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Our Values

Kayla Collingwood-  Tom Chaplin

Sound Garden was founded in November 2020 by mezzo-soprano classical singer Kayla Collingwood (


After completing a Master of Music in Classical Singing in her home country of New Zealand, Kayla then took some time to travel and explore opportunities while continuing to develop her singing. She worked as a nanny in Paris and London for several years, where she developed a passion for all-ages education. 


She is now based in Paris, and has returned to the music world full-time - performing and creating projects based around her mission to share classical music with new (and returning!) audiences.

Sound Garden exists to bridge the gap between those who have had the opportunity to develop an appreciation for classical music and those who haven't. We're passionate about developing resources and projects to guide you along in your listening experiences, on your own terms, no matter where you are on your journey! Just like any other art form, classical music is made up of many genres, sub-genres, works from different eras (both historic and modern), works designed or adapted for different contexts, and performers and creators from all walks of life. We believe that there truly is something for everyone!

We've devised resources, products, courses, and other content based on arts and educational philosophies. We're always working on new content, so keep checking back to see what's new (you can sign up to our mailing list if you would like us to update you!). We're passionate about meeting specific needs, so if you're an individual, music teacher, music organisation representative, family, alien, pet alien, or anyone else with ideas, we'd love to hear from you and see how we can help!


Happy learning and listening!

Creative exps contribute positively to edu, relationships, health, & are ess to development
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