Lisa Rowe

I am an experienced ex primary and Early Years teacher living in central Devon. I taught in primary schools in Devon, Bath and London for 26 years, including two years as solely a music lead working within a local MAT. This entailed leading choirs and school bands along with the regular curricular input. In the past two years I have left my school based role but now work as a music teacher inside and outside of schools. I also teach violin, guitar and occasionally accordion privately. I have studied on an MA in music therapy and often use these principles in my work, especially supporting those with SEND.

I now lead an Early Years music group for babies and young children in Exeter, teach violin 1:1 as a peripatetic, and also cover PPA in a local primary school where I lead WCET sessions in violin, ukelele, guitar, steel pans, whistle and other instruments. This involves also covering curricular music. Recently I also headed up a group of young folk musicians, helping them to arrange and play music together for a young person’s music festival.

I am looking for further work in any of the above areas, and will consider anything within reasonable driving distance of East Dartmoor, both in and outside of schools. I can provide references in advance if required!


  • Early Years Music
  • Folk Fiddle
  • Guitar (Classical)
  • Music Therapy
  • Recorder
  • Violin
  • Whistle

Teaching types

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

Membership Organisations and Professional Bodies

  • Musicians Union

Legal documentation

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

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