Our Team

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Music in Unison is committed to delivering quality music education and musical experiences. Our team is comprised of highly skilled professionals that have a minimum of Post Graduate or Masters level in music performance or music education.

 

 

Tara 

Tara founded Music in Unison after the birth of her daughter, Isla in 2016. Tara recognised there was a desperate need for quality musical experiences for young children and so set about to provide this.

Her background as an music educator and consultant, early years practitioner, professional musician and mummy, meant Tara had the skills, knowledge and insight to make this dream a reality. 

“The first five years of a child’s life are the most critical in their development. Eighty-five to ninety percent of their brian develops during this small window of time. Their brain is at its most receptive, which leads to early experiences having a huge impact on the development of neurological connections. This influences children’s brain functioning throughout their lives. Knowing this, why would we not want for them to have the richest of experiences that are the highest standard?” 

Tara believes that musical excellence should be readily available to the very young. She observed that often musical experiences for this age group were diluted or delivered by those who did not have the necessary skills and knowledge. 

Music in Unison’s mission is to provide musical excellence to children from birth to five years old through music education classes, courses, resources and concerts.

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Karina 

Karina was the first ever member of our team, joining us back in 2017. Karina has been an integral part of the development of Music in Unison and is our Head of Training, Accompanist and a Class Leader.

 

Karina began her musical journey learning to play the organ from the age of 7. She gained her Grade 8 and Licentiate Diploma with the London College of Music and broadened her musical horizons by going on to study piano during her time at University.

 

After graduating with a BA(Hons) in Music and IT, Karina gained her PGCE and worked for several years as a secondary school music teacher.

Karina’s passion is Music education. She currently works with local primary schools and is a successful private piano/keyboard tutor. She leads the music group at Our Lady of Compassion church, Formby and runs a popular keyboard ensemble class. Mum to Georgina, Karina appreciates the importance of early years musical development, and is delighted to be working as part of the Music in Unison team. 

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Hannah 

Hannah joined Music in Unison in 2021. She began as a musician for our Take it to the Floor Concerts, but on her return to Liverpool from London, the Team were keen to snap her up to become a permanent member.  

 

Hannah loves coming up with new ideas and games to teach people the joy that it can bring, and most importantly, likes to make learning music fun.

 

Her experience was equally impressive – having taught children from age 4, as well as adults. She has previously taught for Blackheath Conservatoire and also still teaches for Bromley Youth Music Trust, including their online group class - Piano Kaleidoscope. 

Hannah is a graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She previously attended the Junior Royal Northern College of Music and was a member of the Halle Youth Orchestra.  She performs across an eclectic range of genres, including classical, musical theatre and pop. This has led to performances at El Dorado and Boomtown Festivals, as well as playing for television and recordings. 

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Chris

Dr. Chris is currently the administrator of Music and Liturgy at Liverpool Cathedral. Born and raised in Milan, Italy, he attended The American School and was a chorister at All Saints' Church, Milan. Chris moved to the UK to study a teaching degree at Chester University.  

 

He spent 25 years in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he worked in international education, teaching music to children aged 3-18. He worked as Assistant Director of Music, having worked with recording and educational software and teaching GCSE, IB and BTEC Music. He also co-directed a number of school musicals, including Grease, The Boyfriend, South Pacific, My Fair Lady and Sound of Music.

 

Chris has a Masters Degree from Oxford Brookes University and Doctorate in Education degree from Bath University. Currently, he enjoys working with young children to adults, teaching piano, guitar, ukulele and violin. He has also sung and conducted in numerous choirs, including the Liverpool 64.

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Stephen

Stephen is Director of Music at Liverpool Cathedral. He is a highly accomplished pianist and organist, gaining a Masters Degree in musical performance. He is an associate artist of the English National Ballet and has a diverse portfolio of solo performances and concerts.

 

Stephen is our Director for Concerts of our Take it to the Floor Concert Series and is the accompanist in residence for our Friday Mini Maestros sessions at Liverpool Cathedral

Saturday
 

10.00 am

16th July

Saturday
 

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Peter

Peter  joined Music in Unison in 2022. Like Hannah, he began as a musician for our Take it to the Floor Concerts, but on his return to Liverpool from London, the Team were keen to snap him up too. 

 

Peter is an accomplished musician, having studied Music on a scholarship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. He then went on to complete a Masters in Performance at the Royal College where he received a distinction.

Peter's orchestral work has seen him performing with the BBC Philharmonic, City of London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Southbank Sinfonia.
 

Peter is based at our South Liverpool venue, taking up the role as both accompanist and performer. 

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