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Mrs Sara Myers

Music Coordinator

 

Mrs Myers graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree (Hons) from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying under professors Sarah Newbold, Averil Williams, Phillipa Davis and Ian Clarke.

As well as specialising in the Flute, Recorder and studying the Piano, she enjoyed composing music for TV and Film.

Mrs. Myers’ love of music started at a young age, accompanying her congregation every Sunday at her local church.  She also performed in various establishments including solo performances at the Fairfield Halls, Addington Palace, Whitgift School and going on to win Beckenham's Woodwind Young Musician Of The Year.

She 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. ‘If Only’ made its premier at the Sarasota Film Festival and was televised in America and the UK.

Mrs. Myers has also performed at a diverse range of venues such as the Barbican Centre in London and Shepperton Studios, where Harry Potter and Star Wars were filmed.  As well as film and various other performances, she also recorded for a radio station.

Mrs. Myers has enjoyed conducting bands and ensembles at various events. A particularly memorable event for Mrs. Myers was conducting at Sir James Galway’s 70th birthday celebration. Sir James had the pleasure of listening to over thirty of Mrs. Myers' flute students playing him 'Happy Birthday', alongside the London Mozart Players, whom Mrs. Myers was honoured to conduct.

Another memorable event for her was conducting her flute group at The Olympic Torch Ceremony as the torch passed through Croydon in 2012.

Mrs. Myers decided she wanted to give something back to the children in Croydon after having such great opportunities herself when she was younger. As a result she has enjoyed a career which has spanned nearly ten years as a Music Leader, Conductor and Teacher with Croydon Music and Arts (CMA), at the same time gaining invaluable experience after working in over twenty schools in the London Borough of Croydon.

After teaching her first generation of students, Mrs. Myers has been very happy to see a selection of them being accepted to study at establishments such as the Trinity College of Music, Royal Welsh College of Music and Junior Guildhall. One of her students went on to win the Young Musician of the Year at Royal Russell and another student has won NEWT Young Musician of the year Award for Nonsuch & Wallington Grammar School.

Mrs. Myers was delighted to take up her position of Music Leader at Atwood in 2017 and is looking forward to so sharing her musical expertise and experience and nurturing the next generation of musical talent.

In her spare time, Mrs Myers enjoys time with her family as well as visiting the theatre, keeping fit and travelling.

 

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