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Drew Cyster

Drew Cyster

Music Teacher

Ms Cyster gained a first class honours degree in Music from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before embarking on postgraduate studies as a Robert MacFadzean Whyte Award Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London. 

My passion for music began at secondary school when I started to play the flute at age 11. A year or so later, I had also begun learning the saxophone and music theory, quickly achieving ABRSM Grade 8 standard in all three areas. Before leaving sixth form, I had gained a place at music college to continue my learning at a professional level.
 
Teaching has always been an important aspect of my professional work and my interest in education developed further as I gained more experience leading educational workshops in schools and music centres in the UK. Consequently, I was keen to gain my PGCE in secondary music and have  since continued to enjoy teaching music in the classroom in the UK and overseas.
 
I have lived in the United Arab Emirates for five years, working as a music teacher at a large international school in Dubai. I am excited to be working at the British International School in Abu Dhabi and delighted to be able to bring my passion for both music and education to the school community.