Jayne Watt (née Davis) LLCM TD ALCM Hon LCM - Piano / Keyboards / Electronic Organ / Music Theory
Jayne has been a teacher, and representative for the London College of Music and Registry of Guitar Tutors examination boards for over 29 years. Jayne’s professional career began performing at local events and private functions either as a soloist or with her drummer. Jayne teaches keyboard and piano at TMS and worked as a peripatetic keyboard teacher at Thomas Telford School. As LCM representative, she regularly hosts concerts and charity events bringing talented students from recent examination sessions to perform in the Mayor’s Parlour, Wolverhampton.
Jayne has been Director of TMS since August 2011 and enjoys working with fellow teachers to promote and inspire students to enjoy and progress in their music.
Julie Lester-Hand - Keyboards / Music Theory
Julie teaches keyboard and music theory at Telford Music School. She passed all her exams with the London College of Music and has 27 years experience in teaching both adults and children at varying levels as well as people with disabilities.
Julie has two children and as well as her passion for music, she also loves animals, keeping fit and travelling (especially around South East Asia).
Her love for animals, in particular, elephants is something her beginner pupils know all too well when she teaches them her rhyme for remembering the letter names on the treble stave - Elephants Got Big Dirty Feet!
Gary Howell DipLCM B.Sc (Hons) - Piano / Keyboards /Music Theory
Gary is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher of music with 20 years experience in ‘one to one’ tuition of piano, electronic keyboards and music theory to people of all ages.
He has had particular successes in teaching students in age range Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5 inspiring them to achieve their musical potential, some whom he has tutored from beginner up to Diploma level.
The appreciation, studying and performing of music is an enriching and very rewarding pursuit and it is a great reward for me to see my students develop and achieve their musical potential, with the aim to enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of music for a lifetime.
Adam Threlfall - Guitar / Ukelele / Keyboards / Vocal / Drums
Adam has been playing guitar for 24 years and teaching for 13 years. He has been a professional musician since 2007, playing in west end musicals, recording studios and touring around. Shows include, Mamma Mia, Flashdance, Jersey Boys, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar and Just So. Adam also likes to write and record his own songs.
Josie Howells - Piano / Keyboards
Josie has been at TMS since the age of 8, progressing from complete beginner to accomplishing all eight keyboard grade exams with the London College of Music.
She began teaching piano and keyboard at 18 and is now studying BA(Hons) Primary Education with QTS at the University of Chester, which has further enriched her teaching and provided her with frequent classroom experience with children aged 5 to 11.
Along side teaching, Josie also works in admin at TMS as a secretary.
Steve Terry - Drums / Keyboards
Steve is our drum kit teacher and he has been involved in music and entertainment for over 20 years. He runs Telford Disco Solutions (professional DJ and disco entertainment) and also has experience in music production. Steve has also provided PA and lighting for a variety of events (including LCM presentations at The Mayor’s Parlour in Wolverhampton).
Chloe Birch (née French) - Piano / Keyboards / Music Theory
Chloe began her musical journey having lessons at TMS from the age of 5! After passing her exams with the London College of Music and completing a degree in Primary Education from the University of Worcester, Chloe has returned to TMS to combine her love of music and teaching. She teaches Keyboard and Piano and enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities.