EduStage was founded by and is directed by Jeffrey Whitton. Jeffrey was born in Frome in Somerset. He was a member of the National Youth Theatre and graduated from University College Cardiff with a BA Hons. and Masters degree in Music. After a period working for the BBC, he devoted himself to composing and teaching and has had music, including An Alphabet of Piano Pieces (1989) and a book The Art of Practising the Piano (1993) published by Stainer and Bell.
From 1997 to 2001 he worked as joint course director at the musical theatre summer schools for children held by the Arts Education School at Chiswick. In this capacity he composed music for four musicals, The Scraggs, Class Act, Up Market and The Fisherman’s Song.
From 2002 to 2004 he co-directed summer schools at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley and the Richmond Theatre, Surrey. In 2005 he co-directed courses at the Richmond Theatre, the Theatre Royal, Windsor, the Wimbledon Studio and the Victoria Halls, Stoke-on-Trent. He has also worked overseas co-directing a summer course for Masquerade at the St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valetta, Malta in 2002.
In 2006 he set up his new organisation, EduStage. For this he has written The Music Box, The Forest, The Fortune Teller, A Magical Tale, The Wishing Well , The Puppet Maker and The Magician specially for children's holiday schools and Just Wanna Be Heard , One of the Gang , The Gift , CLub JL and Being Seventeen for teenage holiday schools. EduStage has now run Easter, Summer and Half term holiday schools at a number of venues throughout the UK.