Our team of string players and teachers was formed in July 2009, combining a wealth of training, experience and creative ideas with which to form the tuition for Re:Play. Each member of the team provides a vital role in the planning and delivery of Re:Play sessions, as well as sourcing new material and of course brining their own personality to the project.


Kotryna Šiugždinytė – Project Manager

Kotryna Šiugždinytė is a graduate from the Royal Northern College of Music. Supported by the ABRSM scholarship, she gained her Bachelor and Masters degrees there.  She was trained as a music teacher by the brilliant tutors at the RNCM Young Strings, where she did her professional placement and internship between 2015-2017. Immediately after that she was invited to teach Strings at the Alderley Edge Community Primary School, and soon afterwards she commenced to teach as a Deputy Teacher at the Junior RNCM, as well as their Pathfinder scheme for gifted young musicians facing financial hardship to afford music lessons. Kotryna is also a winner of several national and international level competitions, often appears as a soloist with orchestras and is a keen chamber and contemporary musician.  Enthusiastic about music teaching, Kotryna hopes to inspire her students with the same love and excitement for music that was passed on to her by her teachers.


Clare Woodward – Violin & Viola Tutor

ro_clarewoodwardClare Woodward graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 1993 where she first became interested in teaching while taking part on a special needs course. She followed her passion for teaching by enrolling in the ‘Junior Strings’ teaching project for her postgraduate year. This course was the first of its kind in the UK to teach Kodaly and Dalcroze techniques. Teaching part time in various Cheshire schools she continued her playing and studied gaining a Masters in music performance at Huddersfield University, still under her tutor, Professor Malcolm Layfield. Performing has always been part of her life, playing for shows, opera, recordings and concerts with many prestigious symphony and chamber orchestras in venues such as The Cafe Royal in London and The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Clare has been teaching at The Fallibroome Academy since 1999. She is thrilled to be involved with the new and vibrant Re:Play project, using her performing and teaching skills to enthuse and nurture young string players. She counts herself very lucky to be doing a job that she loves.


Clare Jackson – Violin Tutor

Clare Jackson has taught Violin and general musicianship around Manchester and Cheshire since the 1990s after a music degree at Sheffield University and training in secondary music teaching at MMU whilst continuing her Violin studies with Malcolm Layfield. Her first posts were in Wythenshawe and Didsbury, but the return to teaching upper strings has inevitably including specialising in primary and early years teaching where she has developed first access to music through string playing. Clare now teaches individuals and large groups of mainly KS2 age all over Stockport and Cheshire.

Although originally brought up through the classical orchestral tradition, she has performed in a wide range of ensembles including improv and folk settings and now regularly sings with the Manchester Chamber Choir. A mother with teenage children at local schools, Clare is passionate about community music making and is very excited to join the Replay family.


Music Ambassadors

  • Millie Collins
  • Rebekah Boardman
  • Hannah Boardman
  • Molly Jarratt

Other important people

  • Bethan Jordan – Re:Play Administrator As Re:Play Administrator, Bethan’s role is to help organise the music for the players and tutors. She can also help with any queries parents may have regarding instruments, orders and concerts.