Qualifications

  • MMus Orchestral Performance, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • BMus, University of Iowa
  • Child Protection in Education (Music) Level 2

Music – Hilary Stavros Ives

Hilary teaches Music, Choir and Orchestra in Lower School, Middle and Upper School. She is originally from Utah and has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Orchestral Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Hilary is a teacher and performer in Woodwind and Strings – Oboe, Cor Anglais, Saxophone, Clarinet, Recorder, Violin, Viola, Cello and Music Theory. She also performs on a variety of Renaissance recorders and shawms and has worked extensively as a musician, collaborative artist, and on-stage performer in Musical Theatre.

Hilary is passionate about music and is committed to inspiring students and conveying the joy and fulfilment music can bring. She started violin aged 7, picked up the oboe at 12, and was active in school and extra-curricular music-making throughout her teens. Her first job at age 17 was as a performer with the Utah Shakespeare Festival as a recorder player, and this inspired her to pursue a career in music.

Hilary has taught in the US and UK in individual/group instrument lessons in schools, and also as a teacher for school orchestra, choir and music appreciation. She enjoys helping students of all levels of understanding, from beginners to Grade 8, and has taught a broad range of instruments including flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, violin, cello, viola, recorder, TooTs, and DooDs, singing and rhythm work, music theory and notation.