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Solihull School

Solihull School

Music Staff

Academic / EMPLOYED Staff

  • Director of Music: Mr T Kermode
  • Head of Academic Music: Mr S Phillips
  • Head of Brass: Mrs J Spraggett
  • Head of Choral Music: Mr D Rice
  • Head of Keyboard: Mrs H Martens
  • Head of Strings: Mrs H Roberts
  • Head of Woodwind and Percussion: Mr K Slade
  • Head of Prep School Music: Miss J Sainsbury
  • Department Administrator: Mrs I Baumber
  • Performing Arts Graduate Assistant: Miss R Barnard

Instrumental teachers

The majority of instrumental teachers are visiting music staff, who are private self-employed individuals who deal directly with parents regarding matters such as fees and contractual arrangements.


  • Mrs MA Brookes (Trombone)
  • Miss A Roper (French Horn/Trumpet)
  • Mrs J Spraggett (Trumpet)*


  • Mrs J Bamford (Piano)
  • Mr K Beaumont (Piano / Organ)
  • Mr C Guild (Piano)
  • Miss E Haughan (Piano)
  • Mrs P Hsieh (Piano)
  • Miss E Liu (Piano)
  • Mrs H Martens (Piano)*
  • Mr D McWilliam (Piano)
  • Ms S Wilander (Piano)


  • Miss C Bovill (Voice)
  • Miss S Cotterill (Voice)
  • Miss P Davies (Voice)
  • Mrs G Hattley (Voice)


  • Mrs L Carey (Violin)
  • Mr J Fekete (Classical Guitar)
  • Ms E Goble (Violin)
  • Miss L Larner (Classical Guitar)
  • Mr E Martens (Cello)
  • Mrs A Newton (Classical Guitar)
  • Mrs H Nixon (Violin)
  • Mr M Nowland (Cello/Double Bass)
  • Mr P Poltorak (Guitar)
  • Mrs H Roberts (Violin/Viola)*
  • Mr D Wilkins (Classical/Electric Guitar)

Woodwind & Percussion

  • Mr P Brookes (Bassoon)
  • Miss R Dawkins (Oboe)
  • Miss H Foster (Flute)
  • Mr D Haywood (Percussion)
  • Mrs K Moore (Woodwind)
  • Miss C Percy-Smith (Clarinet/Saxophone)
  • Mr S Plummer (Percussion)
  • Mrs J Pollock (Clarinet/Saxophone)
  • Mr K Slade (Clarinet/Saxophone)*
  • Miss C Slominska (Percussion)

* denotes employed Head of Instrumental Section