Gennie is a musician, facilitator and coach & mentor based in London. She has worked in a range of fields across orchestras and chamber ensembles, music theatre and community music as both a performer and leader around the UK.
As a musician, Gennie performs regularly with woodwind quartet soundSPARK, woodwind duo The Ashdown Duo and the creative ensemble Engines Orchestra, with whom she has recorded an award-winning album. She has performed at many of the UK’s top venues and festivals including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, St John’s Smith Square, London Jazz Festival, and on BBC Radio 3. Gennie is also the co-creator, composer and actor-musician in Evergreen, an interactive folk musical for children aged 5 to 8 years old.
Gennie is also passionate about music facilitation, working with many organisations across London and further afield on creative music projects. With over ten years of experience in music education, Gennie has a wealth of skills and knowledge, with a particular specialism in making music with children in the Early Years and people of all ages with SEND. She currently works as a Music Practitioner for Soundabout and The Amber Trust, working with closely with children and young people with SEND and their families to use music as a tool of communication.
Gennie worked as a primary curriculum music tutor for Southwark Music from 2014 to 2021, and from 2020 to 2023 held the role of Subject Coordinator (Curriculum, Early Years & SEND) for Southwark Music. The role included helping to oversee the curriculum partnership programme in the borough, planning, developing, and evaluating projects with partners and co-ordinating the Early Years and SEND provision of Southwark Music. In 2021, Gennie managed and delivered a Soundabout music project in partnership with Lewisham Music and the South Riverside Music Partnership (SRMP), including music provision in a Lewisham primary school and delivery of a CPD programme for the SRMP.
Gennie also works as a freelance facilitator, including planning, delivering and evaluating training sessions and facilitation sessions. Recent clients include Sound Connections, the University of Roehampton and South Riverside Music Partnership.
Areas of interest:
- Inclusive music making (particularly with those with complex needs)
- Creating and developing partnerships
- Curriculum design and implementation
- Developing strong relationships within local communities