Veronica Dowdeswell

Veronica has been a NYJO board member since 2008 and has three children who are members of NYJO. She is a specialist music teacher and trained as a secondary school classroom and instrumental teacher at Sudbury Primary School, Wembley.

She worked for Bristol and Somerset Music Services as MD for the Bristol Schools Wind Band, Woodwind teacher and Wider Opportunities, creating and developing concert bands (woodwind and brass instruments) within the classroom.

In 1997 she founded the Vero-Neka Big Band in the Bristol area, which she directed until 2010 when she moving back to London. During 2007-2010 she was a member of pastoral staff for the National Youth Wind Ensemble and currently runs the ‘Starburst 40s’ function band.