr Pal Banda (Cello) 
Miss Sarah Bennington (Flute) BMUS Hons (1st class)
Mrs Marianne Dodge (Flute/Theory) Ed Hons (Cantab), Ct ABRSM
Ms Gerri Drought (Violin) 
Miss Hermia Edwards (Administration) 
Ms Ruth Herbert (Musicianship) 
Miss Lesley Larkum (Violin) Bmus, Mmus, ASCM, PG RCM (cond.)
Dr Shay Loya (Piano) BA Hons (TAU), MA Hons (TAU), PhD (KCL)
Mr Clive Morgan (Viola/Violin) 
Mr Alan Murdock (Musicianship) 
Miss Felicity Ockelford (Assistant) 
Mrs Rebekka Poffley (KG) 
Mr Christopher Poffley (Cello/Piano) Bmus ARCM
Ms Gil Sharp (Violin) GTCL, LTCL (Mus Ed), LTCL, ATCL
Ms Caroline Tait (Violin) 
Prof David Vinden (Musicianship/Choir) LRAM, GRSM, Bmus Hons (London), Adv Cert Kodály Inst, ARAM
Miss Maiko Vinden (Assistant) 
Ms Ali Warner (KG Teacher) BA Hons CombSocSci, BKA (Inter Mus), CKME