Music Department Staff

Name Department

Peter Davis MA ARCO FISM

Director of Music

David Williams BA Assistant Director of Music
Harry Jacques BA ARCO Organist & Teacher of Academic Music
Zoe Wardell MA Teacher of Academic Music
Joseph Arkwright BMus Graduate Musician
Georgina Carter Music Department Administrator
Sabine Russell BA ​Concerts & Music Projects Administrator

Steve Foster GRSM DipRCM

Head of Brass & Percussion (Trumpet)

Richard Baker Dip TCL LTCL Trombone & Tuba
Lilla Di Micei GBSM ABSM Horn
Andrew Ferguson Drums
Christina Slominska BMus Percussion & Drums

Anne Bolt MMus BA

Head of Piano

Victoria Bonham MPerf MMus Piano
Louise Cournarie MA Piano
Peter Foggitt BA MMus PGDip Piano
Cason Kang MMus Piano
Jane McKee GBSM ABSM Piano & Theory
Elizabeth Murphy GTCL Piano
Gareth Lumbers BMus LRAM Jazz Piano

Emily Holland BMus PGDip

Head of Strings (Violin)

Katherine Collison BMus Violin
Gabriella Jones BA ​Violin
Rebecca Leyton-Smith BA Cello
Melissa Favell-Wright BA PGAdvDip Double Bass
Soraya Vermeulen BMus LTCL Harp


Rachel Broadbent BMus Oboe
Gareth Lumbers BMus Saxophone
Jane McKee GBSM ABSM Recorder
Lisa Nelsen BMus Flute
David Rix LRAM HonARAM Clarinet & Saxophone
Connie Tanner BMus LRAM Bassoon
Manda Williams GBSM ABSM Flute


Maria-Ioana Ford Classical & Acoustic Guitar
David Williams BA Electric, Acoustic & Bass Guitar


David Beavan MA  
Richard Coxon GRNCM  
Julie Moffat DipRCM  
Yvonne Sandison PPRNCM  
Helen Williams GRNCM PPRNCM  
Peter Davis

Peter Davis

Director of Music

I have been Director of Music at Oakham since September 2005 and hold a first class degree in Music from Cambridge University, where I spent three years as organ scholar with St John’s College’s renowned Chapel Choir. I am committed to engaging as many pupils as possible in school music, both as performers and within the curriculum, as well as providing specialist support for the School’s most talented musicians. I conduct the Chapel Choir, Chamber Choir, Lower School Choir and Symphony Orchestra.