Musical Hands Performing Arts
Musical Hands Performing Arts

THE TEACHERS

Karen

Principal & Teacher

Karen trained from an early age in dance & drama and has spent the majority of her professional career in the Performance industry.

 

Her performance credits include commercials, films, television, theatre and major arena tours in both the UK and Australia. Karen worked with a professional ballet company and was one of the Tweenies (BBC).

 

Karen is a Mother to two girls aged 11 and 14 years (both of whom dance!) They were the inspiration behind setting up Musical Hands - It is their hand prints in the original Musical Hands logo! 

 

Karen currently teaches 25 of the timetabled classes a week. This includes some of the music, movement and signing classes, baby massage and all the dance and cheerleading classes.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

PBT Certified Teacher

Dance teacher with ABD

Dance teacher with IDT

Dance teacher with UKDDF

Early years Makaton signing

Baby yoga diploma level 1

Baby massage diploma level 1

Cheerleading instructor level 2

Enhanced DBS 

Public liability insurance

Public Indemnity Insurance

First Aid

Licenced professional chaperone

Grace

Teacher

Grace joined Musical Hands in April 2015.

 

She has also trained in dance from an early age and later went on to gain a place at the Brit School and also at Performers College.

 

Her performance credits include theatre, television and director of dance at Camp America 2014. 

 

Grace currently teaches 17 classes a week for us. This includes some of the music, movement and signing classes, some of the dance classes and a few of our private classes.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Dance teacher with ABD

ISTD DDI

Licensed Melody Movement Teacher

Diploma in Musical Theatre

Enhanced DBS 

Public liability insurance

First Aid

Licenced chaperone

Jodi

Teacher

Jodi joined Musical Hands in September 2012.

 

She also trained, from an early age, in dance and later went on to attend Italia Conti in London.

 

Her performance credits include touring west-end productions, cruise ships, theatre & choreography.

 

Jodi is a Mother of two children, her daughter is 11 and her son is 9.

 

Jodi currently teaches 4 music, movement and signing classes a week, for Musical Hands, in local Nurseries.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Early years makaton

Enhanced DBS

Licenced professional chaperon