Music Staff

Mr Felix Glenn

Director of Music

 

Felix  began playing the guitar at the age of 14 and has been a performing musician ever since. He has a passion for all things musical.

He started busking at the age of 15 and he toured the UK and Europe both as a busker and with various rock and pop bands in the 1980s.

Felix studied guitar making at the London College of Furniture in 1987 and later graduated with a BSc Hons in Musical Instrument Technology. He did his PGCE at Greenwich University and then began his career as a Primary Educator, specialising in Music and Technology in 1997.

In 2004 he founded the Children’s Music Charity, Felix's School of Rock, which continues to educate children in the craft of performing and writing on guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals.

He still builds instruments, plays in bands and writes music.

 

 

Mrs Sara Myers

Piano & Flute Teacher

Sara Myers is a music tutor with over 20 years' experience in the music industry and graduated with a BA (Hons) from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music, studying with some of the country's most renowned professors and composers. As well as specialising in the flute, piano and recorder, Sara enjoyed composing music for TV and film.

As a professional musician, Sara has played in various orchestras, including the English Session Orchestra, where she was cast as the flautist in the Sony Pictures Film If Only. starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Sara has also performed at the Barbican Centre in London, the Royal Festival Hall and Shepperton Studios. Another memorable event for Sara was conducting at the Olympic Torch ceremony as the torch passed through Croydon.

Sara enjoyed a career which spanned 10 years as a Music Leader, conductor and teacher with Croydon Music and Arts, gaining invaluable experience after working in over 20 primary and secondary schools in the borough.

Sara was also Head of Music at Atwood Primary Academy, where she conducted a band, a flute group, various choirs and taught class music lessons to the whole school.

Sara shares her expertise and experience and is looking forward to nurturing the next generation of talent through her private music teaching. Several of her former pupils have gone on to be music teachers themselves!

 

 

Brent Keefe

Drum Teacher

 

Brent has worked in the music industry as a drummer/drum teacher since leaving City University in 1985, playing with many artists including Jimmy Ruffin, Paul Melba, Matthew Herbert Big Band, The Real Thing, Patti Boulaye, George McRae, Johnny Bristol, Danny Williams, Precious Wilson and Betty Lavette. He is currently touring with The Carpenters Story.

Additionally, since 2003, he has been a music journalist, writing for Drummer magazine (2003 – 2016), iDrum magazine (2010 – 2013) and Drumhead (2014 – present). In this capacity, he has conducted over 200 interviews with many drummers including Vinnie Colaiuta, Peter Erskine, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Stewart, Dave Weckl, Bill Bruford and Ginger Baker.

 

 

Mrs Milena Dobrzycka - Woolley

Violin & Singing Teacher

Born in Poland, Milena Dobrzycka - Woolley began her musical education at the age of seven, studying violin at music school, graduating twelve years later from the H. Wieniawski State Music Conservatoire in her home town of  Łódź. She completed her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance with Distinction at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London where she was generously supported by The Kathleen Roberts Vocal Scholarship. She also holds a Fellowship Diploma awarded by Trinity Guildhall, London and a BMus from University of Surrey in Guildford. She completed the Intensive Opera Studio course at the Advanced Performers Studio in London.

As an classical singer Milena has performed internationally at various operas, solo recitals and gala concerts. She was cast as Micaela in Bizet's Carmen, Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme, Serpina in Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona, Norina in Donizzetti’s Don Pasquale,  Adina in Donizzetti's L'Elsir D'Amore, Madame Herz in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor just to mention a few.

As a violinist she has performed with numerous symphony orchestras in Poland and Germany, as well as with small ensembles and string quartets.

Additionally, she has performed with various cruise companies as a classical act (both as a singer and a violinist).

More recently she has also dedicated her music passion to teaching. With over 6 years teaching experience she teaches a wide range of students, from very young primary school children, through to high school teenagers and adults. She currently teaches at four different schools as well as privately and is still an active musician.

 

 

Miss Holly Goldberg

Guitar & Ukulele Teacher

 

Holly is an enthusiastic and proactive musician and tutor and has been playing the guitar and ukulele for many years. Holly's love of singing and performing led her to learn to play the guitar so that she could write her own songs and accompany her voice. Holly specialises in the acoustic guitar and has a Grade 8 distinction; she also has a triple distinction in the Popular Music Extended Diploma.

Holly teaches all areas of guitar playing, including classical and electric. She is an experienced exam tutor and has a 100% pass rate with all her student achieving merits or distinctions. Holly has also worked as a learning support worker on a music course for SEN students. She is a highly empathetic and understanding teacher and is able to tailor lessons to suit all students' needs as she believes that music should be fun to learn and accessible to all those who wish to do so.

Holly works in three schools as well as privately and although teaching is her main passion, she still enjoys composing and performing.

 

 

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Music at Atwood

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Music Curriculum 2019-2020