We use cookies to improve your online experience. To learn more please refer to ourPersonal Information Collection Statement.

Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see ourPersonal Information Collection Statement.

  • Did you know?

    In 2020, 25% of our students achieved 40 points and above in the IB Diploma.


  • Did you know?

    Through Nord Anglia University our teaching staff maintain the highest standards of a rigorous British education.

    Our Staff

  • Apply now!

    Admissions for 2022/23 are open!

    IB & FS

  • Connect with our community

    Find out more about out what's happening at the School


  • Did you Know?

    By talking with us directly we can tailor our information to your specific needs and questions. Get in touch!

    reach for your dreams

  • Did you Know?

    We are a warm and welcoming community providing a rigorous education to our students.

    Family school

Drew Cyster

Drew Cyster

Music Teacher and Juilliard Lead

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.