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Jayne Roper

Jayne trained at The Royal Academy of Music, and is currently the Musical Director and a founder member of BackBeat A Cappella. Whilst working in a number of professions including teaching, customer service and nursing, music has been a constant in her life.

A talented musician, Jayne's love of music and her belief in its transformative power is infectious. She understands the benefits of developing bonds and forging friendships whilst working towards a common goal.

Jayne demands the very best of herself and sets high expectations. People who work with her work hard  and are happy to do so because of the support and encouragement she gives.

Generous in time, heart and spirit, Jayne knows how to bring out the best in everyone.


Chrissie has over 20 years experience of working as a professional educator in the Performing Arts. As an actor, playwright, deviser, producer and director, Chrissie is experienced in establishing a clear and cohesive team vision and confident in her ability to lead a successful team which exceeds all expectations.


Chrissie provides and facilitates opportunities for collaboration and creativity, she is committed to establishing a strong team ethos which promotes individual accountability in the pursuit of excellence in all areas.


Chrissie began singing in an a cappella chorus in 2015 and became a founder member of BackBeat A Cappella in July 2016. Chrissie is extremely proud of the role she plays in leading the chorus and is passionate about facilitating enriching, diverse education opportunities for its members

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Hilary Pinnock

Hilary has worked in marketing all her professional life and has been active in the operational management of international media companies, specifically TV production, for the past 30 years.


Working as a team member has always been a crucial element to the success of the projects she’s been involved in, especially TV programme production. The positive collaboration of fellow crew members and the fulfilling of their collective responsibilities are key in meeting deadlines and working within budgets. She enjoys copywriting, producing creative presentations and working directly with clients to achieve their PR and marketing requirements.


Hilary has been singing in a cappella choirs for over 8 years and currently sits on the Regional Management Team as the region’s Communications Coordinator for Sweet Adelines International (UK and The Netherlands), one of the largest musical education organisations for women worldwide.

Liz Stott

Liz has over 25 years experience of leading global multi-disciplinary teams and managing change for FTSE 100 companies.  She is passionate about developing teams and individuals and is a strong advocate of using experiences designed to build relationships, foster collaboration and generate collective responsibility to enable teams to be successful in achieving their goals.  In her experience the use of structured interventions has often been the difference between a team's success and failure.


Since 2015, Liz has been singing in a cappella choruses and has been moved by the power that singing can bring to teams and organisations in almost any setting.