Carolyn PritchardDip Tch, LTCL, IRMTNZ
Westburn Primary School Music Specialist
Carolyn is the Music Specialist at Westburn Primary School and currently runs the Specialist Music Programme there along with Jasmine Webster. She takes the school orchestra, jazz band, marimba and ukulele groups, assists with choir and accompanies vocal and instrumental items. She is also music director for musicals that the school produces. She is passionate about music and the positive impact that it can have in a young person’s life.”
Westburn Primary School Music Assistant
Jasmine is a passionate and vibrant performer. Having trained in classical voice for six years before completing a Bachelor of Performing Arts at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA), Jasmine has been exposed to a vast array of genres and singing styles. Jasmine’s theatre and performance credits include the Christchurch Earthquake memorials (2014-2016), Phantom of the Opera (Showbiz), Love Is… Cabaret, Oklahoma! (Ben McDonald Productions) Polly in Fairystories – a concert reading, Rhonny in Hair (NASDA), Susie, Yevette, Rose in Joseph K (NASDA), Cherie in Blackrock (NASDA), Guys and Dolls (NASDA), Beauty and the Beast(NASDA), Elaine Paige in Concert (NASDA Chorus), Magical Music of Disney with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (NASDA Chorus). In 2015 Jasmine began to vocally train others. This quickly became a great passion for her and she is now teaching full time. Jasmine has a great desire to see young people being taught strong technique in order to master the art of contemporary singing.
Westburn Primary School Junior SMP Tutor
Celia has been involved in music education for many years as a primary and early childhood teacher, lecturer in Early Childhood at the Christchurch College of Education, primary music adviser in Canterbury with UC EdPlus at the University of Canterbury and National Facilitator in Primary Music for the Ministry of Education. She is Musical Director at the Christchurch School of Music and also regularly facilitates workshops for teachers, works in schools as a specialist music teacher, manages music events and writes resources for the MoE and the NZSO. Celia is a flute and recorder player and has recently completed a Masters in Education specialising in the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education at Waikato University.