Workshops aimed at music students in schools
“A great musical education has been proven to instil confidence, communication skills, discipline, teamwork, diplomacy and a true feeling of self-worth.”
Nicola Benedetti, Violinist
A little more about me...
With over 20 years of experience running a very successful peripatetic teaching practice, I am passionate about music education and relish passing on my knowledge and experience to young musicians. I originally trained as a classical pianist but gained a place at Exeter University to read Mathematics and subsequently built a career in Marketing, Sales & Promotions, primarily in Ladies’ Fashion.
I returned to woodwind study in my 20s studying recorder consort playing with the world renowned Dolmetsch Consort and with virtuoso Piers Adams, with whom I also studied as a soloist. I studied flute with John Bowler, flute/piccolo at the ROH Covent Garden and tutor at Trinity College of Music, and later with Derek Honner, former RPO principal flute and tutor at the Royal Academy of Music.
As well as teaching flute, recorder and piano, I was very much involved in the development of Instrumental Studies at the independent day school for girls I worked at in Surrey for over a decade. There I taught 1-1 flute, piano and recorder, ran four recorder groups and directed the Training Orchestra (Years 6 – 9). I still act as the in-house aural coach there and freelance running Freeing the Musician Within workshops in schools and for aspiring instrumental teachers. I also adjudicate for in-school music competitions.