Please read our team profiles to find out more about Arts and Soul teachers. We represent a variety of skills and artistic backgrounds, are all DBS checked, and have successful experience of working with children and young people.
Leonardo Rossetti Company Director, Music & Drama Teacher
Described in a 2002 OFSTED inspection report as 'very talented', Leonardo is a music teacher, instrumental tutor, subject coordinator and drama practitioner. His music assemblies have been described as 'electric' and in February 2013 an Executive Director for Lewisham stated that Leonardo's singing assembly was 'spine-tingling.'
'Once, when watching a whole-school singing assembly, an HMI remarked to me that the children were so fortunate to be taught by such an inspired and inspiring teacher. Leonardo inspired the children to heights previously unimaginable.....He not only brought challenge, creativity and rigour into the children's lives, but he developed and enhanced their motivation and self-image.'
M.J. Simms, Deputy Head
James Trundle Drama and Music Teacher
Since graduating with an Acting Masters degree from the University of East London, James has worked in the education sector whilst also working on individual projects, including his own workshops. He has also worked as an SEBD teaching assistant and workshop leader in schools across greater London. James' practice is underpinned by the collaborative training he received for 3 years at Falmouth University which is widely recognised for its contemporary approach.
James is also a budding music artist, and along with two years of training as a lyric tenor, is a self-taught guitarist/bass player. Whilst James has performed in many genres of music and theatre, he also prides himself on developing his own styles which have been well honed from years of improvisation as a physically engaging and versatile performer.
Charlie Bannocks Drama and Music Teacher
Charlie has been performing professionally since the age of seven, and now works as an actor-musician, freelance performing arts teacher and workshop facilitator and an children's entertainment facilitator. Charlie has vast experience working with all ages and with both mainstream and SEN schools teaching children with varied disabilities. As part of the artist team at The Oxford World Theatre, Charlie has worked all over the world delivering drama and music projects.
Charlie has expert experience of using and applying different techniques from several disciplines. She uses music, props and sensory resources such as bubbles and tactile objects and directional actions such as Makaton in delivering an array of workshops. Her multi-sensory approach and immense talent helps children to focus and achieve.
A graduate of the Guildford School of Acting, Daisy has worked in theatre and film and specialises in children's theatre. She performed in Earth Makes No Sound with the Filament Theatre at South Bank as well as the musical Love Story which was nominated for Best Musical Production at the Off West End Awards.
Daisy is currently running Daisy Chain baby and toddler music sessions at various locations in south London (please visit our BABY & TODDLER page to find a session near you. Possessing a beautiful voice, accompanied by ukulele, Daisy Chain sessions are full of great songs, storytelling, colourful resources and lots of real bubbles!
Susannah Almond Resident Curriculum Advisor, Planning Consultant, Art Teacher
A gifted professional artist & photographer, Susannah is also a primary school teacher who has taught in Lewisham and Greenwich boroughs since 2006. In addition to running after-school drama clubs, Susannah has been a Literacy, Maths, PSHE and History Coordinator and School Governor. Her excellent knowledge in all areas of the primary school National Curriculum ensures that every Arts and Soul facilitator's planning is well prepared and that the overall outcomes of the company's packages and programmes reflect the Curriculum objectives.
Susannah's approach to teaching is extremely creative and classes flourish under her inspiring guidance. Susannah's reputation as a caring teacher is well known and she is extremely gifted at establishing lasting relationships with children that enhance their learning experience and their love of learning.
Alon Ramage Music Teacher
Alon Ramage is a professional musician, composer and session player who has been teaching as a music tutor and facilitator since 2004. Primarily a guitarist, he also plays and teaches keyboards and ukulele and leads workshops for ensembles and bands. He has extensive experience teaching all ages from toddlers to adults.
Alon's musical talents are equalled by his patient gifts in working with disadvantaged young people as a music mentor, and teaching those with disabilities the skills of songwriting and performance enabling them to access the same creative and artistic opportunities entitled to all.
Trish Roche Dance Teacher
Trish is an associate member of the International Dance Teachers Association who began her movement-driven journey in 1994 training as a professional dance artist in Ireland. She then moved to the UK where she attained a H.N.D in Dance & Performing Arts before dancing on to specialise in teaching and choreography at the London Contemporary Dance School. After her professional training and vast experiences she was ready to inject everyone with dance and returned to Ireland in 2008 to launch ‘The Place of Dance and Performing Arts’ which is now in its 10th successful year.
Alongside running the school Trish works in the community facilitating dance and movement workshops for the young to the elderly. I am driven by her desire to inspire others to express themselves through movement and believes that dance is an art form that can be life changing.and which can be used as a medium to inspire, educate and change people’s lives for the better.