Music Centre Staff

Find out about the staff at our music centres. All members of our staff are experienced musicians in their own right as well as being excellent and inspiring educators.

Kingswood Development Centre

Kath Jenkins
Kath JenkinsHead of Centre and The Bridge String Orchestra
Kath holds a BA in music and a PGCE. She is experienced as a classroom teacher, Music Co-Ordinator and instrumental teacher.

She teaches violin, First Access Class Strings and First Access Froseth Recorder to over 400 students per week in South Gloucestershire schools. Kath also runs Hanham Training Strings and the String Orchestra at Kingswood Music Centre.

Kath studied violin with Colin Sauer, piano with John Parry and voice with Cynthia Glover. She plays regularly with the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Bath Symphony Orchestra and a String Quartet. Kath also plays for shows, musicals and choral groups. She also gives private piano and violin lessons. Her other interests include travel and photography.

Robin Davies
Robin DaviesGuitars and Ukuleles
Robin began learning the piano at age 8, double bass at 11 and bass guitar at 15. He graduated from the London College of Music in 1990 and gained a fellowship diploma in composition for film and TV in 1992. In the same year he conducted the premiere performance of his fourth symphony.

Since then he has played in many different ensembles, ranging from symphony orchestras to folk groups to rock bands. He has performed on, amongst other things, a cruise ship, at various festivals across the UK and Europe, and on TV & radio as well as a number of albums. (It is a little known fact that he presented a series of the children’s programme “Why Don’t You?” when he was 12 years old).

He spends many evenings in local theatres either playing bass or as Musical Director and has taken part in a number of UK and local premieres.

In June 2012 he conducted his “Olympic Suite” for Junior String Orchestra at the Colston Hall and for two years running he has been a tutor alongside Herbie Flowers at his “Brighton Rockshop”, a course for aspiring songwriters, singers and instrumentalists.

Robin currently teaches guitar, bass guitar, double bass, keyboard and Ukulele with South Gloucester Music Education Hub.

Sally Barnett
Sally BarnettGuitars and Open Strings
Sally Barnett has played cello and guitar since she was 9 years old studying with various different teachers and has recently taken up the violin. At present she plays regularly with a string quartet and in various duos.

Between 2006 and 2009 she ran the BAND night at the Pyramid Youth Club in Filton for teenagers who were keen on music making in the community.

In 2006 she gained a National Diploma in Music Practice at the South West Academy of Dramatic Arts at Filton College and has since been working with the Music Hub as a strings and guitar tutor.

Rebecca Lambert
Rebecca LambertCrossing Strings
Rebecca studied for a music degree at Leicester University, and then a PGCE in Music Education at Birmingham Polytechnic. She taught classroom music in Secondary schools before heading off to travel the world. On returning, Rebecca became a violin teacher, and has taught for South Gloucestershire Music Hub for the last 15 years.

Rebecca enjoys a wide range of music. She sings soprano with The Harlequin Singers and is a recent member of the Bristol Orchestral Players. Rebecca is a member of the band ‘I am Horse’, a chamber-pop-tronica group who play locally and further afield, and have had a track featured on Tom Robinson’s Radio 6 Music show

Hannah Caldecott
Hannah CaldecottWestern Winds
Hannah Caldecott is a diverse Freelance French horn player and Teacher based in Bristol. Following a Distinction in her Master’s Degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, Hannah divides her time between teaching, performing and outreach work.

She teaches with South Gloucestershire Music Hub, North Somerset Music Service and has also worked as a Horn Tutor with the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain.

Orchestrally, Hannah performs with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Welsh Sinfonia and British Sinfonietta.

As well as performing, Hannah prides herself in her commitment to educational work and looks forward to promoting the French horn and other Brass instruments to new audiences in and around the South West.

She also enjoys a challenge and is currently undergoing a new project involving theatrical solo performance, along with starting her new Administration Role as Head of Senior Centre with South Gloucestershire Music Hub.

Mike Hoddinott
Mike HoddinottPercussion
Mike has been a professional musician and teacher for over 25 years. He has toured the UK , Europe and the USA as drummer with many British and American Jazz and Blues artistes including his own Allstar Blues Band.