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Rhiannon Gayle - Musical Director

Rhiannon Gayle - Musical Director

Rhiannon was brought up in a musical household and was thrilled to gain a place at the highly regarded Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1986 she graduated as a qualified Soprano and went on to found an Opera Company with sell-out performances throughout the UK and Middle East, and performed vocal recitals and oratorios throughout Europe. She moved to working for English Heritage and the National Trust performing in historic costumed musicals, and eventually became a singing teacher and vocal coach at the prestigious Marlborough College in Wiltshire.

Using her considerable musical background and years of knowledge, along with her own energetic style of teaching, Rhiannon certainly had a wealth of experience to draw upon when she decided to start Rock Up and Sing in 2009. This Musical Director has big ambitions and through her skill and determination, Rhiannon will ensure that Rock Up and Sing continues to go from strength to strength!

 

Andrew Matthews - Assistant Musical Director

Andrew's passion for vocal music started after joining the prestigious St Aidan's Chamber Choir  in  Harrogate  at the age of 14. He was a founder member of an award winning small vocal group and went on to study  Music  and Fine Art at Liverpool Hope University where he specialised in vocal performance. During this time Andrew sang with the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choir and was employed as vocal specialist at St. Edwards College. He graduated with first class honours and went on to teach voice both privately and in schools, as well as being the vocal specialist teacher at Stagecoach, Harrogate.  Andrew later trained as a classroom music teacher and currently works as a Music Teacher at Prince Henry's Grammar School where he is heavily involved in the musical and artistic life of the school.

Andrew joined Rock Up and Sing in 2012 as conductor of the Wednesday night choir and has become a key part of the Rock Up team quoting his choir night as his 'weekly adrenaline fix!'                                                                            

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