​Registered UK Charity No: 1148414

Yu-Wei Hu

​​Coordinator of the Elephant & Castle Music Project.

Cello Teacher & Public relation.

Alumni, Cello Teacher, «Swiss Church-and Jonas Foundation Music Schools» (2000)


Felix Buser has been running numerous workshops and ensembles, as well as contributing dynamic input to the composition of musicals including Crossroads» (2010), «Aline ou la princesse qui s'envola» (2009), «Dialogue» (2007), «William Tell, a musical» (2002), which brought the School to perform at the Fringe Festival Edinburgh in 2002.


Felix teaches privately and performs regularly with Chamber Music Ensembles in England and abroad.


Konservatorium Basel. Teaching Diploma. Chamber Music Studies with Heinz Holliger. Basel Sinfonietta.

Peter Rayner

Piano Teacher and Pianist to the Choirs.


Piano teacher at the <<Swiss Church Music School>> (1997-2003), where he co-lead the choir. Stuart played the piano for the Jonas Singers at the UN-Session on Human Rights (June 2006). He accompanied the Choir on the Organ at St. Peter Cathedral, Geneva.


MA (Oxon), B.Mus (King's College London), FRCO, PGCE, LTCL, FRSA

​Prizewinning music graduate of King's College London and Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.
Director of Music, Esher Parish Church and Artistic Director, Music on the Green.


More recently, Stuart volunteered helping out Choirs at the Olympic Games, 2012.


Natalie Brown

​​Choir leader of the Young Jonas Singers (13-17 yrs).
(September 2014: On a sabbatica
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Alumni <<Rossignols de Soho>> 

<<Swiss Church and Jonas music School>> (1992-1997-2003-)
Founding member of the Jonas Singers 


As a founding member, Diane took up the recorder, piano and singing. She went on to lead the Young Jonas Singers and co-direct the Jonas Singers.  Successfully co-directed the choir in 2010 where they won <<BBC Choir of the Day>>.


In 2007, Diane (Xaverie) launched an African Fair Trade enterprise: Bot i Lam (www.botilam.com) where she designs in order to "promote African culture in a positive light. A way of reinvesting in Africa." 


Fraud, Risk & Compliance Consultant

Legal Practice Course (Professional)
B.A. Law and French (Middlesex University)



The Elephant & Castle Music Project Team

Felix Buser

Students giving back 

Modern Flute teacher

Advanced Theory teacher



Yu-Wei has been teaching the modern flute and advanced theory at the music project since 2014. She was the winner of the International Early Music Competition, Middleburg-Netherlands (2011). Her main instruments include the baroque and modern flute.


She has a masters in Advanced Performance (Distinction) from the Royal College of Music, London as well as a B.A. in Piano (National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei).


Music at Bardarnos Meadows School's Director

Ngudi Lema

Recorder Teacher.


Sue began teaching the recorder at the Elephant & Castle Music Project in 2011. "Sue's main Instruments  are Recorder,  and Piano,  but more recently also Clarinet which she took up 8 years ago.

Sue has been teaching Recorder and Piano for the bulk of her adult life, and has taught Recorder at the Pimlico Special Music Course, The Centre for Young Musicians, Young MusicMakers, and some private schools such as Queens Gate School,  and Eton College, as well as in many different primary schools over a long career in music education .

About half her teaching is now Recorder and the other half is Piano teaching. She is also occasionally a  Clarinet teacher with one student at Jonas UK this year. She teaches privately at her home. Sue plays clarinet nowadays with three different community big bands and also enjoys playing Klezmer."


BA Hons Exon, Certificate of Performance of early Music.

GSMD, PG Cert Ed, Institute of Education.



Stephanie James

Director of Music at Barnardos Meadows School (MBMS)

Project Manager and Cello Teacher.

Peter has been involved with the Swiss Church Music School and Jonas Foundation since 2000 as a cello teacher, administrator and project coordinator.


Since 2004 he has led the MBMS project bringing music to the children. He has also been involved with many of the summer projects and musicals including:

“Joseph and his Brothers” (2000); “William Tell a musical” (2002) and “Aline ou la princess qui s’envola” (2009). In 2001 he directed the Jonas Foundation film “On the Surface”, which was shown at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2002. 


Peter performs as a chamber and orchestral musician in the UK and abroad, and conducts an amateur orchestra. He also teaches privately.


Royal Northern College of Music (GRNCM)

Certificate in Harmony and Counterpoint (Birckbeck College)

Stuart Whatton

Manuel Nsita

Sue Klein

Percussion and Rhythm teacher.

Theory assistant.

Alumni of Swiss Church and Jonas Foundation Music Schools (1997). 


Manuel is energetic and full of rhythm which he magically transmits to the children who lighten up during their percussion class. Manuel performs at various events and was the sole drummer for the choir in 2010 where they won BBC choir of the day.

BA Business and Human Resources Management (Coventry University).



Rocio Bruna

Choir Leader of the Jonas Children's Choir. 

​Theory teacher.


Stephanie  joined the Jonas Singers in 2006 and quickly got involved with the music project, offering her expertise where required in leading the choir and assisting with the theory. 


LLB (University of Hertfordshire).
Duke of Edinburgh Award («Silver»). Candidate for the «Gold Award».


Singing: Grade 8 (ABRSM).

Diane Bakemhe

Administrator of the Elephant & Castle Music Project.

Lunch coordinator.


Natalie joined the school in 2012 volunteering her services. She is enthusiastic and personable with the children. She started helping preparing the lunch every Saturdays as well as on event days.


Natalie kindly took on the heavier responsibilities  of managing the administration for the school. She is the go to person for applications if you wish to join the school.


Diploma in History (Middlesex University).

Hon.Treasurer of the Elephant & Castle Music Project.
Theory teacher and pianist for the choirs.

Ngudi is a member of the Alumni:
(Swiss Church - and Jonas Foundation Music Schools, 1997-2003). He is a founder member of the Jonas Singers (2004).

In 2013 Ngudi completed his level 3 diploma in Youth and Community Work. He has over 5 years experience in working with young people ages 7-19 (up to 25 if they have learning difficulties).



BA in Management (Middlesex University)

Theory Teacher - beginners
Rocio Joined the school as a student in 2011, keen and enthusiastic, quickly joined the Jonas Singers.


"The Jonas Foundation has given me a valuable opportunity to develop my passion for music in an active way by learning to play the violin, piano, flute and, of course, being a part of the Jonas Singers which have all helped to consolidate my knowledge of music theory.


More importantly the Jonas Foundation helped me develop the confidence, courage, empathy and dedication that make me the adult I am today.

ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory (Distinction) 
3rd Year Bsc in Adult Nursing at City University London