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Music Staff

Helena McKillop (Head of Music) was educated at the Birmingham Conservatoire and subsequently at the Sweelinck Conservatoire, Amsterdam.  She has gained a reputation for developing, expanding and enhancing music departments.  Her determination to provide music education for all has led to her leaving a legacy of music departments which are now flourishing and highly successful.  Her reputation is such that she regularly leads nationwide seminars on the management of music departments.

Katherine Birtles has been a finalist of several competitions resulting in concerto performances and was on placement with the BBC Concert Orchestra's Mentor Scheme while at Trinity Laban.  Last year Katherine was a winner of Making Music's Scheme for Young Concert Artists which provides professional engagements round the UK.  Katherine enjoys a career of education, recitals and chamber music.

Jamie Cranfield has been playing guitar for 25 years, having studied at Reading University, Thames Valley University and The Guitar Institute in Acton, London.  On returning to Peterborough he gained the DTTLS qualification (DIploma in the Life Long Learning Sector).  Jamie teaches a number of styles including classical, jazz, rock, country and blues.

Steve Hamper studied percussion at The Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, and currently directs The Peterborough Percussion Group and Jazz Band/Ensemble as well as teaching individual percussion.

Martin Jewkes teaches piano, saxophone and clarinet.  He teaches a variety of styles in cluding jazz, rock, pop and classical.

Anthea McAuliffe studied under Howard Davies.  Since then she has gained ten years' experience in teaching the violin to all ages.  She is passionate about making violin learning fun whilst teaching the highest standards of fine technique.  Anthea maintains an active professional performing career through her post as founder member and leader of the Intermezzo String Quartet.

Emily Smith teaches cello and piano and accompanies ballet classes, choir and the School Musical Production.  She studied piano and cello at the Royal College of Music in London.  She also accompanies ballet externally and often plays with the Intermezzo String Quartet.