INSPIRING AND ENGAGING MUSICAL EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Our mission is to deliver highly engaging, immersive and inclusive musical experiences to every child and adult we work with. To use our love of music, our personalities and experience to provide not just musical learning opportunities, but to play a part in the development of a whole self.
Our everyday observations and experiences (and all the research) show us that music plays a huge role in improving children's self-esteem, focus, confidence, motivation, group cohesion, happiness and creativity, not to mention the positive impact carried over into other areas of learning and school life. The list goes on and on. To us, the benefits of engagement in music knows no bounds.
JOE ALLEN // FOUNDER
After many years living in London and working as a recording/touring musician and music educator, I relocated to the Suffolk countryside with my family in 2015.
Music has always given me identity, purpose, confidence and an incredible wealth of shared experiences. I’m deeply passionate about my role in guiding young people to discover these things for themselves.
I have performed all over the world, taught in countless schools and world renowned arts organisations and, for the last decade, have run a busy private tuition practice.
Alongside the Get Rhythm team of inspiring, energetic and effective tutors, we strive to offer a refreshing, unique and high quality service.
We assure quality of delivery through offering CPD to all tutors and regular observations. We are proud of our consistent quality across the team.
ABI BAILEY // PERCUSSION & MORE
Abi is an incredibly talented, versatile and experienced musician and educator. Abi enthuses and inspires musicality every day and is personally requested by every setting she visits.
Over the past decade Abi's focus has moved from Latin to African percussion leading eventually back to bass guitar. Abi is a session musician and producer and has worked with many artists including Emiliana Torrini, Sylver Tongue, A.J. Holmes and The Hackney Empire, Brian Eno & Karl Hyde, Kudaushe Matimba, Mark Ronson and Tanya Auclair.
We love Abi and so will you.
LAURA TUCK // VOCAL & MORE
“I love that every day as a singing teacher is different. One minute I could be helping a student earn UCAS points with their grade 8 exam, and the next I'm encouraging a desperately shy child make any kind of sound at all! Every achievement, no matter how small, is a rewarding moment for me, and that's why I love my job.”
Laura has been performing and recording professionally since she was 16, appearing alongside Paloma Faith and Florence & the Machine, writing for ALIBI Music and Decoy libraries.
She is dedicated to growing as an educator and is working towards her Certificate of Figure Proficiency in the Estill Voice Model as well as taking a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Practice specialising in Vocal Pedagogy.
Laura lights up every voice she works with and we are lucky to have her in our team.
GERARD OCONNELL // SONGWRITING
Singer-songwriter Gerard O'Connell was signed as an artist to Island Records before moving into songwriting. He went on to become an in-house songwriter with pop production outfit, Xenomania where he worked with a variety of artists including The Wanted, Cheryl Cole,The Saturdays and notably Kylie gaining cuts on her platinum selling Aphrodite record.
Gerard then signed to Perfect Songs publishing and is managed by Spilt Milk collaborating regularly writers such as Eg White and Justin Parker. In the past year he has been writing and developing many artists such as Will Heard, Pixie Lott, Jacob Banks, Lawson, Ellie Ingram and many more as well as collaborating with producers such as Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith 'Money on my mind') and Wilkinson ( Afterglow).
We are proud to work with Gerard on songwriting workshops and projects.
DAVID PYE // RECORDING & MUSIC TECH
Beginning his recording career working as an assistant engineer at The Mill Studio, Norfolk, David then began to work with local bands and musicians engineering their indie releases. He swiftly became freelance and after building relationships with esteemed producers such as Richard Formby and Rollo Armstrong and becoming their recording/mix engineer of choice he went on to work with the likes of Wild Beasts, Egyptian Hip Hop and many others.
Wild Beasts' album's 'Two Dancers' that David engineered, was also nominated for a Mercury Prize.
David is a gifted Producer/Mixer/Engineer and is our special weapon for projects and masterclasses!
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU