I have been teaching music for over 20 years. After achieving Grade 8 Distinction on the piano while still at school I gained the ALCM diploma (Associate of the London College of Music). I like to keep learning and I have completed training in choral conducting, through Sing for Pleasure, and community music, through Music Leader.
I started teaching when I was 19 – I was accompanying ballet lessons and a parent asked me to teach her daughters, and that is how my career started.
At the same time I was working with young adults with learning disabilities, which remains an area I particularly enjoy. I have taught people with many different special needs, individually and in groups.
Our family moved to Sheffield in 1997 and I have been lucky enough to be involved in many fantastic local projects. I currently lead the Carfield Community Choir and work with Under the Stars running music workshops for adults with learning disabilities.
I offer one-to-one tuition in piano, general musicianship, aural skills and theory. I can teach small groups for all of these subjects, and particularly enjoy teaching adult beginners or returners.
I write most of the arrangements we use in choir and encourage my students to write their own material or their own versions of songs they like.