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Beatrice has been working with Drake Music as a Musical Inclusion Practitioner and Manager in London since 2018. She designs and delivers on projects and trainings with paired music education HUBS and the wider musical community.
She is the Music Leader for the London branch of the National Open Youth Orchestra, the worlds first disabled led orchestra hosted at Barbican Guildhall. Bea is a practitioner for the charity Soundabout and the Amber Trust delivering sessions and trainings.
A dedicated chamber musician, Bea plays oboe with the award-winning reed trio, Trio Volant. They perform at venues across the country and were Making Music selected (2018-19).
Becca graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2018 with a BMus Hons. Although the French horn was her primary focus, she had a developing interest in providing music for communities and people with additional needs. Becca has been part of the Soundabout team for just over a year and has loved every aspect of it so far.
Belle joined the Soundabout inclusive choir team in January 2020 & since November has been an intern. She co-runs the Emerging leaders group, where she has the privilege of supporting 6 members of the choir within small group sessions, helping to develop confidence, performance skills & leadership. Belle loves getting to know all of our choir members & having fun with everyone.
Ed Davies has been a community music and arts practitioner since 2002. He began his career at renowned Theatre in education company Zip Theatre, where he worked for 11 years delivering bespoke music workshops for a wide variety of organisations in mainstream and S.E.N settings.
After co-delivering the successful Our Music project with Will Taggart, which bought together young people from mainstream and SEN schools to make music and break down barriers, he was asked to join the Soundabout team as a practitioner in 2019. He now teaches weekly sessions for Soundabout in Sherbourne fields school in Coventry, as well as online sessions for access to Music and Soundabout Live TV.
Eleanor has worked in schools for nearly 20 years using music to interact & communicate with children & young people who have complex needs, supporting staff as well as working across the age range from 3-19. She has worked on projects ranging from setting up ‘Soundbaths’ to festivals of music and dance & more focused projects with musicians from organizations such as Britten Sinfonia and Beat This.
Eleanor is a freelance music practitioner based near Peterborough. She has recently joined Soundabout and co-leads the Peterborough based inclusive choir. Eleanor has a B.A. in Music and Education, an MA in the Creative Arts in education & a PGCE in Early Years.
Ellen is in her final year studying music at Oxford University. Since being a member of the National Open Youth Orchestra, she has had a passion for inclusivity in music & enjoys volunteering with community music groups in Oxford. Some of these include leading singing workshops in prisons, playing in hospitals & creating songs with people with dementia. She started volunteering with Soundabout Inclusive Choir in 2020 and loves the charity & its values. Ellen became an intern later in the year and particularly enjoys working with the emerging leaders in mentoring sessions!
Emma is a bass guitarist at heart but also plays guitar, piano & ukulele. In 2011 she completed her BMus Degree at The Academy of Contemporary Music and completed her PGCert in ‘Sounds of Intent’ in 2016 at the University of Roehampton. Emma is studying towards her Masters in Music Therapy at UWE in Bristol. For the past 10 years she has been playing for Brit-award winning artist Kate Nash & has been lucky enough to tour the world. In-between, she has worked as a community musician for charities including Clic Sargent, Barnardo’s and Wiltshire Music Connect. Emma has been a practitioner at Soundabout for the past 3 years & is co-director on the Soundabout Inclusive Choir.
Gennie is a music facilitator and freelance clarinettist and bass clarinettist. She currently works as the Assistant Curriculum Manager, Early Years and SEN/D Manager for Southwark Music Service, running and delivering Early Years Music programmes as well as co-ordinating the SEN/D provision across the borough. Alongside this, she works as a Music Practitioner for The Amber Trust. Gennie also works as a Little Soundabout and Soundabout Life Practitioner. She also runs workshops and other education programmes on a freelance basis, recently working with Yardarm Folk Orchestra and Under1Roof.
Georgie graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2019 with a music degree & a desire to work in music education and community music. During university, she volunteered with a playscheme for children with additional needs & wanted to combine this work with her love of music.
After graduation, she became a part of the Soundabout family as a music intern, and began the PGCert in Music and Special Needs (Sounds of Intent).