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Eleanor Samson

British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago

Head of Performing Arts

My interest in music started at age six when I began learning the violin, one of many instruments I have gone on to play.

After performing with several local orchestras and choirs around my hometown of Huddersfield, I studied Music at Durham University and then went on to earn a degree in education at University of Cambridge.

I have taught Music and Music Technology in schools around the UK. Outside of lessons, one of my proudest achievements is running and establishing award-winning extracurricular ensembles. One of the ensembles was even invited to perform at Music For Youth’s National Festival.

I love Chicago and the wide range of musical opportunities the city has to offer.