Former BDA Music Committee Chair wins Classic FM Award

Sheila Oglethorpe, former Chair of the British Dyslexia Association Music Committee, was awarded the Special Education Needs Music Teacher of the Year at the Classic FM Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this month.

All of us at the B.D.A. are absolutely thrilled and delighted for Sheila and congratulate her on her award. Sheila has long been a great champion of supporting people through music, her hard work will now forever be symbolised with this award.

Sheila Oglethorpe studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has taught class music as well as piano, cello and singing, the latter both privately and in schools. Sheila is the dyslexia/music consultant at Salisbury Cathedral School and is the author of the book “Instrumental Music for Dyslexics: A Teaching Handbook (Whurr). Sheila is also guest lecturer on the Associated Board’s Certificate of Teaching course.

Sheila was selected for a Classic FM award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) “Music Teacher of the Year”, which she was presented with on Wednesday 8th November 2011 at a schools prom at the Royal Albert Hall. The inscription on the award read;

“To Sheila on your retirement as Chair of the British Dyslexia Association Music Committee, with many grateful thanks for your pioneering contributions to music and dyslexia”.

Sheila was interviewed by Classic FM after receiving her award. A video of which can be seen here.