Katie Teage is an Educator, Choir conductor, Composer, Arranger and Soprano with the London Vocal Project. Katie studied a BA in Music at Middlesex university (2005), a Mmus in Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2008) and a MA in Music Education at the Institute of Education (University College London) (2014). Katie is also a qualified teacher (QTS 2010).Katie’s 15 years experience in primary education and work as an Assistant Headteacher puts her in high demand as an educator. Katie works for schools in London as Primary Music Specialist, a Choral and Musicianship leader for The Voices Foundation and a trainer for Musical Futures. Katie works closely with Pete Churchill delivering Jazz Education to children, most recently with The London Youth Choir (2018) and a selection of schools in Redcar over the academic year of 2017-18 culminating in a performance at the Royal Festival Hall (2018) and opening the Middlesbrough Jazz Festival (2018). Katie also works as a vocal coach and musicianship teacher at FONACT acting school in France training actors to develop their singing potential.Katie is the Musical Director for ‘Hart and Soul Community Choir’ (Northampton), ‘IGD choir’ (a corporate community choir in Watford) and has just taken up the post of Musical Director for the Kings Langley Community Choir (Kings Langley) and regularly runs workshops for other choirs including Milton Keynes Community Choir, Milton Keynes Youth Choir and Suffolk Soul Singers.Katie is a founder-member of the London Vocal Project, singing with the group for over 10 years, performing many concerts at many of the UK’s most prestigious venues and recently in New York.Katie is an active composer and writes music for children. Most recently she was commissioned to write a Nativity play for ‘St Gilda’s Primary School’ in Crouch End (2018), a School Song for ‘ACS International Schools Limited’ (2018). Katie has most been commissioned to write a selection of songs for ‘Croydon Music and Arts’ to be performed in 2020. As a multi-instrumentalist, Katie has performed all over Europe and the USA with many different bands.
During my career as a teacher I have worked as a peripatetic woodwind and strings teacher, a workshop leader, class teacher, music leader, music specialist and assistant headteacher. I have also worked at Junior Academy on Saturdays as musicianship and composition teacher.As a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE), I have been given the opportunity to guide others in the teaching of music and am available to visit schools to help them devise a music curriculum to suit their school and help with large scale projectsI am fortunate to have been taught by amazing teachers in my life and continue to work alongside them. I sing in the London Vocal Project led by the world famous educator Pete Churchill.I include elements of Kodaly method in my teaching after an eye opening summer school in Australia and I see immense value in encouraging a holistic approach to the learning of music.I now work as an associate for Musical Futures guiding teachers in the use of their resources and as a consultant for the Voices Foundation. I also work at FONACT school of acting as a vocal coach and choir leader and at St Gildas' Primary School as a music specialist.I am passionate about lifelong learning of music and work weekly with children from the age of 3 to adults in their 90’s.