EDUCATION, SOCIAL JUSTICE IN MUSIC AND CONSULTANCY

In addition to performing, Mahaliah is focused on a career as an educator, facilitator and advocate for music for social change. She is passionate about working with young people and those in marginalised communities, and developing relationships through engaging with music and the arts. In 2017, her work in this domain was recognised by the Association of Jamaican Nationals who awarded her with the Be Inspired Youth Award.


She currently works at Cranleigh School at teacher of music and cultural development in addition to teaching violin for Music Masters in London. Her work focusses around cultural values, diverse repertoire and dialogic relationships in music education. 

Mahaliah is also a diversity practioner and ambassador for Black Lives in Music and she regularly provides consultancy services and training to music teachers and musicians. 

Mahaliah enjoys having a voice in industry governance, being a trustee for Awards for Young Musicians and also sitting on the board for the Incorporated Society of Musicians. 

For 2 years, she taught WCET with the Nottingham Music Hub. Over the years, she has been able to work with conductors and educators like Ron Davis Alvarez and Jonathan Govias and teaching artist expert Eric Booth. She has also delivered music workshops at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in addition to schools and venues in London, Birmingham and Nottingham. Mahaliah has worked in many roles in the domain of education, community engagement and consultancy including: 

  • Consultant to Associated Board of the Royals Schools of Music for their 2024 syllabus

  • Mentor for Awards for Young Musicians - Talent 2 Talent Programme

  • Teaching fellow with Sistema England/Sistema European Youth Orchestra

  • Workshop leader with the Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust

  • Strings teacher and workshop assistant with Music Masters 

  • Learning trainee with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's Learning and Participation Department

Mahaliah is committed to education and engagement in the arts for all. She is a member of Music Mark, Musical Futures, the Music Teachers' Association and the Incorporated Society of Musicians. She has also been featured in Music Teachers Magazine and the ISM Journal.