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Jo is a local musician, singer and performer from the Wirral. She is a trained violinist and started learning aged 9. She also plays guitar and other instruments and sings, too. Jo has a passion for a wide range of different music and has performed at venues such as the Gladstone Theatre, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, The Palm House, the Liverpool Cavern, The Brindley Runcorn. In 2009, she set up her own company, Melody Makers, with the aim to embed music in the everyday environment of the early years setting and help children and parents to love music. Melody Makers has provided music workshops for 0 – 5 year olds and their families at Sure Start Children centres, private nurseries and child minder settings across the Wirral, as well as Special Needs schools and after school clubs. Jo believes that an involvement in music can be such a powerful thing for young people and is keen to pass on her love of music and her experience to the young people she works with. Music for Life is delighted to have her join the team at Upton Hall School this year.