Mrs Rowntree has successfully combined her two passions of teaching and music for over 20 years. She’s been a freelance orchestral viola player and chamber musician for over 20 years. She is both a classroom and peripatetic teacher.

Mrs Rowntree has performed for royalty numerous times, recorded at Abbey Road Studios and featured on a top 40 indie chart hit. She also manages her own string quartet.

Not only does Mrs Rowntree teach violin, viola, ensemble coaching (string ensemble, choirs, Jazz Band and Orchestra) but she also teaches music to all children at FSM, from Nursery to Year 8.

Mrs Rowntree joined FSM School in 2008, and lives on-site with her husband, Mr Richard Rowntree and their daughter, Emily. Mrs Rowntree is our Head of Boarding. 


Trinity College of Music – BMus Honours degree

Studied and plays viola, piano and violin