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In September 2007 he was appointed Director of Music at Herne Hill School, a position he held for more than 11 years.

Herne Hill is a well established independent School in South-East London. Its ethos is best summarised by the motto "Herne Hill School for love, care and an excellent education".

Music and drama have a strong tradition at Herne Hill School and are regarded as central to its ethos. Most of the plays are tailored for the children by being composed and written in house.

During this time at Herne Hill, Mr. Carles (as everyone used to call him) was solely responsible for the entire musical programme of the school.
This included teaching music to all 12 classes, musically accompany weekly assemblies, devise and organise classroom assemblies, internal/external concerts and festivals, and compose/orchestrate the music for all of the school productions

Under his care the school won at the Beckenham Festival annually from 2008 - 2012, twice at the regional Music for Youth (2009 and 2010), and was awarded the Devonside Cup for Best Music and Drama Production at the ISA Nationwide Drama Competition in 2014.

In addition, he also supervised all applications and the scheduling of individual instrumental lessons for the children and was responsible for the peripatetic violin, cello and piano teachers.

..."The quality of singing in assemblies and productions is of an exceptionally high standard..." (ISI Inspection 2011)

..."Music tops the list of parental satisfactions, as one says, 'amazing concerts, children perform like a professional choir..." (The Good Schools Guide 2013)

..."The school’s music teaching must be about the best in the country judging from the Lloyd-Webber-esque quality of its productions - the amazing choral and wind instrument performances teased out of pupils is staggering..." (The Good Schools Guide 2018)
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"There can be no mischief where there is music..." CERVANTES
 
LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS
 
*BECKENHAM FESTIVAL 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 - Choir Category: Awarded the "MARGARET COOPER CUP" with HONOURS
 
*FESTIVAL for MFY 2009 and 2010 
Invited to perform at the 2009 & 2010 NATIONAL FESTIVAL of MFY due to a successful performance at the MFY REGIONAL FESTIVAL
 
*ISA DRAMA FESTIVAL 2014
Awarded the "DEVONSIDE CUP" for
Best Music & Drama Production
(NATIONWIDE COMPETITION)