Our alumni go on to win awards, tour and record as part of bands and ensembles, and have diverse careers in and out of the music industry.


Neil Balfour

  • Graduated in 2010

  • Pianist, vocalist and conductor, performing and leading music within a wide and varied multitude of styles and genre

  • Since leaving Leeds College of Music, Neil has set up his own music company ‘Piano Lab’ which gives children the opportunity to perform with one another informally and learn within that environment.


Sam Somerfield

  • Graduated in 2014 and now works in the fields of theatre and vocal music

  • He worked as Assistant Musical Director for the Curve Theatre in Leicester on a stage adaptation of ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole’

  • He also actively works as a conductor, pianist and workshop leader

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Laura Skyers

  • Graduated in 2009 and was a recipient of the Alan Hawkshaw Scholarship

  • She currently performs with the Elmet Sinfonietta and works as a fully qualified and experienced freelance teacher specialising in woodwind and piano

  • Laura has recently launched a music summer school for film and game in Wakefield.