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UK MUSIC APPOINTS JAMIE NJOKU-GOODWIN AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Jamie was one of my first GCSE Music students in 2005. At The Ravenscroft School, Barnet. London. A skilled Pianist and composer. I always remember his echoes, playing Einaudi pieces. Brilliance ringing from the practice room. Jamie was always first in line to help develop music at the school and supported with many performances. Congratulations, young man (not so young anymore!) You are exactly what the UK Arts scene needs right now!


You can read more about Jamie's success on the homepage 'In The Press' section

"Your enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism have been much appreciated by Staff, Parents, and the children of Upton Junior School. The high quality of music provision in this school is a direct result of the efforts you have made to inspire all pupils in your care, regardless of their individual talent. This was evident in the Ofsted inspection when your teaching was highlighted as a beacon of excellence and cited as a particular strength of the school. Not only have you introduced the children to the joy of music but you have been an ambassador in the local community as well, taking groups of children to perform in a variety of different venues. As Assistant Head you have been hugely respected by your colleagues. Your sense of humour has often helped to lighten difficult situations! It has been a privilege to have worked with you.
- Keith Parsons, Chair of Governors, Upton Junior School- Dorset UK
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"Scott is a fun, enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable teacher-adaptable to any styles of singing. Scott is very flexible; he always focuses his lessons on the style of music the pupil would like to sing. He always explains the reasons for his techniques and as a pupil I was made aware of the importance of vocal health. In the three years that he taught me I grew in confidence with my singing ability which has encouraged me to take part in performances at school as well as university.
- Becky, Dorset UK
"Oli was chatting to his mum the other day. He said he couldn’t go to the toilet in Music lessons. Mum asked why, noting the music room has its own toilet facilities. Oli said the problem is not that there aren’t any toilets- It’s that the lessons are so good he doesn’t want to miss anything just to have a wee!
- Paul, Dorset UK
"Thank you for inspiring the love of music onto Rosie. For a child who finds schooling hard, you have made Rosie believe in herself.
- Emily- Parent, Dorset UK
Lest We Forget Bournemouth BIC
“Most useful about the lessons – for me it is just the confidence thing. First off was hearing from you that my voice was not so terminally awful that I could train it to be a passable singing voice. And then next, your detail detail detail on the phrasing and tiny thing about each song shows me how to go about improving. And of course, learning that it’s a physical thing and you have to train your body in breathing, relaxation, and all those consonants and vowels. Oh yes, and listening! You are an excellent teacher. The lessons are excellent value for money. What you give people is hugely valuable and they will be happy to pay it”
- Lizzie, Dorset UK
"You teaching me Piano has changed me completely. From barely knowing what a Piano was, to playing on a Steinway in front of an audience! Everything I’ve learnt has been really fun and has definitely been worth the practise.
- Amalie
"Just a little note of thanks to you - you probably don't even realise how much music did to support Phoebe!"

"Just a little note of thanks to you - you probably don't even realise how much music did to support Phoebe!  Starting in year 3 and her biggest wish was to learn to play the guitar, which she did over many years of practise. But you installed a deeper love of music in its many guises over her years at UJS (much more than I could despite my excellent taste/knowledge of the 80's!).  

The start you gave her led to many more opportunities at Secondary School - junior/senior band, jazz band - via a suggestion that she should play the saxophone, in the beginning it seemed to be even bigger than her!  Being part of the music ensemble to many productions starts with much anticipation as to what the production will be that year and the summer term ends with a yearly trip to London to see a musical which is always a highlight for Phoebe and makes me envious. Learning to play one instrument led to another and then more - keyboard and ukulele and to an A* for GCSE music - all this started with you, her Secondary music teachers just built on your foundations.  

The most important gift music has given Phoebe is her mental health - I am so used to hearing her singing or playing in the house, she calls music her stress buster; last year during the run up to GCSE's she struggled as many teens do and I didn't think I would get her through that period but she came through it and that in a way is down to you and the love of music you instilled in her, the ability to pick up an instrument and play for a while and forget exams helped so much.  So cheers to you Mr Welcomme, I know your future students are going to be a lucky lot!"

-Jayne- Parent, Dorset UK

"Thank you for being the best music teacher ever! Thank you for being so supportive and helping me with everything I do. I wouldn’t be taking any grades without you.
- Erin
"Thank you so much! We are so grateful you have changed our opinion on music and allowed us to grow!
- Eliesha & Anna
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"I never thought in a million years that Isaac would ever have the confidence to play in front of an audience, let alone play a piece he’d created himself! Isaac really looks forward to his lessons with you. I’ve lost count of the times he has said “I wish it could be Friday everyday”. Thank you for showing us that he has the potential to take his music learning to the next level.
- Jenny-Parent, Dorset UK
"Our teacher Tambourine band is our demo of how performing is a lifelong thing..... And really fun too!
- Alice Orton- Head of Primary Music, St Andrews International School. Bangkok. Thailand
"I think I speak for everyone when I say we will miss you very much. You have been a great teacher. I had so much fun in Manila for the FOBISIA Music Festival. You've helped me with making things easier for me to understand.
- Rory, Hong Kong

