Surya Cooper - B.Ed, Cert Teacher of the Deaf, Cert Music Ed, SYVC Yoga Teachers Cert.
Surya has lived in the Richmond Borough for most of her life, and has been teaching music for many years. She has taught children, young people and adults, many of whom have additional needs. She was previously a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as being a Yoga teacher. She established the long-running Yoga class at ETNA in 1985. She is a singer, song-writer, guitarist and teaches guitar, ukulele, singing and piano.
She is also a workshop facilitator and events co-ordinator and runs the Wilful Community Choir www.wilfulchoir.com/ in Kingston. She performs with her students and choir members for various local charities.
She has undertaken many training courses including Sound Healing, Restorative Yoga Training, Yoga for ME and more.
She has a current enhanced DBS certificate (Feb 2022)
She holds a wide range of creative and wellbeing workshops throughout the country with other experienced tutors.
She works with a number of other fantastically talented performers and musicians.
Singer, songwriter and guitar player, Elaine Samuels gigs solo and with her band Kindred Spirit. Elaine has been performing her own songs in clubs, at festivals and even on television since the early 1990s. She progressed from playing solo to other lineups and her electrifying Prog Folk/Rock band shows the fullest expression of her own, powerful material; with her own "haunting and beautiful" vocals and rhythm guitar and - from the other band members - harmonies, awesome electric violin, flute and saxophone playing and driving bass and drums. Elaine and I have run workshops up and down the country.
Elaine Samuels website
Linda Lee www.swindoncommunitychoir.co.uk/