Board of Trustees

As a registered charity we comply with UK law governing charitable bodies. Oversight of the organization is provided by a board of trustees, elected by members at the Annual General Meeting held in March each year. The Chair is elected by trustees at a board meeting in May,  serves for a year and may stand for re-election the following year.

Trustees and Management

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Kathryn Templeman – Chair; Lead for Examinations

Kathryn has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Bath. She is a musician and a  qualified music teacher, as well as a Dalcroze Certificate holder. She plays regularly as a violinist with OAE and other historical performance groups. She is currently the Principal of an International Baccalaureate World School in Denmark. In addition Kathryn also works for the IBO, as a school visitor, workshop leader and MYP examiner.

Richard Strivens – Lead for Governance and Interim Treasurer

As a singer, Richard has worked with all the national opera companies either on stage or as a workshop leader. As an educator, his career has spanned the community work of SingUp to lecturing on vocal pedagogy at RNCM.  He co-founded the flourishing Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera in 2017 with the composer and singer, Nina Whiteman. As a science graduate, he values clarity of thought and attention to detail. He recognises that Dalcroze Eurhythmics qualifications are hard-won and are considered a gold standard of international repute. The support that the Society can offer teachers, trainees and members is crucial to their development and consequently the prestige of the Society.

Dr Karin Greenhead – Director of Studies

Holds the Diplôme Supérieur of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (IJD), Geneva and is Director of Studies for Dalcroze UK and Co-Director of Studies for the Dalcroze Eurythmics International Examination Board (DEIEB). Karin trained at the Royal College of Music, London as a pianist/violinist/harpsichordist and subsequently as a singer. She has performed in all these capacities and her performing experience has informed her teaching of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. She has developed Dynamic Rehearsal, an application of Dalcroze principles to the rehearsal and performance of repertoire which has been demonstrated worldwide with children, amateur and professional players and singers and is the subject of her doctoral thesis.

Karin teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and at TrinityLaban, London and has a well-established international practice. Her teaching experience includes teaching in nursery, primary and secondary schools but the main focus of her teaching in recent years has been on the training of professional musicians and Dalcroze teachers. Author of a growing number of publications, she is a frequent presenter at conferences, a member of the Collège of the IJD and a founder member of the scientific committee of the International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS).

Spring Into Dalcroze UK Course 2022Jacqueline Vann – Director of Projects

Holds the Diplôme Supérieur of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (IJD), Geneva and is Director of Projects for Dalcroze UK

Jacqueline graduated from the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in 1997 and has, since then, taught on the UK’s training courses from Foundation to Licence. She also teaches regularly on the International Summer School and Easter Courses.  With a background in Performance Arts, she has experience teaching Dalcroze to children and adults of all ages including those with Specific Learning Difficulties. Jacqueline is also an examiner for the DEIEB exams (Dalcroze Eurhythmics International Examination Board).

Jacqueline gives Dalcroze workshops nationally and internationally. She has presented papers and gave a keynote presentation at the International Conference in Dalcroze Studies (2013 & 2019). She has taught at a number of universities, music colleges and schools including Canterbury Christchurch College, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Jacqueline is currently completing a master’s course in Neuroscience & Education at the University of Bristol.

Sandi Smith – Manager

Sandi lives in the West Country and has almost 30 years’ experience of working in finance and administration. Before coming to Dalcroze UK, she worked at the University of Exeter where she was responsible for the research strategy for the College of Humanites and was also Deputy Director of College Operations. Here she and her team supported academics with grant applications, research budgets and events.

Passionate about creativity, she performs stand up comedy at weekends and takes part in improvisational practices to develop confidence in stage presence.

Christine Wardle – Development Manager

Christine lives in North Yorkshire with her husband Ian and springer spaniel Rocky.  She has 20 years experience of fundraising and development in the arts, education and heritage sectors, specialising in strategy and philanthropy.  

Christine volunteers as a trustee of both Lake District Summer Music and the Junior Royal Northern College of Music Endowment Fund and also runs a series of local chamber music concerts showcasing emerging artists.

Christine is responsible for the fundraising strategy of the Society.