Dr. Vicki Jones | MBChB (Hons) MRCP (UK) Dip Pall Med FRNZCGP
Vicki is a GP with a special interest in palliative medicine currently working within general practice and at a community hospice. She is Esmee’s granddaughter. Vicki completed her undergraduate training in the UK prior to moving to New Zealand. Throughout medical school she enjoyed choral singing and musical theatre, most recently singing with a barbershop chorus and quartet. Having seen the effect that music could have on her grandmother, Vicki wanted to find a way to offer this to the wider dementia community.
Kath Woodley | BSc, Dip Teach, LTCL, Dip IRMT, Pg Dip Ed, M Mus
Kath was a secondary school school science teacher. In 1990 she was awarded a PPTA Secondary Teachers Award which allowed her to retrain as a Head of Music, Itinerant Vocal Teacher and Choir Director. As a performer, she was a vocal recitalist and soloist. Kath has done a number of research papers to finish her Masters in Music, presenting at ICVT (International Conference of Vocal Teachers) in Paris in 2009. She is immediate past president of the New Zealand Association of Teachers of Singing (NEWZATS.) Since 2011, she has published 3 family history books, one of which was nominated for the NZ Post Book Awards in 2012. In 2013, Kath studied at Ohio State University for 3 months with Scott McCoy. She has just started her PhD.