Delwyn Stanbridge-Allen – Director of Instrumental 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.
Heather Fox – Music Teacher
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.
Ian Campbell – Vocal Coach
Ian Campbell has worked on the international stage as a performer and teacher spending eight years with Opera Australia and seven years in the UK. Ian teaches classical, opera and musical theatre. Many past pupils have reached the final of the NZ Aria contest; two of which won the contest and one of which went on to win the McDonald’s Aria contest in Sydney, an internationally prestigious award. At secondary school level his students are consistently achieving merit and excellence passes at NCEA levels 1, 2 and 3 and selected pupils sit Royal School of Music exams through to ATCL level.
Alan has been teaching drums for 23 years. He has played in bands since he was 15, the most notable of these being Knightshade which achieved chart success with songs at nine, 14 and 23 in the New Zealand charts. Alan has also supported international bands including Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Guns and Roses, ZZ Top, Jimmy Barnes, Steve Vai and the Angels.
Sam has a grade eight at Trinity College on trumpet and a BA of Arts majoring in Music from the University of Waikato. His performing experience ranges from playing in orchestras to playing lead guitar on stage with blues-rock icon Chris Thompson of Manfred Mann fame.
Simon is a highly respected musician and experienced guitar tutor. His major musical achievements in performance and teaching includes composing the 8Forty8 album, Edge of Time, which won the Rock FM Album of the Year and coaching the Hamilton Girls High School group, Handsome Geoffrey, to win the national final of the Smokefreerockquest. In 2008, he played guitar for legendary bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple and Black Sabbath).
Derek Shaw is passionate about music and is currently involved with three bands in the Waikato and is a session musician for various bands and productions. He has played guitar fore more than 20 years and has a grade five in music theory and grade seven in classical guitar. Derek teaches rock guitar and bass and classical guitar. To-date he has had 100 percent pass rate with his private students.
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.
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 Collegiate, 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).
Bill studied under member of the Ulster Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, London Brass and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He moved to New Zealand in 2005 to take up a position with the Royal New Zealand Navy Band. In 2006, he left the navy band and worked as a freelance musician and teacher in Auckland, during which time he worked with the Auckland Philharmonia, played with the National Youth Orchestra as a principal trumpet player and performed as a guest player with the Southern Sinfonia, Vector Wellington Orchestra and New Zealand Opera. Bill performs regularly as a soloist both in Hamilton and the larger Waikato area and is a soloist with the Opus Orchestra. He is also a founding member of Bold As and Waikato Brass Quintet.
Elena completed her Bachelor of Music Performance in 2016 at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington. In 2017, Elena moved to the University of Waikato to be under the tutelage of James Tennant, where she received both first-class honours in cello performance and a postgraduate diploma, also in cello performance. Elena is an accomplished cellist and teacher; she has performed throughout New Zealand in a variety of ensembles over the last 8 years. Currently, Elena performs with the Autangi Ensemble, OPUS Orchestra and OCT ensemble. Elena is a certified Suzuki cello teacher and has an established private studio based out of Cambridge. In addition to this Elena is the cello tutor for itinerant music across 5 schools in the Hamilton Community. In her spare time, Elena volunteers her time and expertise to mentor young musicians through a music outreach charity for underprivileged children.
Dr Philip Smith
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.
Oliver Barratt is a Hamilton-based Musician, Teacher and Conductor with 11 years experience teaching and performing throughout the upper North Island. Originally from Buckinghamshire in the UK, Oliver initially started his musical career learning the Cello. Upon emigrating to New Zealand with his family, he made the switch to Clarinet. He currently teaches Woodwinds, Percussion & Chamber Music at St Paul’s Collegiate School, Matamata Intermediate School, Te Kowhai School and Waikato Waldorf School, in addition to running his own private teaching practice and working as an Artist tutor for Sistema Whangarei. Oliver regularly performs in the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra and musical theatre productions for Hamilton Operatic Society and local schools. He was the Conductor of the HCCM Sinfonia for 10 years, Music Director for Tauranga Girls/Boys Colleges 2016 production of ‘Fame’ and is the current Musical Director of the Waikato Schools Symphonic Band. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Theatre Studies and a Graduate diploma of Teaching from the University of Waikato.