Deputy Musical Director of Ryde Chorus is Heather Bentley.
Heather is a singing and piano teacher who moved to the Island in 2018 when she joined Ryde Chorus and Cantata Choir as a singer. Previously teaching the choristers of All Saints’ Choir, Northampton, teenagers and adults of Northampton Bach Choir, Heather is experienced at working with choral singers.
Having trained as a singer and pianist at the Royal Academy of Music, (winning a scholarship there at age 12), Heather has enjoyed bringing together her musicianship in the field of conducting, having undertaken some training with Sing for Pleasure. In addition to her work with Ryde Chorus, Heather has recently taken up the accordion and plays with Wight Accordion Group.