Teachers

Edward Reeves

Edward Reeves, founder of Farnham Music and Drama, passionately believes in the value of music for all. A classically trained pianist from the Royal College of Music, Edward has been teaching music for over 20 years to students from age two to ninety years old. Before founding Farnham Music and Drama, Edward was Director of Music at a specialist music school in Surrey.  Edward teaches the piano, cello, singing and conducts both adult ensembles, the Thursday choir and along with Jenny runs the Centre Stage Groups.  He also runs the children's string group and jazz bands.

Jenny Randall 

Edward is joined by Jenny Randall, a classically trained singer and flautist who has an MA in Musical Theatre from The Central School of Speech & Drama. Together with her own acting career, Jenny loves working with students, both children and adults, to give them a lifelong love of performing arts. Jenny is our main singing teacher but also teaches flute, drama and musical theatre.  She joins Edward with Centre Stage and Mini Maestros Music classes.

Craig Burnett

Craig Burnett began playing the trumpet aged 10. After studying under Paul Archibald and Andrew Crowley at the Royal College of Music gaining a BMus (Hons) degree Craig went on to continue his studies with a postgraduate diploma at the Royal Academy of Music. 

Craig has performed throughout the world as an orchestral and chamber musician and as a soloist. He is a versatile player with a keen interest in all genres of music and is currently principal trumpet of the Charities Philharmonia, which is based in London. Other experiences include the London Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and the Royal Opera House to name but a few.

Ben Capon

Ben studied at Trinity College of Music with Gerard McChrystal attaining a BMus (Hons) Performance on Saxophone. He enjoys a varied performing career which includes being a member of two successful saxophone quartets, playing in shows, orchestral playing and doing solo work. Ben has performed in France, Germany, Holland and the UK with a recent major achievement being playing as a Concerto Soloist at the British Saxophone Congress in 2011.  Ben is passionate about teaching and aims to inspire the love for music he has in others. His teaching includes private lessons and teaching at More House School as well as teaching at Farnham Music & Drama. Ben teaches saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano and runs the sax ensemble.  

Charlotte Hobbs

Charlotte Hobbs is an accomplished pianist. As an experienced piano accompanist she has played for Elmhurst School for Dance, The Royal Ballet School, Canoldir Male Choir and Ex Cathedra Junior Academy. She completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Music in 2009, under the tuition of Robert Markham and Philip Martin. Charlotte then became Musician in Residence at a school in Stourbridge, providing accompaniment for students and assisting in music classes. More recently Charlotte has been based in Hampshire and Surrey, where she has continued her work as a ballet accompanist, played for the children's drama school 'Perform' and accompanied many performers. She has also enjoyed performing with Theatre Alibi for their production of The Crowstarver. Charlotte loves to share her passion for music with others and is delighted to be working as a piano teacher at Farnham Music and Drama. 

Charlie Coulson-Smith

Charlie Coulson-Smith is an experienced musician trained in a wide variety of musical instruments including the piano.  Charlie's first study is guitar and he has been playing for over 10 years.  He is an experienced guitarist and an expert in a variety of styles and genres ranging from classical/Spanish guitar to modern rock/pop and jazz.  Charlie is also passionate about classical music and the influence this has on modern music. Aside from teaching Guitar and Bass guitar Charlie plays in various bands as a session musician.