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People of Tanglin

Delphine Hastwell, Head of Infant Music

What would your friends tell us about you?

That I’m talkative! Keen to organise social events! Always busy with my own children and work. Bubbly and up for a challenge.

What did you do before joining Tanglin?

I taught as a Reception and Nursery class teacher in London for five years in two schools. I was Head of Early Years and then Head of Music.

Tell us about yourself?

I have three children, and I have been happily married for 20 years - living in Singapore for 18 of those! We have a dog called Charlie who has been the best addition in the last year. I love music. I play the saxophone and ukulele. My greatest achievement was running the Singapore marathon two years ago. I also really enjoy taking part in work with Caring for Cambodia.

What’s been the most fulfilling part of your career at Tanglin?

Becoming Head of Music at Tanglin was one of the high points. The enjoyment of seeing a child understand something or have a penny dropping moment is the best, and the big concerts are amazing.

Have you lived abroad before?

No, this is my first time. My husband had travelled lots, but I had only been on family holidays and was worried I would wake up in a cardigan in Essex!

What is your passion?

Recently vinyl record players and collecting vinyls!

What are your hopes for the future?

To raise three healthy, happy children and to continue raising the profile of music for all Infant children.

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