For many individuals, our rehearsals are the only place where they have a dedicated pastoral support network and someone to talk to.

We have two dedicated Senior Pastoral Carers, Emily Sanders and Katherine Adams, who are trainee pediatric nurses and have a wealth of pastoral experience as well as being experienced musicians themselves.  They work closely with our Operations Manager, Bethan Thomas, who has overall responsibility for all Safeguarding matters at LYC.


Senior Pastoral Care

Emily is a trainee Paediatric Nurse and professional music manager, specialising in working with young people in the music industry in a pastoral and logistical capacity. Alongside her role as Senior Pastoral Carer at LYC, Emily is a Residential Course & Events Manager for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and a licensed chaperone for Tower Hamlets.

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She has specialist training in a variety of topics within the scope of pastoral care, including First Aid, child protection, bereavement, mental health awareness, gender variance, bullying prevention and autism awareness, and is in her second year of clinical nursing training at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She regularly consults with music organisations regarding safeguarding, health and safety and legal requirements of working with young people, and is a former General Manager of the London Youth Choir (2015-2018).


Senior Pastoral Care

British Soprano, Katherine Adams has been passionate about music from a young age, originally studying the violin and viola at the Royal Academy of Music and more recently, graduated with first-class honours from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in Classical Voice.

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Katherine is currently continuing her education in Paediatric Nursing, studying at King’s College London. She is devoted to the wellbeing, education and care of children and young people within the creative arts as well as in a medical setting. She hopes, in the future, to play an essential role in combining both music and medicine to enhance and develop the hospital experience for sick children in the UK.
She is also passionate about teaching as a visiting vocal coach at Stagecoach UK, and teaching one to one in her studio in London. She is also working with NYCGB as Senior Pastoral Care on their residential courses around the country and continues to perform and enjoys a varied and extensive repertoire as a freelance artist alongside her current studies.

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