BETH HIGHAM -EDWARDS
Beth takes pride in working in a wide range of educational settings. Beth has led workshops for London Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Wigmore Hall, Royal Opera House Bridge, The Roundhouse, Britten Pears Arts, and UK Music Masters. She is an early years specialist with Creative Futures, most recently delivering sessions in collaboration with NHS speech and language therapists.
Beth teaches percussion at Junior Trinity Laban where she successfully gotten students through conservatoire auditions, into the National Youth Orchestra, and to the percussion final round of BBC Young Musician. Beth has delivered masterclasses at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has a position as mentor and Ambassador for Britten Pears Art's Aldeburgh Young Musicians. She also coaches LSO's Next Generation percussionists and coached the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble percussion section who played alongside Bang on a Can in the 2017 Proms. She has worked as a percussion coach for Barbican Learning conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and the London Chamber Orchestra.
Beth's workshop content can vary greatly, from songwriting and composing to drumming, however the overall outcomes are often similar - communication, engagement with music, engagement with school through music, enjoyment of music, and equal opportunity.
Beth trained as a Trainee Music Leader with Spitalfields Music 2014-15.