We’re a small team in the back office here at the Conservatoire but we take great pride in working with our tutors to help deliver a fantastic and personal service to our students and other visitors.
Kay has over twenty years’ experience of working in the not-for-profit sector, specialising in arts, heritage and education.
Kay has over twenty years’ experience of working in the not-for-profit sector, specialising in arts, heritage and education, starting her career at the British Museum and having held leadership positions at both Tate and the RCA. She is passionate about the power of music, art and drama to transform lives, and performs regularly at Oxted’s Barn Theatre.
Mairéad Sheerin is a singer, choral conductor & singing teacher. She has taught individual singing lessons at the Conservatoire for the last 10 years.
She founded and directs two local choirs and is vocal consultant to several large London choirs. As a singer she has appeared as soloist with Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert as well as Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Later this year she will be continuing her recital series of mother's songs from opera and art song. Mairéad also plays the piano, cello and guitar and is covertly learning the trumpet at the same time as her middle son.
Melanie joined the Conservatoire in 2012 and is Operations Director.
Before being part of the Conservatoire, she worked in magazine publishing, delivering creative advertising solutions for clients including Chanel and Manolo Blahnik. As a local resident, Melanie is happy to be contributing to the development of the Conservatoire, and has recently returned to piano lessons after a gap of nearly 30 years. She will practice this time.
Marketing & Events Manager
Danielle read history at Oxford where she was actively involved in student drama, journalism and committees.
After varied roles in fringe theatres, she spent many years at the Wallace Collection, where she was in charge of press, marketing, brand and many public events, both for the main Collection and exhibitions, including a collaboration with Damien Hirst. Danielle lives in Blackheath with her young family and loves the way the Conservatoire is at the centre of the local cultural community.
Katherine joined the Conservatoire as Programme Manager in 2021 after 8 years working in the arts in the rolling hills of Devon.
Katherine was lead producer on New Creatives, a BBC scheme for developing young artists in film, audio, and interactive art, and ran a youth theatre for 11-18 year olds, who got to perform at the National Theatre! Katherine enjoys sitting down with a good poetry book, all kinds of textile art, and heading out for an evening at a classic musical.
Head Of Finance
Neil is part time Head of Finance at the Blackheath Conservatoire.
He also works as Head of Finance at the Bush Theatre. He is a Trustee at AND, the Arts Council Funded Bridge charity for education and the arts in London and Trustee at the Arvon Foundation, the Arts Council Funded national creative writing charity.
Individual Tuition Administrator
After leaving The London College of Fashion, Mary began seven very manic years, summed up perfectly by the film “The Devil Wears Prada”.
After taking time out to be a full-time mum, which she wouldn’t have missed for anything, Mary started looking for a part-time job that she could balance with being a mum when her second son started school. Luckily (for us!) she found the Conservatoire. Sixteen years later the job isn’t so part-time anymore and Mary, along with her collegue Chris, is in charge of administrating the individual music tuition programme.
Acting Front of House Manager
Before joining the Conservatoire, Lucy worked in the Education Sector for 16 years.
Lucy has always had a love for Music and the Arts and her grown up daughter is a very cool and current singer and recording artist. In her spare time Lucy creates beautiful nature-inspired jewellery from precious metal clay and also has a keen interest in nature photography, as well as planting flowers and sowing vegetable seeds at her community allotment.
Front Of House
Victoria has graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire with a first class degree in flute performance.
Whilst studying, she found a passion for running music projects and has worked with MusicOnWheels, Animate Online, Lewisham Live and Notate Create Innovate. One of Victoria’s biggest achievements was being selected as Bristol City Wait for a year and performing at events for the Lord Mayor of Bristol. As well as working at Blackheath Conservatoire, she teaches at various schools in Lewisham.
Front of House Team
Stephanie studied Musical Theatre at Grant MacEwan University in Alberta, Canada and gained her MA in Musical Theatre Performance from RCS in Glasgow.
When not at The Blackheath Conservatoire she is busy typing away on her blog ‘The Greenwich Rambler’, covering all the things she loves about Greenwich, Blackheath and beyond. Stephanie is thrilled to be surrounded by music, drama and art once more at The Conservatoire.
Henry trained as an Actor Musician at Rose Bruford College.
Henry started as a drama student at The Conservatoire in 2001 aged 11, and has been a drama tutor for Blackheath Youth Theatre since 2014. After Elf Academy in 2015, Henry had spent so much time in the office that he decided to stay on in the marketing department. Look out for his hilarious A-boards, clever tweets, and website content written in the third person.