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John Hodgetts

Sue Cannon

Kath Baerentzen

Angie Grayson

Esther Beard


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Kath Baerentzen

Kath started out in her early years after obtaining grade 8 in Voice and Piano, singing as a soloist at church, and a member of the Worcester Gilbert and Sullivan society.

She then moved on to singing professionally in both rock and pop groups, enjoying a number of European and UK tours. She then moved to jazz, singing and performing with jazz musicians, expanding her knowledge of jazz styles and improvisation. Her next career move was to be the resident vocalist for a Middle Eastern Hotel chain, performing in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Bahrain. On returning to Britain, Kath completed her CTABRSM whilst performing in a seven piece jazz ensemble and also performing with Big Band Ensembles.

Kath is now studying for her Masters Degree.

We are very pleased to have a tutor of Kath’s ability and knowledge with us

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Sue Cannon

Sue is a music specialist researching to gai her phd in music at birmingham conservatiore whare she aquired her BM hons and Master's degrees.

Prior to that she achieved grade 8 in voice,piano flute and theory and A level music.

Sue performed with three local choirs both as soloist and within the choir, and was a member of The Birmingham Festival Choral Society. She has also performed on flute and piano with the COMA ensemble playing a contemporary repetoire and as a member of the duet "Huhlau" who perform rere eighteenth and nineteenth music for piano and flute.

Currently sue is composing solo, ensemble and orchestrial peices for her doctorate, two of which have won graduation and orchestral composition prizes at the Consevertoire. Her composition works have been performed in the UK, Europe and Russia.

Her latest orchesteral piece will be performed at the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham on Thursday
24th January.

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Angie Grayson

Angie Grayson is an experienced piano teacher and performer, teaching students of all levels and abilities. She has recently joined us at BSM and offers both piano and keyboard lessons in classical and popular styles. Students can choose to take exams (either with the ABRSM or LCM) or not, whichever is their preference. Angie worked for many years as a State Registered Music Therapist, employed by the NHS in London, Sutton Social Services, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Education Authority. She has worked with both children and adults with Special Needs. Angie is currently a member of Worcester based ensemble 'Mixed Company' and works as a cocktail pianist.

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Esther Beard

Esther graduated in 2015 from Birmingham Conservatoire with a BMus Hons in Vocal and Operatic Performance.

She made her debut in Michael Wolters world premiere of “Ava’s Wedding” as Elaine Hobbs and Marcellina in Mozart’sMarriage of Figaro in 2014/5

Esther also obtained her ATCL Diploma in Piano Performance in 2011 and gained a place at Birmingham Conservatoire with a Scholarship. She studied under Margaret Fingerhut and Cathy Benson during her time there.

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