Music Theory Teachers
Marion Holland - Flute / Oboe / Clarinet / Bassoon / Recorder / Violin / Viola / Piano / Theory
Marion was born in London and studied at Trinity College. Principally an oboist, she has over 35 years experience of music teaching and has spent the majority of her career tutoring a variety of instruments, performing with orchestras and chamber groups, and playing piano accompaniment for examinations. As a composer she has published several of her own pieces too, and enjoys writing music for teaching and for friendly ensembles. Being a multi-instrumentalist she teaches Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Recorders, Violin, Viola, Piano and Music Theory.
Marion likes to perform with regional orchestras and ensembles, loving serious Chamber Music most of all, and playing principally Oboe, Cor Anglais and Viola at local events.
Jayne Davis (LLCM TD - ALCM - Hon LCM) - Piano / Keyboards / Theory
Jayne has been a teacher, and representative for the London College of Music and Registry of Guitar Tutors examination boards for over 29 years. Jayne’s professional career began performing at local events and private functions either as a soloist or with her drummer. Jayne teaches keyboard and piano at TMS and works as a peripatetic keyboard teacher at Thomas Telford School. As LCM representative, she regularly hosts concerts and charity events bringing talented students from recent examination sessions to perform in the Mayor’s Parlour, Wolverhampton.
Jayne has been Director of TMS since August 2011 and enjoys working with fellow teachers to promote and inspire students to enjoy and progress in their music.
Julie Lester-Hand - Keyboards / Theory
Julie teaches keyboard and music theory at Telford Music School. She passed all her exams with the London College of Music and has 27 years experience in teaching both adults and children at varying levels as well as people with disabilities.
Julie has two children and as well as her passion for music, she also loves animals, keeping fit and travelling (especially around South East Asia).
Her love for animals, in particular, elephants is something her beginner pupils know all too well when she teaches them her rhyme for remembering the letter names on the treble stave - Elephants Got Big Dirty Feet!
Samuel Deakin (CertHE) - Vocal / Piano
Sam studied Music at The University of Huddersfield, specialising in Classical Singing and Performance gaining a CertHE Diploma in Music. As well as teaching at Telford Music School Sam also teaches singing at Thomas Telford School, Tettenhall College and Elmhurst School for Dance. As well as teaching, Sam directs various choirs and musical ensembles alongside performing on stage himself, recent roles include: Bert Healy (Annie), Oswald (Gypsy Love) Johann (Goodnight Vienna). Sam is the Musical Director for Bilston Youth Company, currently rehearsing for a production of Les Miserables.
Anne Clark - Piano
Anne is one of our piano teachers. She graduated in 1974 from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Shirley Blakey and Professor Walter Joysz and has been teaching ever since. In 2011 Anne became a freelance accompanist within the Vocal and Operatic Department at Birmingham Conservatoire. Regularly accompanying musicians from around the county for graded music exams and concerts. Anne is also Musical Director of the Shifnal and District Male Choir.
Now busier than ever, Anne teaches students of all ages and levels.
Stephen Rhodes () - Trumpet / Cornet / Trombone / French Horn /Tuba / Euphonium / Tenor Horn / Theory
Stephen has been working at Telford Music School since 2014, teaching all of the brass family, specialising in Trombone. After graduating from the London College of Music, he is quickly establishing himself as a professional freelance trombone player in the Midlands. Stephen is a very active freelance musician playing all over the country and teaching in many schools in the Midlands. He teaches people who are complete beginners to post diploma standard.
Chloe French - Piano / Keyboards / Theory