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Drew Cyster

Drew Cyster

Music Teacher

Ms Cyster achieved a Bachelor of Music first class honours degree from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before embarking on postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music, London, also gaining a Masters of Arts degree in Music and a PGCE in Secondary Music Education.

My passion for music began at secondary school when I started to play the flute at age 11. A year later, I started 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 as a professional musician.
 
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 complete my PGCE in Secondary Music and have  since continued to enjoy teaching in classrooms in the UK and overseas.
 
I have lived in the United Arab Emirates for six years, teaching students from Primary school age through to higher level IB Music students planning for successful careers in the music industry. I thoroughly enjoy 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.