Music Staff Profiles

Colin Albery read music at Exeter University, and his first appointment as head of strings at King's enabled him to play violin in the South West Mozart Players as well as indulging in his other passion as a jazz pianist in various big bands and smaller ensembles. He was appointed head of instrumental music at King's a few years later and has been Director of Music for the past ten years. He teaches music technology and some GCSE and A Level, and also conducts various ensembles including the chapel choir, big band, and chamber choir, while also coaching the 3rd XI boys' hockey team.

Karen Paul gained a BA and an MMus from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the ALCM and LTCL diplomas, all in piano performance. She joined King's in 2003, teaching music and music technology to all year groups. A trained dancer, she choreographs for school shows and can also be found coaching girls' football. She is an accompanist for music exams, concerts and the chapel choir and conducts the wind band.

Alison Powell graduated from Homerton College, Cambridge, with a BA in music. She joined the department in 2014 and teaches 3rd form music, GCSE and A Level courses, as well as aural and grade 5 theory. She plays violin and piano, conducts the orchestra, and is also teaching some class music at King's Hall.

Emma Edwards gained a BA from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and more recently LRSM diploma in singing. Emma is the newest member of the department and previously taught music at Llandovery College for the past fifteen years. Emma is also the Housemistress in Taylor House and teaches PSHE, Study Skills and TRC. Emma is also involved in horse riding lessons at King’s and is a keen horse rider herself.

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