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Alex Laing, Director of Music

Alex Laing, Director of Music at Wells Specialist Music School

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Alex Laing, Director of Music

I am so delighted to have joined Wells as Director of Music. It truly is a wonderful and unique school where music is at the centre of life.

Before I came to Wells, I was Artistic Director (Music) at King’s High School, Warwick and Warwick Preparatory School. I have also held positions as Head of Strings at Uppingham School as well as a violin teacher, coach and conductor at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music. In addition, I am a conductor and coach for national level ensembles, including the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and the Benedetti Foundation.

I studied Music at Cambridge University (where I held a prestigious instrumental award as well as being a choral scholar) and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

The buzz at Wells Cathedral School is palpable and I enjoy supporting, sharing and celebrating music with everyone there, from the youngest pupil to the most senior instrumentalist and the world-class Cathedral Choristers. It is a dream job.