Our Acting Director: Graham Kidd
Graham began his musical studies on the piano aged 5 and then began learning the organ aged 11 and the trombone aged 14. On completing his A levels in 2002, Graham studied music at Colchester Institute and gained a BA(Hons) with a 2:1 in July 2005. From 2006 – 2011 Graham was a Peripatetic Music Teacher for Southampton Music Service, teaching Piano and Keyboard in many different schools across Southampton. Graham now works at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Southampton where he teaches piano and trombone, directs the Community Choir and College Brass Ensembles and accompanies the College Choir. In addition to this, Graham is the musical director of Winchester City Festival Choir and Sarisbury Choral Society. Graham also works as a freelance musician, teaching music privately and playing the organ for services at various churches in the area. Graham is currently acting Assistant Director for Southampton Jazz Workshop and is on the music staff for the Hamble Area Youth Bands, where he has particular responsibility for the Introductory Band. In his spare time, Graham can be found at Choral Evensong at a Cathedral, watching ‘Match of the Day’ on TV or, in the summer, in front of a fairground organ at a steam rally.