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Eloise Garland

Eloise is a 22-year-old professional musician, teacher, and Deaf awareness campaigner based in London, UK. She works alongside a number of charities, organisations, and companies to promote full inclusion and access to music for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. She is also a member of Music and the Deaf's FORTE Ensemble - a unique ensemble made up of four professional classical musicians with varying degrees of hearing loss.

Eloise began studying music at the age of seven as a young chorister at her local church in Rhyl, North Wales, before joining the choir at St Asaph Cathedral in 2006. At the age of nine, Eloise began violin lessons with teachers Jane Foad and Margaret Scourse. Her love of singing led her to join the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir in 2010 and, at the age of 15, Eloise was awarded a place at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, where she studied voice, violin, and piano. Here, Eloise had the opportunity to develop her solo soprano career under Helen Francis, as well as work with musicians such as David Hill, Maggie McDonald, and Sir Mark Elder.

Following her time at Chetham's, Eloise moved to London and completed her Bachelor of Music with Honours degree at City, University of London. Whilst here, Eloise received vocal lessons under Margaret Humphrey-Clark at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was also an active member of several ensembles both in and out of university grounds, including the university Chamber Choir, City University Experimental Ensemble, and the London Philharmonic Choir. Throughout her degree, Eloise drew on her own experiences as a Deaf musician. She decided to focus on researching the benefits of teaching music to Deaf children in the UK which later became her chosen area of study for her final dissertation.

Eloise is now a professional singer and violinist based in London. She regularly performs with the charity Music and the Deaf as a soloist and ensemble member at a range of venues around the UK. Most recently, she has performed at venues such as Kings Place, London, the Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, and the Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax. She has also performed for private events at the House of Lords and the Arlington Arts Centre in Newbury.

Eloise is also a teacher and workshop leader to children and adults both in and outside the classroom environment. She currently holds both academic and peripatetic teaching positions at Blackheath Conservatoire, Sing Academy, and Lambeth Music Service, and also has several private pupils.

Eloise is passionate about promoting full access and inclusion in music education for Deaf children and young people. She works alongside a number of charities and organisations to run music workshops for people with hearing loss. She also provides individually-tailored one-to-one musicianship lessons to support the development of young musicians with hearing loss. Eloise has spoken at a number of Deaf awareness workshops and events, most recently appearing as a guest lecturer at Brunel University where she shared her experiences as a musician with hearing loss and challenged the students to think about music from a non-aural perspective.


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