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 Our Team

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 in music performance or music education.


Tara Delve


Music in Unison is the brainchild of Tara, inspired by the birth of her actual child, Isla, in 2016. Tara recognised there was a desperate need for quality musical experiences for young children and so set about to provide this.


Anyone who has ever been to a session with Tara can see her passion and expertise in musical education shine through. As a member of 'Music Educators and Research of Young Children' (MERYC), NYMAZ Early Years Music Network and of the 'International Society for Music Education' (ISME), Tara is actively involved in music educational research and developments within the field, lecturing to undergraduate educators and providing training and support for newly-qualified teachers.


With her background as a Musician, Composer, Educator, Director of Music, Music Adviser and Mummy to Isla, Tara draws on a wide range of educational approaches, life experiences and philosophies in her teaching. She can also draw a smile out of even the shyest of child!

Karina Beesley


Karina was the first official member of the Music in Unison team, joining back in 2017, right at the start of the journey. Karina has been an integral part of the development of Music in Unison and is the Head of Training, Accompanist and a Class Leader.


Karina began her own musical journey at the age of 7, learning to play the organ. She later 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. It’s safe to say the all the children love her happy smile, too!

Christopher Newton


Dr. Chris is currently the administrator of Music and Liturgy and insturmental tutor 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.

Stephen Mannings


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 has a portfolio of  published original compositions including 'Hurry to Bethlehem' and 'Scrooge. 

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


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