Carol Williams

Contact Details

93 Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 4EA Outgoing Director of Music - Director of Music [email protected] 07794 309643

Certifications

  • DBS : Covers all counties
  • Registered as Self Employed (UTR)
  • Indemnity insurance
  • Network artist training
  • ACW Creative Agent trained
  • Arts Council Wales Practitioner

Art form capabilities

  • Music
    • Classical (music)
    • Community (music)
    • Electro
    • Experimental / Sonic
    • Folk / traditional (music)
    • Jazz (music)
    • Pop
    • Rock

Languages spoken

  • English

Regions

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Caerphilly
  • Monmouthshire
  • Newport
  • Torfaen

Overview

In my experiences as a secondary school Music teacher, I have been privileged to work with students on projects with the composer John Hardy and also with Cardiff University, resulting in our compositions being performed by the Schubert Ensemble. In addition, I have organised performances by a large range of school ensembles at national festivals and venues throughout Europe, always ensuring we deliver the high standards expected at such events. In whole-school projects, I am passionate about all students singing to promote good health and wellbeing. As a Music department, we worked closely with our partner primary schools to produce combined musical performances of a high standard, thus easing the transition from primary to secondary education.

A number of our pupils worked hard with us to create entire opening and closing ceremonies for our own school Olympics in 2012, featuring music from around the world and concluding with the singing of our special new Olympic anthem by the entire school.

I enjoy working on all musical activities, making them inclusive and engaging to enable all pupils to gain confidence and self-esteem from playing their part in a great performance or composition.

Testimonials

Training day for teachers on GCSE composing:

“A really excellent day with properly useful activities that will be easy to implement into my own lessons”
S.Davies (teacher)

“I loved it all – more please!”
D.Carey (teacher)