Charlotte Stus

Charlotte Stus BMus (Hons) LTCL DipABRSM DipLCM CME MISM
Langley Marsh TA4 2UL ☏07545841195 email


A highly motivated and enthusiastic Music Educator with 22 years’ experience as a Professional
Leading Musician in HM Royal Marines Band Service. A highly accomplished Solo Clarinettist, who
possesses excellent, high­level communication, planning and preparation skill; all of which are key
components to being an effective and amenable educator to young people, further endorsed with the
accredited Trinity CME (Certificate for Music Educators)

Key Skills
• Professional Clarinettist experienced in performing on the world stage in high pressure performance
situations and with a proven advanced level of qualification
• Strong military grounding enhanced resilience and adaptability to exceed expectation in diverse
environments and situations. A reliable, professional and conscientious attitude
• Teaching experience 7 years in varied educational settings, gaining the latest teaching qualifications
and a 100% pass rate. MISM Registered Peripatetic Teacher.
• Extensive musical skills conducting, musical leadership, piano accompaniment, saxophone, music
• CDP A detailed record as a peripatetic teacher, displaying a conscientious approach to staying
current. An ‘always learning’ attitude.

Relevant Qualifications
• 05/2023 ABRSM ‘Becoming a flexible music teacher’.
• 12/2022 Trinity Grade 5 Piano
• 03/2022 LTCL Performance, Clarinet
• 12/2019 Trinity Certificate in Music Education CME
• 10/2018 EduCare Child Protection in Education (Music) level 2
• 11/2015 ABRSM Theory Grade 6
• 06/2008 Bachelor of Music Honours Degree
• 12/2005 Dip ABRSM Clarinet Performance
• 04/2002 Dip LCM Electronic Keyboard

Music Education Experience
Supply Teacher, Guildhall Young Artists School of Music, Taunton (GYAT) 2022 – Present
• Peripatetic Clarinet and Saxophone tuition, small ensemble rehearsals, group classes in Music
theory and History.
• Supplying the required music workshops with adaptability, concise planning and preparation to
deliver high quality, entertaining, inspiring tuition to young musicians in a Saturday school setting of the
highest calibre.

Private Student Tuition 2019 ­ Present

• Several private students across all age ranges and adult learners, undertaking graded examinations
through ABRSM and Trinity.
• Experienced in lesson planning, lesson recording and self­reflection.
• Flexible approach in tailoring exam pathways and learning styles to student’s learning needs and
• Remote Theory tuition by means of video lessons to facilitate the ABRSM Workbooks resulting in
students passing the online exams with distinction.

Volunteer, Highpark Community Music Project 2017­ Present

• Demonstrating a passion for teaching young people music and inspiring access to music for all.
• Individual and group clarinet and saxophone tuition
• Leading ensemble sessions with excellent communication skills, conducting and musical
• Safeguarding officer ­ Managing the vital aspect of safeguarding within the organisation. Keeping up
to date with policies and best practice in an educational club/group setting.

DOM Wiveliscombe Town Band Sept 2023 ­ Present
• Recently appointed Musical Director of a local Brass Band
• Demonstrating conducting and musical directing in a large ensemble setting

Taunton School Sabbatical teaching March 2024
• Covering 14 clarinet and saxophone students at Taunton School (senior) abilities ranging from
grades 2 ­ 8.
• Passed full application and interview process, safeguarding checks and professional referencing.

Career Summary

HM Royal Marines Band Service 2002 ­ Present
• Acquired skills in: Composition, Arranging, Transcription, Aural, History, Viva Voce, Harmony,
Elements and Conducting. Fulfilling a BMus (hons) and promotion to Sergeant (middle management) broadened musical skills aside from performance. A music educator should possess a broad scope of musical knowledge to enhance and encompass instrumental tuition.
• Travelled the world and performed on the most prestigious stages and settings at both intimate high profile engagements and vast audiences alike. Experience in the art of performance as a soloist and as part of any ensemble is a desirable skill to pass on to students.
• Solo performances Vast experience of performing cadenzas within orchestral transcriptions and solo works accompanied by the wind band; notably the Artie shaw concerto and Victor’s Tale. Experience in performing from memory. Extensive recital experience throughout my career in obtaining all the above music performance qualifications and public recital performances in the local area.
• 9 years’ experience as a Senior Musician. Mentoring and developing young people, coaching them to achieve their full potential musically and as junior leaders within musical sections. Working well as part of a team.
• Principle Solo Clarinet. Musically leading the Wind Band and working in partnership with the conductor, managing the clarinet section and woodwind section, tuning and warming up the Band. Demonstrating advanced musical awareness and knowledge.
• Recruitment at a Senior Managerial level. Reaching out to educational settings and music groups to coordinate workshops with young people across the country. Excellent Communication skills by email, phone and face to face meetings. Delegation of tasks to the recruitment team. Presentation skills using PowerPoint to large audiences. Diverse experience in working alongside young people to enthuse and inspire through a musical experience.
• Middle Management. Managing up to 10 personnel at a time through their career paths, reporting and pastoral care. Displaying an organised and controlled workload and effective time management. Consistency in reliability, approachability, aspirational role model, professionally musically prepared and setting a positive example in the workplace.

• CMI Level 5 Certificate Management and Leadership
• Level 3 Certificate for Professional Workplace Coaches
• Level 3 Award in Workplace Coaching for Team Leaders and First Line Managers
• 3 A Levels: Music, English, Geology
• Workplace Risk Assessor IOSH
• First Aid Level 2
• 12 GCSE’s at grades A*­ B including Maths and English

Additional information
• HRH Duke of Edinburgh Prince’s Badge Award ­ Best Overall Musician in training (2005) RM Band

Personal account
Music is my ultimate hobby, which I have been lucky enough to pursue as a career. I continue to strive to further my musical skills and experiences. Learning the piano, I am working towards grade 6 to enable me to accompany students. I perform recitals in the local area, most recently at St Mary’s Magdalene Church, Taunton, Sunday teatime recital series. I am passionate about teaching and sharing music with others, it gives me immense satisfaction and joy. I am highly motivated in keeping my personal fitness at a high ­level enjoying running, swimming, cycling, yoga and playing netball for a local team. I live with my Husband Mike and 10 ­year ­old daughter Emilia. We enjoy the outdoors, camping and gardening together.


  • Clarinet
  • Music theory
  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Saxophone

Teaching types

  • Ensembles/group music-making
  • Individual lessons
  • Large group lessons
  • Small group lessons
  • Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET)
  • Workshops

Membership Organisations and Professional Bodies

  • Incorporated Society of Musicians

Legal documentation

  •   Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Children’s Barred List
  •   Child protection/safeguarding training certificate
  •   Public Liability Insurance

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