I graduated from Durham University in 2010 with a BA in music (2:1) and a MA in music composition with distinction. I also have a Licentiate Diploma in flute performance from Trinity College London with distinction and ABRSM grade 8 distinctions in flute and voice.
Teaching, along with music, is my great love. After qualifying as a teacher in 2011, I enjoyed working as a primary school teacher in several schools across the city, where I gained experience teaching in both Key Stages. During this time I coordinated music for one of Sheffield’s largest primary schools and was responsible for producing a number of successful whole school concerts, productions and performances.
I have taught music privately for over a decade with experience teaching children and adults from beginner to advanced level and I am very proud of my students and their achievements. In addition to my private work, I am currently the vocal coach for the children's musical theatre company Stagecoach Sheffield where I work with students from ages 6 to 18 on a number of hugely rewarding theatre projects as well as working as a freelance music teacher in Sheffield schools, where I run music workshops and a number of choirs:
On a personal note, I have always enjoyed performing, competing and ensemble playing. Growing up, I was a member of the Sheffield choir Cantores Novae and Yorkshire Youth Orchestra with whom I toured nationally and internationally. In addition, I won multiple categories in the Sheffield based David Clover Singing Competition. At University I was part of Hild and Bede Chapel Choir and DULOG (Durham University Light Opera Group) as well as performing solos in Mozart’s Requiem with Durham University Choral Society, Beethoven's 9th symphony with DUOS (Durham University Orchestral Society) and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater for Passion Sunday at Elvet Methodist Church, Durham. I have been fortunate enough to be part of many exciting projects including being commissioned to compose music for Hullaballoo Theatre Company's production of Macbeth.