Staff List

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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]
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]

Miguel studied cello AT the Conservatorio Pablo Sarasate of Navarra in his home town of Pamplona before moving to London over 10 years ago. Having studied fixed-do solfege for many years, Miguel found it a surprising and eye opening experience to learn movable-do solfege in his Kodaly classes while a student at Trinity College of Music. That led him to be trained as a Colourstrings teacher with the inspirational figure of Csaba Szilvay. You can find him teaching cello through the Colourstrings method in the Colourstrings Saturday School as well as in North London Colourstrings Center, Gallions Primary School and Dulwich College.
Miguel's interest for ancient, rarely heard music developed even further while completing his Masters in Early Music at the Guildhall School of Music. You can hear him playing a very old cello with gut strings with his group the Haydn Lute Trio.
Miguel loves sports but particularly cycling (especially on the tiny wheels of a Brompton bike), cooking (oh! those brownies recipes from different pupils' mums), travelling (anywhere, anytime, but especially home) and going to the Globe Theatre (even though they don't speak in Spanish!)

 

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