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Staff Profiles: Alice Orton

Alice

Music Teacher (woodwind specialist)

I studied for my PGDE at Moray House in Edinburgh and taught in a primary school in Scotland before moving to Thailand. I have been teaching music at St. Andrews for the past 4 years. During this time, I have had the opportunity to complete Kodaly Certificates, Levels 1 and 2, and this has made a significant difference to my music teaching practice. I hope to complete Level 3 in the near future. I am currently studying for a Master in Psychology of Music in Education through the University of Sheffield.

I enjoy playing the flute and accordion in various ensembles around Bangkok and in different styles, from folk to classical. In my spare time, I rock climb and enjoy travelling to different climbing sites in Thailand. There is always lots of wildlife to see and nice clean country air. I bike to school each day to keep fit and healthy.

St. Andrews has a great community feel to it. Over the years it has grown and developed steadily, but it has always maintained a strong sense of community. Our students are fantastic and show great understanding for one another and their differences. This was really evident during a recent visit to the Bangkok Refugee Centre where our students immediately integrated well with the students there, were friendly, thoughtful and fun!

 


 

Composing our song and getting the experience to experiment with new instruments was memorable, and gave us the opportunity to handle things on our own.”

“Music is always surprising and unexpected. We have had lots of opportunities to explore different types of music.”

“Being part of choir with Ms. Alice is fun. We learn lots of great songs and go on exciting trips to perform concerts with other students.”

 

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