Suzanne Newman, Musical Director


Suzanne Newman founded Jewel Tones and has been running choirs in the area since 1990.

She studied for a BA in Creative Arts at Bretton Hall College, West Yorkshire and returned there a year later to study for a PGCE in Music/Children with Special Educational Needs. After teaching in schools for four years, Suzanne became a self-employed teacher of piano and singing. She enjoys teaching all sorts of music to pupils of all ages and abilities.


She also enjoys going into schools to judge their inter-house music competitions. In her spare time, Suzanne loves reading, doing puzzles and learning the flute. Suzanne is a Member of Association of British Choral Directors.


BA (Creative Arts)      PGCE
Dip LCM Piano

DBS checked

Grade 8 Piano     Grade 8 Young Singer     Grade 8 Voice
Grade 8 Theory
Grade 5 Flute       Advanced Level Piano Duet    Grade 6 Practical Musicianship
Member of Incorporated Society of Musicians


For more information on piano and singing lessons, singing workshops and courses, visit Suzanne’s website

Mary Daniels, Pianist


Mary Daniels studied music at East Anglia University and then spent many years working at the BBC as a research cataloguer, specialising in early music. After the birth of her daughter, she started work as a piano teacher and resumed piano lessons, achieving DipABRM diplomas in teaching and performing and LRSM in performing.

She gives regular recitals and is in wide demand as an accompanist. As well as playing for Jewel Tones, she is the accompanist for Reading Phoenix Choir, with whom she also sings. Currently she is working towards a Fellowship diploma in performing.