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Teaching Staff

Dr Burton (Director of Music)

A graduate of King’s College London, Dr Burton has recently completed her PhD, which explores the many complex and provocative relationships between puppetry and music, at Harvard University. She trained with the King Edward’s Consortium in Birmingham, and is especially focussed on the critical thinking skills a music education can promote. She is a cellist and chair of the amateur orchestra Sinfonia Tamesa.

Dr Clayden

Dr Clayden is a graduate of the Universities of Surrey and Nottingham, where he studied for his MA in Music Analysis. He also received his DPhil from University College, Oxford, which explored the prominent role of timbre in the analysis of Viennese music at the turn of the twentieth century. As a performer, he specialised in piano accompaniment and currently enjoys conducting the school’s various wind ensembles.

Mr Hann

Mr Hann joined the school in 2011 having studied vocal performance and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a Master's in Choral Conducting at The Royal Academy of Music. Chris has also recently been made an Associate of The Royal Academy of Music. In addition to his teaching on the Year 7 programme and with individual pupils, he has transformed choral singing here so that pupils have the opportunity to perform challenging repertoire at a range of school events. Many boys stay in the school choir throughout their years at the school, and some have gone on to sing with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and Genesis Sixteen. Chris is also Artistic Director of Berkshire County Youth Choirs, Musical Director of Reading Phoenix Choir and an  Ensemble Tutor at the Royal Academy of Music.

Mr Kramer

Mr Kramer graduated from the University of York in 2011 and has taught in schools across London. He is a percussionist and guitarist with a wide range of musical interests and adopted disciplines – from musical theatre performance to jazz composition and music production. He has composed and released music in the traditional folk and progressive rock genres. He conducts the Young Musicians’ Orchestra for Sutton Music Services, and is the director of the Jazz Bands at Wilson’s School.

Mr Lissimore

Mr Lissimore is currently Acting Head at Wilson’s, where his responsibilities include teaching and learning across the school. He has studied at the Universities of York and Oxford and trained to teach in South London on the innovative ‘Musicians in Education’ PGCE at the University of Greenwich and Trinity Laban Conservatoire, before teaching for several years at King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford. He is an experienced accompanist and examiner with a particular interest in the teaching of composition at GCSE and A level.

Instrumental teachers

Ms L Ableman (Piano)
Mr D Emson (Bassoon, Year 7 Programme)
Mr S Ashworth (Piano)
Mr P Aslangul (Cello)

Mr I Barcia (Guitar)
Mr D Cox (Clarinet and Saxophone)
Ms H Dennis (Oboe and Piano, Director of Oboe Ensemble, Year 7 Programme)
Mr N Franks (Flute, Year 7 Programme)
Mr J French (Percussion, Year 7 Programme)
Mr C Hann (Voice, Choral Director, Year 7 Programme)

Mr C Kimber (Percussion)
Mr F Lawton (Guitar)
Mr J Marshall (Brass, Year 7 Programme)
Mr D Molyneux (Guitar)
Mr E Saklatvala (Voice)
Mr P Sanders (Clarinet and Saxophone, Year 7 Programme)

Mr T Scaife (Brass, Director of Brass Ensembles, Year 7 Programme)
Ms C Taylor (Violin and Viola)

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