Schools Through various roles and projects, Helen has helped many teachers, Headteachers and young people to aspire and 'make a difference' as a primary teacher, Primary Headteacher, Leadership and Workforce Adviser, Ofsted Inspector and Education Consultant in the North East (See feedback below).
Psychology With specialist training in leadership coaching, psychology and teaching and learning, if you have a problem, there's lots of ways she might be able to help your workplace, project or family. (Certified in BSc. (Psychology), P.G.C.E.(Primary), M.Ed. (Educational Management), Ofsted Inspection, NLP Master Practitioner, LAB Profile Trainer (Language and Behaviour Profile) and ILM L7 Executive Leadership Coaching).
French Horn As a teenager, Helen played with Northern Junior Philharmonic Orchestra (1977-79), as well as Cleveland and Durham County Youth Orchestras. After auditioning for National Youth Orchestra, she decided not to follow a musical career, but one in education instead. Her passion for music has been a life thread playing for the RSC in Newcastle Theatre Royal and playing with Orchestra North East (for over twenty five years (formerly Durham Sinfonia) and North East Regional choral societies and amateur dramatics. She likes to raise the profile of women in instrumental music, and occasionally gathers North East French Horn players for fun musical gatherings, 'Belles Up' .
Helen plays trumpet with three all- female jazz, blues, New Orleans and Latin 5 piece bands called I-Sister, Dusty Divas and Break Out Brass.
Helen works with members of I-Sister (Lisa Delarny and Andrea C. Ellis) to create and perform songs for the Alberta's Dream and Mother Earth musicals.
Break Out Brass is an exciting fresh newly created women's music collective, playing across the country, London, Birmingham. Summer 2018 gigs have included Manchester Jazz Festival, Durham Jazz Festival and Durham International Brass Festival
I Sister: Left to Right Penny Callow (Bass), Lisa Delarny (Guitar/Vocals), Helen Walker (Trumpet), Andrea C. Ellis (Vocals) and Jerry Drake (Drums).Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/i-sister and https://www.facebook.com/I-Sister-598008306986288/
Left to Right: 8 of the 24 in the collective- Jenny Ackroyd, Chrissie Perrin, Katy Trigger, Helen Walker, Rosie Smithers, Emma Johnson, Katy Scott and Felicity Evans. More at www.facebook.com/breakoutbrassband/
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