Lynne Clark is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music. She first worked as a freelance violinist and instrumental teacher before becoming a full time teacher.
In 1997 Lynne gained her Master of Education degree through Nottingham University and was also awarded the Certificate of Kodály Music Education with distinction.
As Head of Music in Lady Manners School, Bakewell, Lynne re-wrote the Key Stage 3 Scheme of Work to incorporate Kodály’s approach into all aspects of the music curriculum, eventually underpinning all the aural components of the A Level course.
Until recently Lynne worked for Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership as Leader of Music Development for NE Derbyshire. She took the lead in introducing Kodály-based musicianship into all the whole-class Wider Opportunities programmes through professional development days and short courses.
Since 2017 Lynne has tutored musicianship and instrumental methodology on the NYCoS summer schools and is looking forward to returning this year.
As principal conductor of The Derbyshire Singers for more than twenty years, she has worked in close collaboration with contemporary composers including Paul Patterson, Elis Pehkonen and the late David Fanshawe.