Musical Director: Jan Rowe

Growing up in London, Jan was a member of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra.

At 18, she attended Colchester Institute where she studied the violin with Tessa Robbins, and Harmony and Orchestration with Alan Bullard, gaining a BA Honours degree in music and an ARCM diploma. This was followed by a post graduate teaching certificate (PGCE) at Trent Park. Whilst still living and teaching in London, she studied the Suzuki method of violin teaching at the Royal College of Music, played in West End shows and did some recording session work.

Moving to Suffolk, she took up a teaching post with Suffolk County Music Service. For over 30 years, she was involved with 'Suffolk Youth Music', conducting the South Suffolk String Orchestra and the South Suffolk Youth Orchestra, and coached the strings of the Suffolk Youth Orchestra.

As well as teaching, she enjoys a busy life of playing, writing, and arranging music.


Deputy Musical Director: David Tempest 

The Committee:-

Name Role
Karen Wilkes Chair
Ruth Symington Secretary
Jill Geaney Treasurer
Maggie Gaved Membership Secretary
Tom Frost Webmaster and Publicity
Karen Wilkes and Lorraine Cook Music Librarians
Liz Jones Concert Coordinator
Rebecca Crerar  
Paul Herrigan