Neil Pardoe becomes our new Vice Principal
Neil began teaching with DaCapo nearly twenty years ago and has been a Senior Teacher for several years. He is currently responsible for DaCapo schools’ work (including concerts, parents meetings and line managing the Schools’ Admin Manager), classroom music, training and, alongside the senior teachers, mentoring trainee teachers in their first year with DaCapo. Neil also teaches one-to-one lessons on bassoon, clarinet, saxophone and piano, and conducts both the Primary and Secondary Orchestras for DaCapo at Wren Academy.
We are pleased to announce that Neil will work increasingly alongside Jane over the coming year, slowly broadening his role as her Vice Principal and taking on new and growing responsibilities within the organisation.
Will Dollard and Louis D’Heudieres become Lead Teachers and develop our schools outreach work
Will Dollard and Louis D’Heudieres, both key members of the DaCapo team and senior teachers for a number of years - are now taking new roles as Lead Teachers with special responsibility for DaCapo Secondary School Outreach (Louis) and DaCapo Primary School Outreach (Will).
We have enjoyed a number of Outreach projects over the last few years, some in partnership with the wonderful Proms at St Jude’s Festival; we are now planning to grow this area of our work, working with the performance pieces that we have commissioned over the last ten years.