Alumnus wins Music Teacher award

Jane CutlerMusic alumnus Jane Cutler has won a special award from the editor of Music Teacher magazine for her contribution to music education.

Jane is Principal of the DaCapo Music Foundation, which brings music making to children. She was chosen by the special award by Music Teacher editor Thomas Lydon, as part of the Music Teacher Magazine Awards for Excellence in February.

Thomas said: "The DaCapo Music Foundation aims to find many ways to get quality music making to children, and over the last 22 years, this aim has been gloriously realised, enriching the lives of thousands of students through its music centres, summer schools and its work in schools and nurseries.

"From a formative period teaching alongside Sheila Nelson at the famous Tower Hamlets Strings project, where she came into contact with Kodály and Dalcroze methods, Jane went on to develop her own syllabuses, creating, in DaCapo, an outstanding education channel for students of all ages."

Jane studied with Professor Derek Aviss OBE at Trinity Laban from 1980-84. He said: "I am delighted that this much deserved award has gone to Jane. Even when she was my student, studying the cello in the 1980s, Jane's ambition was to make a difference to and in the world of music education. This she has undoubtedly achieved."

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