Testimonials

“Bobbie has been an integral part of the team here at Small Heath from the moment she stepped through door. Always smiling, always pushing the pupils and always striving for the best. The consummate professionalism with a passion for music that the pupils find hard to resist.

Bobbie is a real asset to the school, hence we always find a way to get her back in year on year.”

Gurd Uhbie
Head of Creative Arts
Small Heath School

“Bobbie has been a great collaborator, band member, song writer, facilitator, string arranger and fixer to work with – that’s how versatile she is and there is still more to discover. A lovely gentle human being with a lot of soul and integrity – highly recommended!”

Mark Williams
Artistic Director
Heart n Soul

“Bobbie combines the rigour of a teacher, the flair of a musician and the expertise of a computer geek to engage children in practical and meaningful activities. She has worked with groups and classes of children on many times at my school and the teachers always ask for her back because her expectations of what the children will learn and how they will behave are both so high. Under her guidance, children have learned how to blog, podcast, sing and collaborate, producing writing and songs that we have all been proud of.”

Steve Philp
Deputy Headteacher
Paganel Primary Schoo
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“Bobbie is a talented musician and composer, who’s also deeply passionate about education, creative development and young people. She’s reliable, diligent and trustworthy and will provide a fantastic and solid addition to any team.”

Antonio Gould
Consultant and Producer (Independent)

“Bobbie worked on Sound It Out’s Down Your Way (Reminiscence) music and heritage project from September 2008 – December 2009. The project itself was an intergenerational project celebrating Castle Vale’s transformation and regeneration.

Bobbie worked with both primary and secondary pupils alongside older adults, using memories to inspire some fantastic new music.?Bobbie relates really well to people of all ages and is always enthusiastic during sessions, which motivates the participants she works with. Bobbie is very reliable and well organised. ”

N Briggs
Programme Officer
Sound It Out

“Excellent musician. Skilled, adaptable, personable and great to work with.”

Jeremy Briggs
Tour Producer
Roots Music

“Bobbie was chosen by young people and teaching staff for her abilities as a musician and her use of social media, but primarily because she was able to connect with our group. She listened to what the young people wanted, planned carefully with teaching staff and other creative practitioners to deliver workshops which engaged and motivated participants, and to effectively reflect with young people, supported and documented through the use of social media.
I admire her dedication to planning, effectively reflecting and communicating with everyone involved.”

Marcus Belben
Creative Agent
Creative Partnerships
Bright Space

“Bobbie is a thoughtful and considerate practitioner, during her time as a Creative Agent she needed to deal with some tricky situations, which she did with a great deal of professionalism and excellent communication. I would recommend her as a facilitator and creative practitioner.”

Jemima Waltho
Creative Programmer
Creative Partnerships
Bright Space

“Beatheadz was very well-received by the young people involved, and by the visitors to Wednesday’s session. It was packed with information – there was a lot for the young people to take on board in terms of the technology and new skills needed, but there was plenty support available from the workshop leaders.”

Project Manager
Looked After Children Education Service
Birmingham City Council

“I did over hear something I think in group 1 on Monday, was it somebody singing their song? It sounded really fabulous, and something that they wouldn’t have had the confidence to do before the sessions, which is really what I was hoping for.”

Head of Music
Archbishop Ilsley School

“BTEC kids are really missing you being here on a Thursday which I think shows the success of the project.”

Head of Music
Foxford School and Community Arts College

“Working with Bobbie was a pleasure because she is active – I could always count on her getting involved, showing up, and contributing. Reliable, is definitely the word. If things change unexpectedly, there’s no panic, just quick thinking, adapting and getting on with it – that’s so vital in a tricking situation. There’s no ego – I don’t quite know how to explain it, but I never got a sense that anything other than the outcome of the project was on her mind and because of this, she would always contribute great ideas, even if it was to make someone other than herself look good: no hidden agenda – fantastic. Bob also continually analysed the content, delivery and her individual approach; always wanting to learn, grow and improve. Who wouldn’t want to work with someone like this?”

Mark Mapstone
Social Media Consultant (Independent)

“Bobbie has been working with myself and my Primary classes for a number of years now. She is an incredibly skilful practitioner and has worked on projects involving music, video, audio you name it. However the one outstanding quality she has is her ability to make the activity fun. The children love her and get so much enjoyment (as well as new found skills) from the time they spend with her.”
Dave Harwood
Year 6 teacher
Paganel School

“Bobbie taught us about how music is structured. She told us about bars and how there could be four beats in the bar and that how in classical music there might only be two or three beats in a bar.”

Year 9 Workshop Participant

“I didn’t use to care about other people, but now I do. Because Bobbie and Mr Jordan have shown me respect, I have to show respect back, not just to them, but to everyone.”

Year 9 Workshop Participant

“Bobbie has also helped me improve my speaking skills and to control my nerves through breathing properly and slowing down how fast I speak.”

Year 9 Workshop Participant