Music in Schools

I have many years experience of teaching music in schools. As a peripatetic singing and instrumental teacher, I have taught individual lessons, whole class teaching and run numerous choirs and ensembles, incorporating a wide range of instruments and styles of music.   I am experienced at leading classes at Key Stage 1 and 2.

I have a current DBS check and public liability insurance.

Her lessons are extremely well prepared and always designed to meet the needs of the particular group with whom she is working at the time. I can recommend Sian as a reliable and accomplished class singing teacher.” Judith Peel, Headteacher and Music Coordinator Belmont Primary, Belmont, Bolton


I can provide class singing, lunchtime or after school choirs, whole school singing, and performances. I have worked for 9 years with music services in the Northwest as a vocal tutor for wider opportunity and singing projects, including large group singing events, regular performances at assembly.  I am flexible and able to do one off sessions as well as special projects leading to performance, and regular sessions throughout a term.


Leading a Sing-Up event in Preston Guild Hall

“The children always look forward to their weekly singing lesson with Miss Phillips and as the songs are always fun and catchy I often hear them practising new songs they have learned between lessons.
Many pupils are often keen to take part in further singing activities- some children join the school choir or decide to take part in other outside school music or drama groups.” Mrs L Wilson, Year 4 Teacher, St Antony’s RC Primary School, Shadsworth, Blackburn

Junk Percussion

I also offer a Junk Percussion workshop, for themed days providing percussion instruments for up to 30 children at Key Stage 1 and 2.  I teach the children to play rhythms and songs from Latin America and Africa on fun percussion and wind instruments made of recycled materials.  Instruments making workshops also available.


Folk Music

I have experience of working with Folk music in schools, teaching traditional folk songs and games, sometimes local to the school, using songs to teach children to create their own compositions.

I was part of “The Full English” showcase with E.F.D.S.S. IN 2013/2014, working in Primary, Bury, Lancashire.

I also experience in running folk groups in schools using traditional music with acoustic instruments.

“It is clear that her own musical knowledge and standards are extremely high and this level of challenge was passed on to the children. I would not hesitate to recommend the service provided and I hope to get the opportunity to work with Miss Phillips again in the future.” Oliver Haines,  Year 4 teacher St Aidens Primary, Blackburn, March 2014