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Hilary Bishop

Hilary is a professional and committed musician who has directed choirs and performed as a singer and an accompanist throughout her career. With great passion for singing, she is keen to support the musical development of her singing students and build new enthusiasm in choirs.
Achieving an honours degree from Trinity College of Music, Hilary´s love of singing has led her to perform as a soloist in venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the Southbank Centre. Whilst living in London she was also a member of the BBC Singers and many other professional choirs.

Hilary strongly believes in the benefit and value that music and singing can bring to everyone. She has an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and has worked in prisons, care homes and with people on the autistic spectrum.

Paula McGovern

Paula McGovern is an experienced, professional and passionate teacher of music. Paula teaches Pianoforte and Theory and has taught Music from KS1 – KS5, GCSE and “A” Level. With great passion for Music, Paula is keen to support the personal and academic development of students in Music education. Consistently excellent results have proved Paula´s academic, encouraging, caring and supportive teaching skills.

Paula has an Honours Degree from the University of Chichester, L.R.A.M and L.T.C.L Teachers´ Diplomas and A.L.C.M Performers´ Diploma.
With over thirty years´ experience as a Musical Director for various amateur companies, Paula has enjoyed leading successful musicals at The Minerva Theatre, Chichester and other venues on the South Coast and in Somerset.

Paula is also an accomplished accompanist, playing for weddings, events and examinations.