Having taught for the Wiltshire Music Service for the last 22 years it has been a pleasure teaching in many schools around Wiltshire. I have delivered one to one, small group and whole class teaching as well as delivering multi-cultural composition projects. Flute, recorder, clarinet, saxophone and oboe are taught to grade 8 standard and beyond in both the traditional and jazz exam syllabi. My qualifications incldue a BA (Hons) Music, MMUS, PGCE, FRSM.
What I / we help young people achieve
Passionate about music, I perform regularly and love playing my instruments every day. It is my belief that if you expect your students to practise then you should lead by example. It's this passion and fun that enables me to share with others. My students understand the importance of practice and its impact on progression. Music is a powerful tool for learning all subjects as research has shown that learning an instrument increases your IQ. It has also shown that those who learn an instrument are statisically more likely to live a longer and healthier life.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To work with and support other young musicians
Also Works With
Salisbury Area Music Co-operative
Hampshire Music Service
- Term Time
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
‘Throughout this academic year our KS2 pupils have benefited from an exceptionally high quality music experience delivered by Cheri Richens (Wallace). Her enthusiasm, engagement and musical skills has meant that our children have thoroughly enjoyed their musical and have had the opportunity to perform and show off their skills to their parents and their peers. Cheri’s commitment to our school goes over and above what I expected and I’m delighted to be purchasing increased musical provision from her in 2015/16. I can recommend her to you unreservedly. Julie Tridgell – Head of Zouch Primary School, Tidworth
My Training & Development
Every year I attend 5 days of training provided by Hampshire Music Service which is spread throughout the year.