Jayne Obradovic

Jayne is currently Head of Percussion at Wells Cathedral School, a post she has held for the last 23 years. 

Since graduating from RWCMD in 1985 she has developed a busy schedule as a freelance performer, Principal examiner for The Guildhall School of Music, Lecturer in teaching at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is in great demand as an adjudicator and Percussion consultant to many of the Counties in the UK

Very few teachers nationwide can equal Jayne’s breadth of teaching experience, which is why she was appointed to her most recent post at the RWCMD. Very many of her pupils have gone on to win awards and scholarships to major conservatoires and competitions. Many of her former students have gone on to successful careers – as leading West End musicians, Sound Engineers, teachers and performers in major British and Eurpean orchestras.

As an orchestral coach Jayne has worked for the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain and Wales, National Youth Wind Ensemble of England and Wales, National Children’s Orchestra, IAPS Orchestra, National Youth Brass Band and over 10 county youth orchestras. Jayne undertakes seminars and master classes on percussion teaching and is involved in the National Association of Percussion teachers. In 2000 Jayne was invited to compile the Trinity/ Guildhall Percussion syllabus and the current syllabus is the direct result of many years work, compiling and researching the most up to date repertoire. Many of Jayne’s own compositions feature in the syllabus.