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Kate Burns

Head of Faculty - Strings and Orchestras

Kate Burns is Head of Strings and Orchestras at Loughborough Schools Foundation. She studied violin with James Coles at Birmingham Conservatoire, has freelanced orchestrally and performs with several groups including string quartet Quattro Parlando. She trained in the Colourstrings/Kodaly approach and teaches KS1 classroom music and heads up the schools' Y2 string programme going on to follow students through to Y13 as orchestral musicians. She firmly believes in the Kodaly quote "the musical education of the child begins 9 months before the birth of the parent" and has set up parents' classes and pre-school parent and tot classes at LSF.

Highlights in recent years have been conducting the schools' Symphony Orchestra and their all age, multilevel string orchestra in performances of Vaughan Williams' Concerto Grosso in the Music for Youth Schools Proms in Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. She has been involved in music for worship at several churches over the years.