Torfaen Male Choir
Lucie's musical journey began at the age of 9 on the clarinet before moving onto the piano at the age of 11. As a young student, Lucie studied with Martin Richards (ABRSM examiner) and later Vanessa Latarche (Head of Keyboard, Royal College of Music).
As an undergraduate, Lucie studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) under the guidance of Aaron Shorr (Head of Keyboard and Collaborative Piano) graduating in 2010 with First Class Honours. Her penultimate year of study was spent at the Vienna Conservatory, Austria under Gerhard Geretschlaeger (international performer). Whilst at university Lucie won awards for both her academic work in Music as well as her performances.
Upon finishing her studies, Lucie travelled to India, supported by the WAM Foundation, to teach piano and general musicianship in the prestigious Doon School, and to teach local piano teachers at both the Music Studio, Gurgaon and Performers Collective, Gurgaon.
On return, Lucie settled in Kingston-Upon-Thames and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status from Kingston University.
Until recently, Lucie taught classroom Music to children aged 4-11 at Thomas's Kensington Preparatory School (Thomas's London Day Schools) alongside teaching piano privately. Whilst at Thomas's, she prepared whole classes and individuals for a wide variety of performances including some held at the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall.
Lucie's teaching career began at the age of 15, teaching the children of neighbours and family friends. Now with seventeen years teaching experience, she is proficient at teaching children and adults of all ages.
Since relocating back to South Wales in 2016, Lucie has continued performing, teaching and accompanying. Previously she held the role of accompanist for Cwmbran Male Choir and Sally's Angels Simply Singers and currently is accompanist for Torfaen Male Choir and Assistant Musical Director for Pontnewydd Male Choir. Lucie also delivers weekly Music lessons at her local nursery, Rhiwderin Meithrin.
Outside of Music, Lucie is a keen distance runner and has recently established the running group Newport Female Runner's Network, leading regular free 5KM runs across Newport for female runners of all abilities.
Jack has studied piano since the age of 6, later picking up the alto and tenor saxophone qualifying with grade 8 distinctions in all awarded by ABRSM (Associated Board Of The Royal School Of Music).
Jack has accompanied several choirs from 15 years old, including the previous Pontypool Male Choir and became Musical Director of the amalgamated Torfaen Male Choir in August 2019.
He has performed in venues across the UK including The Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham, St Davids Hall and The Millenium Centre; as a soloist and member of big bands, Jaz and Wind Orchestras.
Jack is ambitious to develop his skills as Musical Director with the choir and ensure the choir continues to progress, experimenting with new musical styles
and techniques along the way.
Lucie Bebbington Lewis