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Charmian Lyons

Charmian Lyons | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

Performing Arts Leader and Music Specialist

I was born in Kingston Upon Hull where I grew up playing various musical instruments from an early age. Some years later, I moved to Sheffield to pursue a bachelor's degree in music. Following my time at university, I moved to London and worked in the music industry for five years before relocating to Manchester where I trained to be a teacher at the Royal Northern College of Music.

I really enjoy working with such a friendly, talented, and supportive staff team here at BISC-LP. The pupils are great, and there are many fun activities and events that take place at school. It can be a busy place, but staff are always ready and willing to help each other out. Chicago is a stunning city which I have come to consider my second home.

I truly believe that there is no limit to what each student can achieve and that it is my role to enable each and every one of my students to unlock their creative potential.

  • Universities Attended: University of Sheffield, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
  • Degrees Earned: Bachelor of Music
  • Certifications Earned: PGCE Music with Specialist Instrumental Teaching, QTS, ABRSM Performance Diploma
  • Professional Development Experiences: Regional Lead - Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme 2015-16