How I got here

Education and Coaching History

I studied piano from the age of 5, and by the age of 11 I was privileged to be accepted on a scholarship into the junior exhibitioner course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, which allowed me to broaden my musical education all the way though my secondary school education. I studied theory, rudiments and harmony and was part of a choir which took part in a performance of Mahlerís Symphony of a Thousand when I was only 14. I was also studying voice and drama at the then Toynbee School.

I passed all my grades and reached LGSM performers level by the age of 16. I was studying for my first concerto when I decided that I didnít have the physical capability to be the pianist I wanted to be. I also loved pop music and had been songwriting since the age of 14. I decided to get a job!

As noted previously I began in West End musicals, during which time I also studied jazz dance with Arlene Phillips. All the while continuing studying privately voice and drama.

I then had an opportunity to teach young adult learners in mid size groups, vocal and recording techniques at Islington Music workshop. Later I did the same but with three graded levels at Music Works in Brixton and Vauxhall.

I began private teaching from home in 1993.

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