23rd - 28th July 2017
All Hallows SchoolSomerset, BA4 4SF
Andrew studied Music at Dartington College of Arts, receiving Diploma of Music in Education (Hons) with Special Mention. A lifetime in education, working in all age groups in both the state and private school systems in the UK and NZ. While in post as Director of Music at Prior Park College, Bath, he set up and directed the Summer School of Music (1985) which continues to run successfully as Summer’s Cool.
Sue studied Music at Dartington College of Arts, receiving the Diploma of Music in Education. After two years of class music teaching Sue turned to specialize in instrumental teaching and ensemble performance, working with students of all ages and abilities including Suzuki violin work. She has been the co-founder/director of Summer’s Cool since its beginnings and completed her teaching career as the Deputy Area Manager for Central Warwickshire County Music Service. Andrew and Sue continue their work in music workshops for children as members of “Leamington Music Education Programme”.
Lorna started her musical life as a cellist, and continues to play for weddings and events in The Buckinghamshire Quartet. After completing her Music Degree at Southampton University, she went on to study to be a Primary School Teacher at Warwick University. During her first few years of teaching, she also studied for her MMus in Composition for Screen at The Royal College of Music in London. She currently works for Oxfordshire County Music Service, teaching flute, clarinet and saxophone in a number of schools throughout the South East of the County. She also runs South Oxfordshire Music Centre, organising groups and ensembles for approximately 80 children, from beginners to intermediate players across South Oxfordshire. As well as teaching, Lorna enjoys composition and arranging popular tunes for her pupils and groups. Her Senior Orchestra just performed an original arrangement of the Strictly Come Dancing theme – something she hopes to try on Summer’s Cool Music Course in 2017! Lorna has two young daughters, whom she hopes will one day be involved in Summer’s Cool Music Courses too!
Jules Mock - Singing animateur
Currently the director of her own music education company 'SuperSing' delivering high quality music provision to individuals and schools across Yorkshire. Jules leads a thriving adult community choir in York as well as teaching students of all ages and musical standards. With a background of musical theatre, music psychology and community music from her university studies - Jules prides herself on leading confidence boosting, enjoyable and high quality music sessions. As well as leading the vocal classes on Summers Cool Jules will also be an active member of the orchestra, wind band and string group playing bassoon, violin and viola. Jules will also lead many of the extra curricular sporting and team activities which contribute to the week’s positive friendly ethos. 'I am very much looking forward to lots of "fun sing" time on 2016 Summer’s Cool course. It's always a pleasure to create a cohesive music making team from enthusiastic young students.
Kirsty Budgen is currently working for Croydon Music and Arts as a Lower strings Instrumental teacher and leads many Sound Start and Mini Strings projects within the area. She is the mentor and leader of Boris Johnson music scholars chosen from the Croydon area. She enjoys working with infant, junior and secondary students. She plays with Surrey Opera and for various quartet and ensemble events. Kirsty studied the cello and piano initially at Junior Guildhall and was awarded a music scholarship to study with John Todd from the Coull Quartet while studying for a BA( Hons) music with qualified music status at Warwick University. She went on to work with Warwickshire County Music Service as the Leader of lower strings. She enjoyed the position of Director of Rugby Music Centre, Eastern area conducting a range or orchestral groups and music theatre groups. She was a member of the Hannay string quartet and played with various orchestral ensembles and for shows across the Midlands.
After spending five years at the RNCM Junior School studying with Paddy Adinall, Mark Continued studying the Trumpet with John Holland and Wes Warren (CBSO) at Birmingham Conservatoire. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in 1993 he then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Studies, also at the Conservatoire. He continued his studies and graduated with a certificate of teaching with the ABRSM. Mark has freelanced throughout the midlands and South Yorkshire where he now lives playing with various orchestral, choral and jazz ensembles. Having been fulltime member of staff at Warwick School for twelve years, and Assistant Director of Music (Instrumental) at Repton School he is now the Director of Music at Hill House School, Auckley near Doncaster. Mark not only oversees a very busy instrumental music program, teaches GCSE and A level music, he also manages 15 Visiting Instrumental Staff. He conducts many ensembles including the school Jazz Orchestra and Senior Orchestra. Mark enjoys helping young musicians achieve their potential and has taken groups to the National Concert Band Festival, Music for Youth and The Mrs Sunderland Festival in Huddersfield. It has been known that in his spare time, Mark is a greater spotted MAMIL (lat. Mamillargus) and enjoys putting himself through excruciating pain by doing triathlons and 100 mile cycling sportives in deepest North Wales!
Clare graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire with a BMus degree in 1994. She studied Violin with Wendy Quirk (CBSO) and piano as her second study. After graduating she began freelancing throughout the midlands playing for orchestras and chamber ensembles. She played in The Hannay String Quartet for a number of years and ran a successful music agency – SpaMusicWorks with her husband, Mark, providing musicians and ensembles for weddings and functions. Clare was Assistant Director of Music at Foremake Hall Preparatory School (Repton Preparatory School) and has worked as a peripatetic violin and piano teacher with Warwickshire Music service, Warwick Preparatory School, Warwick School, Foremarke Hall (Repton Preparatory School) and now works at Hill House School, Auckley, near Doncaster teaching the piano, running a 60 strong year 1 and 2 choir, a senior string ensemble and co-directing the school orchestra. Clare enjoys cooking and has a secret longing to be on Masterchef! She also enjoys walking, gardening and cycling in North Wales when she is not busy teaching!