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Heidi Heidleberg

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Heidi's career as an educator involves projects engaging disaffected young people for whom the arts have been pushed to the very fringe of their education. With a first-class degree in modern languages from Edinburgh University, as well as studies in literature at La Sorbonne and Berlin Freie Universität, her artistic research as an interpreter focuses on the relationship between language and emotional expression. She also works with creative techniques to help young people struggling academically or emotionally to re-engage in education. Her mentees have consistently returned to formal education or failing students have gone on to achieve academically. As a vocal coach she has developed an educational model based on innovative vocal exercises and oral learning techniques that helps disaffected young people to build self-esteem. A fervent believer in the central importance of the arts within the curriculum she is also co-director of Lotus Arts Box. One of a very few female composers she has worked in UK and India leading workshops in songwriting and composition, teaching at Great Ormond Street Hospital School and as a mentor empowering young women to express themselves through song and composition.

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