Meet the Trainer – Katie Geelan

Feb 7, 2023

Katie has 30 years experience teaching and leading Primary Music. As Head of Bury Music Collaborative (2005 -2022) Katie led music across 5 Bury Primary Schools. Within her role she taught Curriculum music from Nursey through to Year 6, devised a bespoke scheme of work and developed music across the whole school. Katie has a passion for singing and believes every school can become ‘A singing school.’ She leads upbeat and inspiring ‘Big Sing’ assemblies where all children engage in vocal activities.

Katie is also a multi-instrumentalist. She is able to deliver ‘Whole class tuition’ (Wider Opportunities) in violin, keyboard, tuned percussion, recorder, samba and voice. She creates large scale events for schools to collaborate through music and song.

Notable events in Katie’s career include the formation of 2 large scale choirs; Bury Fire Choir and Encore Youth Fire Choir. Both choirs regularly appear on BBC TV. Children’s choirs from Katie’s Schools have sang at the Albert Hall, the O2 Arena London, live on Children in Need and Blue Peter.

Katie is now available for Music Consultancy

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