Howard Goodall, CBE
Bridget Whyte's expertise in the field of music education, her intuitive grasp of the personalities and issues involved, is second to none, but she wears her knowledge and experience lightly, making her a delight to work with in any situation. She has complete integrity and her judgement is flawless. I cannot recommend her skills, her efficiency, her charming personality, her discretion, her authority in the subject and her professionalism highly enough.
Peter Bolton, Chief Executive, Kent Music
I have worked with Bridget for many years. She has expert knowledge of the music education field and because of this, a wide range of organisations in the sector have been sensible enough to engage her services over a number of years. She knows her stuff, provides excellent insight and advice and is a very straightforward person to work with. She is able to see issues clearly and deliver solutions in a concise, well-argued fashion to deadlines. In the changing world that we all inhabit, being able to tap into all of this in one person is invaluable.
Derek Jones, Teaching and Learning Manager, Surrey Arts
Bridget has worked with Surrey Arts in a number of guises over the years and she has invariably done so with great energy, integrity and professional understanding. Most recently she was commissioned to devise and implement the Vocal Strategy for the Surrey Music Hub, and in this venture she used her knowledge of the sector to great effect, identifying gaps in provision and suggesting ways of filling them. She undertook the necessary research quickly and efficiently and worked tirelessly to set up strategies and projects which were, and still are, relevant, meaningful and manageable.
Marc Jaffrey, OBE – Think Again Media
Bridget is an inspirational person who delivers and makes things happen for the projects and organisations with whom she works. Most importantly she does so with tenacity, verve and skill and imparts increased confidence and self belief with the people she works alongside – delivering beyond your best expectations every time.
Baz Chapman – former Director of Sing Up
Bridget’s support for Sing Up has been outstanding. As part of her work representing the National Singing Ambassador, Bridget has contributed to the strategic development of the programme, attending Sing Up Consortium meetings and liaising with Government. She has also provided invaluable support to the rest of the programme, from endorsing Sing Up Awards schools, to running Taskforce (our schools direct engagement programme), to compiling a database of national research around singing. Throughout, Bridget has been a joy to work with – professional, organised, thorough, friendly and highly efficient.
Graham Welch – Institute of Education
Our experience at the Institute of Education of researching the impact of the Chorister Outreach Programme, and its development under the Sing Up umbrella, is that Bridget Whyte has been a key figure. Her energy, good humour and intellect has ensured that everyone maintained a clear focus on the quality of the programme, including its organisation. The success of the programme is a great testament to all Bridget's efforts.
Richard Jones – Arts and Music Education Consultant
Bridget is committed to getting the best for young people's music education. A thinker, evaluator and motivator, Bridget adds considerable value to the projects she works upon.