Alex is an experienced music teacher of over twenty years with experience of classroom and instrumental teaching in multiple sectors. Alex has taught music at Notting Hill and Ealing High School and has worked as a university lecturer for fifteen years, teaching in universities such as Oxford, Bristol, and Oxford Brookes. She currently runs performance classes as part of her role at St Hilda’s and St Anne’s (University of Oxford) and has acted as an external performance examiner for several universities (including Bristol and Oxford Brookes).
As a performer, Alex plays the flute, piano, and sings. She was a student at Birmingham Conservatoire Junior School and has much solo and orchestral experience. Alongside youth orchestras, she was also a member of the European Youth Vacation Chamber Orchestra, Midlands Youth Orchestra and played for New Chamber Opera for many years. Alex enjoys imparting her wide knowledge of music to students and has successfully coached students through instrumental and theory exams.
Alex has experience of observing peers and trainee teachers and wrote her dissertation on the observation of teaching for her Higher Education Diploma in Teaching. She has also published on how to observe peers with sensitivity and good outcomes. In this, she showed the importance of constructive and descriptive feedback to improve learning and teaching outcomes and as an important tool to ensure good teaching and quality assurance.
In the area of governance, Alex helped Tiffin Girls’ School to create and implement their school development plan and, more recently, she has worked with the Music Faculty at the University of Oxford, as they update their curriculum, implement new diversity and inclusion training, and establish working groups to support Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. This has created a more inclusive music degree and given her valuable experience, which she is looking forward to applying in this role.
Responsible for the strategic leadership of Ealing Music Service and the development of effective and sustainable partnerships with a range of providers for the benefit of children and young people in Ealing.
Yogesh has over 20 years experience teaching music in a range of contexts, including instrumental provision in schools, local authority music services & community organisations and management of an all through school-based music department.
Yogesh has developed teaching strategies and resources for the teaching and learning of Indian music, which combine the very best of current pedagogical methods to keep children motivated whilst making sound progress from the start.
Whilst Yogesh enjoys receiving compliments by people who notice his T4BLA registration plate on his VW, he is open to all offers in excess of £100,000 for it!
Responsible for Finance, Marketing, Administration and Operations.
Rita’s qualifications are at further and higher education level in Business, Finance & Marketing Management. Her roles in the last 15 years have included Equality and Diversity Officer, School Business Manager and Head of Children’s Centre.
Rita played the Harmonium in Primary School and participated in the School Choir in High School where she was awarded by Ealing Music Festival.
Responsible for overall management of school provisions & liaison with school-based teachers including secondary, primary, singing strategy, early years, CPD and ensembles.
Lee has over 15 years of experience in music education working for Dorset Music Service on the sunny south coast as well as Bournemouth University and Brockenhurst College, this has included instrumental and whole-class teaching, running ensembles, as well as delivering world music and classroom percussion workshops.
Lee is in great demand as a conductor of orchestras, choirs and musical theatre and is also involved with project managing large scale musical events, concerts and tours.
He plays Double Bass, Bass Guitar and Percussion and in his spare time is partial to a spot of Karaoke, cooking and playing golf.
General administrative support for Ealing Music Service, and the main point of contact for schools and teachers.
Josh has been working in the music industry for 6 years, working as a musical director and freelance musician. Graduating from The London College of Music in 2019 specialising in Music Performance, he then continued his studies and gained a master’s degree specialising in Musical Directing. Josh has experience teaching music in schools and universities; is passionate about music education and encouraging children and young adults into music and the arts.
Josh joined EMS full-time in late 2022.
Outside of Ealing Music Service, Josh is currently playing piano in a touring production ‘Bye Bye Baby Live’ – a top UK Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Tribute band.
All-round support with a focus on Projects, Resources, Events and Media.
A keen musician, Roger began playing Guitar at the age of 16 and later went on to study at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. He has performed in many bands over the years and currently pumps his enthusiasm into producing music. Roger successfully secured his full-time role in 2013 and is a keen air drummer.
Caroline studied flute & piccolo for 3 years at the London College of Music and played in many amateur orchestras in London before coming to work for Ealing Music Service. Music education has always been important to Caroline. Before going to University she was heavily involved in county ensembles in Derbyshire; this is what inspired her to become a music teacher. Caroline believes that ensemble development is very important in Ealing. Having got so much out of her own experience when she was younger she knows that this is a service that every child can benefit from.
Performance is still a very big part of Caroline’s life. She plays for Ealing Symphony Orchestra in West London which, along with swimming, scuba diving and baking, keep her very busy!