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.
Senior Music Centre
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.
He has worked extensively throughout the UK with some of the country’s leading orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. As well as working as an orchestral musician David has played in West End Productions of Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, 42nd Street and West Side Story. As a regular member of the Bristol Ensemble, David has performed numerous chamber works and concertos by Mozart and Christopher Ball.
He has also been involved with South Gloucestershire Music service training and conducting the Senior Wind Band at Yate Music Centre. David has conducted the South Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra for the last four years, conducted them twice in Symphony Hall as part of the National Festival of Music for Youth.
Still involved on the local music scene, he plays for ‘The Mike Hoddinott Blues Allstars’ and ” Traps” and is beginning to write more arrangements for education purposes.
Rog is the co-founder of SOGYJO, being its Director since its inception and strives to find new, and exciting repertoire and venues for the ensemble to perform.
The bulk of his work in the classroom was at Richmond School, a large rural comprehensive in North Yorkshire. As well as sending a constant stream of young musicians into the music profession and teaching world Richard is renowned for his work with school wind bands worldwide, sharing his expertise in the Netherlands, USA, Canada and Australia.
No stranger to the orchestral podium he conducted his school orchestra in a performance of the Die Fledermaus Overture in the Schools Proms North and was conductor of the Richmondshire Orchestra and the Keynsham Orchestra.
Prior to his appointment to South Gloucestershire in 2011 Richard was a national arts education adviser and was a member of the Government Music and Dance Programme Boards, Music and Dance Scheme Expert Panel, Sing Up Reference Group and the Executive Committee of the Music Education Council.
Richard has conducted the Youth Orchestra for the last four years in which time the repertoire has grown and regularly features concertos performed by principals of the orchestra.
Currently, Simone teaches the violin and flute for South Gloucestershire Music Hub, as well as several schools in Wales and the South West. She regularly performs with orchestras, and has recently performed with the British Sinfonietta, Cardiff Sinfonietta and the Welsh Session Orchestra.
Simone has been working with the Senior Centre since 2014, and particularly enjoys coaching orchestral repertoire. She has enjoyed working on ensemble skills with the string section and developing the orchestral techniques required to allow the string section to express their musical ideas.