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Georgina Leach 

Author, composer, violin recording

Georgina Leach is a violinist, teacher (PGCE), composer and the creator of Dynamite Strings. Based in London, UK, she has toured internationally with artists such as Ramin Karimloo and Seasick Steve and shared the stage with Robert Plant, Mumford and Sons and Paloma Faith. She trained classically at the RNCM.

For the last fifteen years, she has taught class Music at both primary and secondary level and run strings projects in schools across London. Dynamite Strings draws on this wealth of experience and was written in close communication with her students.

With Dynamite Strings receiving rave reviews from students and teachers, Georgina was invited to present papers at the ESTA International Conference and the Music and Drama Expo this year and has written articles for Music Teacher and JESTA magazines.


Of all the projects Georgina has undertaken, Dynamite Strings is the one she is most proud of!

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Georgina holds a First Class honours degree in Music from Manchester University, GRNCM in Violin Performance from Royal Northern School of Music and a PGCE in Secondary Music from UEL and Mossbourne Academy, Hackney. She currently teaches Curriculum Music for Southwark Music Service and is Violin Tutor at All Saints Catholic College, Ladbroke Grove.

Nick Pini

Producer, bass, drums and sound effects

Nick is one of the most patient, talented and kind men on the planet. He collected all the various recordings of instruments together for ALL 27 tracks, added bass, drums and sound effects and generally made them sound amazing. He programmed in every clippy cloppy hoof on 'Lonesome Cowboy'. Now that is commitment.

When he is not producing tracks for Dynamite Strings, Nick makes music with luminaries and legends such as Ethan Johns, Sir Tom Jones, Laura Marling, Ramin Karimloo and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Only the best will do for Dynamite Strings.

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Bruno D' Ambra



Bruno is a highly sought after pianist and keyboardist based in London. He has played for US President Barack Obama and HRH Queen Elizabeth. Bruno works with a fantastically diverse array of artists. Details can be found on his website.

He plays on tracks 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 & 23

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Alan Markley

Piano and keyboard


Alan Markley is a singer, keyboardist, and music producer based in Brooklyn, New York. Alan makes music with artists such as Ramin Karimloo, Maggie Rogers, Freestyle Love Supreme, and Ron Pope. 

He plays on tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 18, 21, 25, 26 & 27

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Nick Cornu


Nick is a guitarist and sound engineer. His playing has been featured on tracks by Ellie Goulding, Chris Coco and Marta Riccardi as well as compilations like Cafe Del Mar, documentaries and movie scores. 

He plays guitars on Rockin' Rock Climbers!

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Illustration and Design

Cover design                        Georgina Leach and Kirsten Taylor 

Front illustration                  Georgina Leach

Back illustrations                 Jayden (10 yrs)

Internal layouts                    Georgina Leach

Page Illustrations

Pages 2, 4, 7, 13 and 24, George Buchanan (GB)                                
Page 31, Rick Bosman

Page 3, left to right: Rachel (10 yrs), Jayden (10 yrs) 

Page 6, Jayden 
Page 7, GB, GB, Nina (10 yrs), Camila (10 yrs), GB

Page 8, Snake by Laurie (7 yrs) 

Page 10, Raphael (10 yrs), Jayden 

Page 11, Chioma (10 yrs)

Page 16, Gemma (12 yrs)

Page 22, Rosamund (5 yrs)

Page 32 and 33, Laurie (7 yrs)

All other images are available for free commercial use

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