Miss Loh graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (AGSM) majoring in the piano, winning the Robert Wise Memorial Prize. She continued her postgraduate studies there, gaining the Advanced Solo Studies Certificate and her violin teaching diploma (LGSM). As a student and young professional, she won prizes in several national competitions, making her debut at the South Bank as part of the Maisie Lewis Young Artists series and stepped in at the eleventh hour performing in the Park Lane Group Young Artist series to critical acclaim. Miss Loh has since performed and broadcast as a soloist and chamber musician in many venues in Britain and abroad.
Miss Loh is passionate about music education and is especially interested in nurturing young learners. She has vast experience with Early Years starters, fostering in them a love of music and developing confidence through music making.
Since graduating from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 1999, with Teaching Qualifications in ISTD Tap, Modern and Ballet, Miss Haynes has worked in a variety of roles across the Entertainment Industry for the last 20 years. Her career began at a holiday park in Cornwall as a Dancer and Children’s Entertainer, before moving abroad to Greece and Cyprus. Eventually she found a small independent Entertainment Company and worked as their choreographer and Entertainment Director. This involved overseeing 4 and 5 star hotels with their entire Entertainment programme, ranging from sports activities and kids clubs to the evening Entertainment Shows. In 2019, she had the pleasure of working in a 5 star resort in Egypt, being responsible for 42 Entertainers and producing West End quality shows with professional singers and dancers.
Throughout all of this, Miss Haynes taught as a dance teacher in the UK when time would allow, teaching children aged 4 all the way up to adults. With a BA Hons in Mathematics and Statistics, and a career which has always involved children in some way, when it became time for Miss Haynes to hang up her professional dancing shoes, she naturally turned to teaching in a school setting.
Mr Lopez was born and raised in Jerez, Spain. From a young age, he loved sports including football, tennis and athletics. Mr Lopez became champion in the long jump in Andalusia (a southern region of Spain) in 2005 with 6.12 metres when he was 17 years old; he then went to compete at the National Competition in Madrid but unfortunately wasn’t so lucky this time.
Naturally, Mr Lopez chose to study sports at university and combine this with his other passion – teaching. He gained a BA in Education, specialising in PE. A few years later, wanting to improve his English, Mr Lopez decided to leave Spain and move to England. He has been teaching Spanish in the UK since 2014 and Sports since 2017.
Mrs Machado is a specialist teacher with over 20 years’ classroom experience and has worked extensively to deliver lessons that are fun and engaging for pupils with a range of educational needs. Her speciality is creating personalised learning for learners to support them to achieve their full potential, whatever their needs.
In addition to her teaching qualifications, Clare holds a BSc in Psychology and a MA in Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia). She is accredited by the British Dyslexia Association and is qualified to administer full diagnostic dyslexia assessments.