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Trainer & Mentor

Katie’s work as a trainer and mentor is an important and enjoyable part of her portfolio career. She works both indepencently and with The Voices Foundation.   This national music education charity has nearly 30 years of experience supporting schools by training and mentoring their non-specialist teachers.

Katie takes a flexible approach and responds to each individual’s needs. This might include team teaching, observation, demonstrations, one-to-one and group training. 

You may be interested to watch the Voices Foundation’s impact film featuring Central Primary School in Watford where Katie trained and supported staff from 2009 until 2020. 

Katie Neilson Musicianship Practitioner

The Voices Foundation Impact Film (YouTube)

It is always great to reconnect with teachers I have worked with over the years and hear how certain songs, performances or musical experiences have stayed with them - music really does make a difference in people's lives and I am very lucky to play a part in that!'

 - Katie - 


Bespoke Training Courses

Katie regularly runs courses and training sessions many of which are bespoke. To find out more please contact Katie by clicking below.

Katie has always invested in individuals in the school and doesn’t just deliver to the group. She makes sure all teachers have the tools to succeed

 - Hayley, Central Primary School, Watford - 


Katie Neilson mentoring a primary school teacher
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