Music teachers

  • Music Delwyn Ringle

    Delwyn Ringle

    Director of Music

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    Delwyn Ringle

    Delwyn Ringle

    Director of Music, Music

    Delwyn graduated from Hamilton Girls' High School in 1991 and moved to the USA in 1997. While living in the USA she completed a Bachelor of Music Education with honors at James Madison University in Virginia, a Master of Arts in Worship Studies and Church Leadership at Liberty University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership Administration/Supervision from Old Dominion University.

    Delwyn worked at Page County High School for eight years as Director of Performing Arts, where she was the 2017-18 teacher of the year, her marching band won numerous 1st place finishes, she directed 7 musicals, and her band and choir students represented at regional and state levels every year.

    After 22 years in the USA, she moved home to New Zealand to be closer to family. She has two adult children and loves to travel and see new places. She is very pleased to be working at St Paul’s Collegiate School, where she directs both the Concert Band and Big Band and produces the annual productions.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8876 Email: d.ringle@stpauls.school.nz

  • Music Heather Fox

    Heather Fox

    Music Teacher

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    Heather Fox

    Heather Fox

    Music Teacher, Music

    Heather Fox holds a string of credentials from around the world along with international teaching experience from Abu Dhabi and the United Kingdom in music and the arts. She has chosen to continue her love of teaching and share her knowledge and expertise with students of St Paul’s.

    Heather spent 16 years working at world-renowned private schools, most recently, Al Bateen Academy in Abu Dhabi, as the Deputy Head of Senior School and the Head of Music.

    Originally employed as the Head of Music, Heather improved General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) Music to 100% (grades 9-6) and was rated outstanding by Abu Dhabi Education Council. She successfully established the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum in the school with results soaring to 100% (grades 9-5) which was also rated outstanding.

    After receiving a promotion to Deputy Head of Senior School, Heather took on several duties including designing and implementing curriculum, department reviews and management of staff and projects - all while maintaining her music teaching. The biggest highlight in her teaching career was seeing one of her students achieve the Pearson GCSE Music ‘Highest Mark in the World’ for private schools while teaching at Al Bateen.

    Prior to Al Bateen Academy, Heather was employed as Head of Creative Arts at The British International School in Abu Dhabi. She led the subjects within the music, drama, and dance departments over a two-year period.

    Heather’s education comes highly qualified holding a Bachelor of Music with Honours from The University of Hull in East Riding of Yorkshire, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education where she completed her Qualified Teacher Status and went on to further her credentials with The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL).

    Her professional development has been ongoing throughout her career, obtaining her NPQSL, IBDP Managing the Extended Essay CAT 3 and Penta Inspection Training Level 1 and 2 - just to name a few.

    Heather brings her extensive musical and arts background to St Pauls’ teaching music to Year 9, 10, 11 and 13.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: h.fox@stpauls.school.nz

  • Music Chris Greenslade

    Chris Greenslade

    Piano Teacher

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    Chris Greenslade

    Chris Greenslade

    Piano Teacher, Music

    Chris Greenslade was a student of leading pianist Bruce Greenfield. He went on to complete an honours degree in performance with Richard Mapp at the Wellington Conservatorium of Music where he received a NGCNZ Scholarship. He conducted research into the education of musically gifted children and continued his postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with Mark Ray where he received a Julius Scholarship and a Lankhuysen/Whetu Kairangi Masonic Trust grant. Chris established the Greenslade Piano Studio and has a busy teaching schedule of prizewinning students. He also provides music appreciation classes at Conductive Education Waikato for children with special needs and teaches piano and the history of western music at Vision College Hamilton.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 Email: c.greenslade@stpauls.school.nz

  • Music Rosalie Glessing

    Rosalie Glessing

    Woodwind Teacher

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    Rosalie Glessing

    Rosalie Glessing

    Woodwind Teacher, Music

    With over seven years of tutoring experience, Rosalie is a popular music teacher within her seven different schools she teaches at. When she is not music teaching at one of her schools, she is coaching private lessons at home. Rosalie began on the Clarinet 15 years ago and moved overseas to the United Arab Emirates where she finished high school to get more serious with music. She then began lessons in Singing, Piano and Saxophone, on top of the Clarinet. Rosalie has ABRSM Grade 8 in all four instruments along with ABRSM Grade 6 Theory and a DipABRSM in Tutoring. Since she has moved back to New Zealand she has had the opportunity to learn the Bassoon and gone on to play in Hamilton Operatics, TWSO, Clarence Street Theatre and other local school productions.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 Email: r.glessing@stpauls.school.nz

  • Music Jack Walters

    Jack Walters

    Music Assistant

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    Jack Walters

    Jack Walters

    Music Assistant, Music

    Jack Walters (Williams 2014-2018) is a performer, composer and music educator based in the heart of the Waikato in New Zealand. Jack studies a Bachelor of Professional Studies majoring in Film, TV & Game Composition via online learning at Berklee College of Music based in Boston, MA, USA. After graduating at the end of 2021, Jack intends on completing a Masters in Teaching and Learning in New Zealand and a Masters of Music from Berklee. Jack studied Piano, Pipe Organ and Music Theory growing up and was an Organ Scholar whilst at St Paul’s. Jack has a varied taste in Music, ranging from the Renaissance period and Baroque improvisation of J.S. Bach, lush Romantic and experimental 20th Century to Film Scores and Contemporary Music. Whilst Jack doesn’t enjoy all music, he has an appreciation for the craftsmanship of all music! Jack teaches Piano, Music Theory and Music Technology/Production as an Itinerant Teacher at St Paul’s, whilst residing in Clark House as a Residential Assistant. Jack is the Musical Director of Performing Arts at Fairfield Intermediate School and whilst studying at Berklee, Jack is also preparing to sit an LTCL in Pipe Organ (equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree).

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 Email: j.walters@stpauls.school.nz

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