Boppin’ Musical Team
Caz has joined the Boppin’ Bunnies team following in the footsteps of her older brother Henry George.
She plays the violin, guitar, piano has a wonderful singing voice, which will be a treat for her classes to hear!
Caz has worked with little ones in a variety of settings; including an orphanage for abandoned children in Thailand, providing music activities for children with physical disabilities, behavioural problems and learning difficulties. Caz’s love of music stems from her experience of playing music and developing musicianship skills from a very young age.
Penny has recently graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and has been appointed Deputy Leader of the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra. Penny is a very passionate orchestral violinist.
She currently teaches as a peripatetic violin teacher with Stretto Music and has worked with organisations including Animate Orchestra, Greenwich Music Hub, Music Maestros, The Future Music Group and Boppin’ Bunnies.
Georgia is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist with a long history of taking part in and leading music workshops. She is an experienced performer and plays in a number of groups from folk through to neo-soul and contemporary jazz. She released her debut EP Nina in 2018 and gigs with her band, made up of fellow alumni of the Aldeburgh Young Musicians programme.
Having grown up taking part in creative music workshops with the Barbican and Guildhall school, Georgia is hugely passionate about music education. As well as being a Boppin’ Bunnies teacher, she also teaches in schools across London. Georgia studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
Ben Trigg began playing the piano as soon as he was tall enough to reach the keys. He quickly combined this with percussion by acquiring a drum kit by the age of 6. He went on to greater things, studying at London’s Centre for Young Musicians and the Bromley Youth Music Trust before heading to the University of York’s prestigious Music department where he specialised in percussion, composition and jazz piano. Ben is in demand as a tutor, live musician and recording artist and continues to write and produce songs in his own right.
Gennie is a freelance clarinettist and bass clarinettist, teacher and workshop leader. She graduated from the University of Nottingham in with a BA (Hons) in Music, specialising in performance. Gennie regularly performs as a soloist and in chamber and orchestral concerts in venues across London, including performances at the Wigmore Hall, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, and St John's Smith Square.
In addition to her work with Boppin' Bunnies, Gennie is also a freelance clarinet teacher, currently tutoring for Music in Offices, London Music Centre, and Musico South.
Alice is a freelance music therapist and musician playing recorders and flute. Having completed her masters at Guildhall School of Music and Drama she works as a music therapist across East London. Alongside her work with Boppin’ Bunnies, Alice is also a Stretto Music teacher.
Alice was lucky enough to have an excellent and enthusiastic music teacher when aged six. She is aware how important fun musical experiences are at an early age. This love for music and passion for children to be actively involved is at the forefront of Alice’s teaching.
As well as working for Boppin’ Bunnies, Cat is an active teacher and freelance musician across London, Surrey and the rest of Europe. As a performer and facilitator, Cat has worked in many of the country’s leading concert venues including the Barbican Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Her varied teaching experience includes working with children with behavioural and learning difficulties, peripatetic teaching on bassoon, oboe and recorder, workshop leading and working in a variety of early years settings.
Cat has also had acting training and loves bringing all of her experience and ideas into her Boppin’ Bunnies sessions.
Alba Cabral is a Brazilian musician based in London since 2009. She composes, performs an collaborates in several projects including her original ones Let Drum Beat, an all female Afro-Brazilian influenced percussion & vocals band. She took a Masters Degree in Music Leadership at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and leads workshops of Body-Music, Collective Music Making and Percussion Ensembles, Music for toddlers & families in various settings.
Daniel is a jazz guitarist and composer originally from Aberdeen, Scot-land. He graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s jazz programme and is now completing his Masters at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. He regularly performs across the UK with various projects - and has worked with the National Youth Jazz Or-chestra of Scotland and Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra.
He is very excited to lead Boppin’ Bunnies classes and teach little ones about the Guitar!
Francesco is an Italian guitarist born in Padova. He completed his Masters at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. He graduated at the Bologna Conservatoire in the class of Walter Zanetti, and attended the Segovia Guitar Academy in Pordenone. Francesco’s versatile approach to guitar led him to perform in a wide range of ensembles, exploring genres such as Tango, Contemporary, Opera, Popular and Traditional Music. He has performed throughout Europe and South America.
He is founding member and the guitarist in the Italian World-Music ensemble ‘Zephyros’ (www.zephyrosmusic.com)
Jess is a freelance singer and teacher from Cheshire who graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a BMus (Hons) in Vocal performance. Jess attended Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and was a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Jess has been working with children for many years, particularly children with special needs and physical disabilities and enjoys running workshops for all ages and abilities. Jess loves to share music with everyone and is a perfect addition to our Boppin' Bunnies team.
Emily studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she graduated with a first class Honours. Her interests are wide and varied reaching from the deep roots of folk music through to Medieval and Baroque. The instruments she plays are equally varied, including violin, vielle, bagpipes, recorders, hurdy gurdy and shawm.
As well as her work for Boppin Bunnies, Emily is a music teacher and has experience in both the primary and secondary sectors. She has also led folk workshops for adults and children at national folk festivals and music centres. Emily is also a professional performer. She plays with a range of ensembles including The Artisans and The Dufay, the twice BBC Young Folk Award nominated Askew Sisters and ceilidh bands.
Rebecca graduated with a degree in vocal studies from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, and now works all over the world as a Vocal Animateur. When not Boppin', the rest of her week is spent leading outreach and education projects and workshops for companies including the Royal Opera House, the Southbank Centre and Stretto Music and has led vocal projects as far away as Zimbabwe. Rebecca is an accomplished flautist, using this and her recorder regularly in her Boppin' Bunnies sessions, and especially enjoys the calm that descends upon the groups during the first few notes!