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Music Department

  • Ross Clarke

    Music Teacher

    Ross Clarke

    I studied at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester (UK) and then continued on to gain a Bachelor of Music (honours) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Following that I worked in London and Wales as a teacher and trumpet player, playing for various orchestras and ensembles and working in schools in London. I was also the Musical Director of the North Powys Youth Band at this time and additionally adjudicated in the Urdd Eisteddfod (Welsh arts festival).  I have an ABRSM Diploma in Trumpet performance and went on to gain a Postgraduate Certificate of Education at  the University of Nottingham, UK.

     

    From 2012 I spent seven years in Nur-Sultan (previously Astana), Kazakhstan where I taught for five years at the British School  - Haileybury Astana - and also worked as co-principal trumpet at the Astana Opera House playing in the orchestra. I took up the post of Director of Music at Haileybury Astana and built the Music Department at the school - introducing a Junior and Senior Orchestra, a Kazakh Folk Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, and three new choirs. These ensembles embarked on many performances around the city and even went on tour to the UK. In 2013, I formed the Astana Music Society. This involved a community choir, folk ensembles, chamber and jazz ensembles playing at many venues across Kazakhstan for various concerts and events, including charity and diplomatic events. I am a great fan of Eastern Europe, but Poland was an undiscovered adventure for me. The Music Department seems very vibrant and I can’t wait to join the large family of Nord Anglia schools in such a vibrant city. 

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    Jaime Gibson

    Head of Music Department, Teacher of Music

    Jaime Gibson

    I studied my Bachelor of Music degree in Sydney, focusing on performance of the saxophone and clarinet and Music Technology. I became passionate about wind orchestra and studied conducting with Symphony Australia and under many American professors through the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association, which led me to studying in Los Angeles and New York.

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  • Rachel Wood

    Rachel Wood

    Music Teacher, Tutor Co-ordinator

    Rachel Wood

    I have been playing the violin and piano for around 20 years and have taught for nearly 10. In my early years, I was classically trained and fortunate enough to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where I received a Bachelor of Music Performance with honours degree. Throughout this time, I performed with many incredibly talented musicians, conductors, teachers and had the opportunity to play in many settings.

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