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"I had a phone call from the PA of the Learning Network Inspector asking permission to present your NQT assessment report as an example of good practice. Congratulations on producing an example of good practice that can help out our fellow Barnet schools.
- Mary Karaolis OBE- Former Headteacher The Ravenscroft School, Barnet. London UK
"When starting my tuition with Scott I was void of any formal singing experience; my vocal ability was substandard and the prospect of 'learning to sing' appeared exceptionally daunting. However, these uncertainties were quickly eradicated. The learning environment was supportive and extremely focused, allowing my singing ability to increase dramatically. From lesson one, Scott clearly explained and demonstrated the importance of correct vocal procedures (for example: body posture, diaphragm control and appropriate larynx positioning) in order to produce a professional tone. By the end of my tuition I was able to approach and perform songs from numerous genres including Pop and Musical Theatre, feats I once deemed unachievable. This tuition has placed me in a very positive position for my forthcoming PGCE (Secondary Music) placement year. Thank you Scott!
- Owen, Dorset UK
Accompanying at Discovery College Hong Kong
"Scott taught me to extend my vocal range and covered various song styles including Music Theatre and Pop. He is a dedicated teacher and takes pride in helping people believe in themselves to get to the potential they are capable of achieving.
- Claire
" Scott leads with charisma and energy and inspires enthusiasm and devotion from his pupils and assisting staff and helpers alike. Certainly goes the extra mile.
- Diana- Grandparent, Devon UK
"A huge thank you for the outstanding day of celebrations for Chinese New Year! Scott- your work with the Chinese Drummers continues to result in outstanding performances. And this one was particularly special in terms of accompanying the lion dance! Thank you for your support with the students and the Chinese department with the celebrations.
- Hannah Cole- Deputy Head Primary, Discovery Bay International School. Hong Kong
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Thriller in Manila- FOBISIA 2019
" We wanted to say a personal thank you. You have been such an incredible inspiration to Luke. He comes home bursting with enthusiasm for music and playing the drums. It has helped him through the transition period to Secondary School so much, so thank you.
- Emma-Parent, Dorset UK
"Scott is a positive and motivated individual that promotes a purposeful and fun learning environment for his students and his colleagues. He is an excellent teacher; keen to reflect and develop his delivery. Greatest strengths? Enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to music education. Scott teaches with high musical expectations and new and innovative teaching methods that includes the use of technology to enhance learning.
- Nichola Gunn- Former Service Manager & Lead Professional, Dorset Music Service & Dorset Music Education Hub
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Samba assembly
Rhythms in the classroom
"Hi Scott, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say what a fantastic music lesson we had again today. I always love the participation (especially for myself!), with either the year 3’s or year 4’s. I felt really proud today, performing part of the theme to ‘Chariots of Fire’, on the piano with one of the pupils, in front of the class. I know my part was fairly basic, but seeing the enjoyment on the pupils faces (and the fact I have never had any musical talent!) made my day. It’s something I never thought I would do. So thanks again for all of your wonderful music lessons. Not only for really engaging the pupils (who all tell me they look forward to music every week), but also bringing hope to an old chap like me, that even I might be able to read and play music one day! Thank you and keep up the good work inspiring us all.
- Gary, Dorset UK
"Very good atmosphere, knowledge and guidance. I found a better way of supporting with less throat strain. Scott is very professional and eager to help.
- Sam, Dorset UK
"I wish I had music with you everyday!
- Emily

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"Scott is an exceptional teacher who is motivating, knowledgeable, inspiring and innovative, and is someone whom I feel gives outstanding lessons to his students. They are given a first class, specialist education in music- which is down to Scott’s passion and commitment.
- Luke Selby- Drum Tutor, Dorset UK
Tambourines Wellington College- Shanghai
Samba
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"Scott was previously my music teacher- and a great one too! Over the few years he's been a massive influence on me and my singing; He has shared his passion for music with me, and taught me many different areas and history of music. He has helped to boost my confidence and to become a much more professional performer. I have learnt other techniques that have helped me with my vocal range. Which has made me a better, more confident, singer. Scott is an excellent teacher, who is committed, dedicated and easy to get on with.
- Jodie, London UK
"I wanted to express my absolute amazement and admiration for the performance of Bugsy Malone. The amount of hard work and dedication committed by you was reflected in the very professional and enthusiastic cast members. It was truly memorable from amusing audience participation to rip-roaring singing. A real credit to your own enthusiasm & hard work. My son came home absolutely buzzing and wanted to do the show again and again!
- Debbie- Parent, Dorset UK
Escala assembly visit
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Djembe drumming
"You were an incredible person to see with the kids at Primary Creative Arts mornings - they enjoyed you as a teacher and they respected you as a musician. I will never forget the photos of you dressed up as the Lion from Wizard of Oz! And thank you for taking some of my sessions at the start and end when the thought of managing a billion littlies was a bit daunting!
- Natasha- Secondary Art Teacher DBIS, Hong Kong
" Fabulous production! Well done Scott. Lovely to see some of our SEND children taking part. I did appreciate seeing them shine.
- Gill, London
" Thank you for all you hard work with Lily- You've made her a Superstar!
- Carole- Parent, Dorset UK
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"What I like is you've taught me- with music, you can express yourself in so many different ways. Music isn’t just all Classical songs. It can also be art.
- Isabelle
"My music lessons are fun and are the main reason why I want to come to school. Sometimes I don’t want to go to school but when I think about my music lessons, then I’m prepped and ready to go.
- David
"The quality and the variety of the performances were exceptional.
- Anna Lees- Deputy Head Primary, Discovery Bay International School. Hong Kong
"Thank you for teaching me. My music knowledge will still be there in 20 years time!
- Amber

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