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Jo Eames

West Sussex Music
Weald School; The
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Education & training

Reading University: BA(Ed) Primary Education Studies with Music Specialism (2:1), which included studying both Flute and Voice.

Experience in Recorder, Saxophone, Clarinet, Ukulele, Guitar, Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drum kit, Djembe.


Skills & experience

Jo is a qualified class teacher and flute specialist with 16 years of teaching experience.  She specialises in whole class ensemble tuition (WCET) in a variety of instruments at all ages, including Ukulele, Djembe, Recorder, Clarinet and Samba.  She often takes bookings for school workshops, such as African Drumming, Samba, song writing, composition and bespoke requests, e.g. heroes and villains.
Jo is a workshop leader for Orchestras Inc. our accessible ensemble programme, working with young musicians with SEN(D).  She also teaches woodwind lessons for individuals and groups.

After graduation, Jo fulfilled her dream of being a classroom teacher and music co-ordinator at junior schools in Crawley.  Her greatest highlights were bringing a whole-school production of Jungle Book Kids to The Hawth to a packed auditorium and being part of the Crawley Music Festival committee. Jo joined West Sussex Music in 2016 after having her own children.  She enjoys the variety of teaching whole classes as well as group and individual lessons as well as preparing pupils for exams with Trinity or ABRSM. .  She works across the county to deliver projects across infant, junior, secondary and special schools.

Jo has a keen interest in singing and her school choir won the Leith Hill Music Festival choral competition and took part in the record-breaking Big Sing at the O2 Arena with Young Voices.  Her community choir, Songbirds, has sung with Russell Watson at the Hawth in Crawley.

Jo says: I believe passionately that music is fun and inclusive and I work hard to deliver lessons that demonstrate that, while ensuring that each child is making progress to the next step. I help young people develop their love of music through a wide range of activities, developing listening skills, improvising, composing, performing and technical skills on their instrument.


Music really has no barriers! Jo is an inspirational teacher of music with so much knowledge, and over the previous three years of taking my classes for ukulele, I can honestly say every single child has been inspired, motivated and keen to learn. Key2Music has been key for engaging each and every one of our learners in Year 3 and it has definitely been the reason so many have gone on to learn new instruments in Year 4.     Year 3 teacher


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