Head of Music
In January 2021 we welcomed Jevon Beaumont as our new Head of Music.
Jevon has spent his life in live music playing with some of the world’s greatest musicians, including Moloko, Barbara Dickson and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. His musical career has seen him travel across the world, playing in various cities and venues.
He is a gifted bass player, but can also play a wide range of other instruments.
Jevon is now Atwood's Head of Music and actively supports all aspects of developing our children's musical talents and interests. His musical taste is wide and varied and he brings excellent musical insights to Atwood.
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 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.
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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