About Me

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I am a fully qualified woodwind teacher with over 25 years of experience teaching woodwind instruments in primary and secondary schools, and in universities.

At the age of six I began playing the flute and quickly progressed to take grade 8 at the age of 12. Subsequently, I won a scholarship to the Welsh College of Music and Drama and played in the County and National Youth Orchestras.

I then studied music at Lancaster University where I gained a BMus (Hons) degree. I also have a teaching diploma from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). I hold a current Child Protection Certificate and an enhanced CRB Certificate.

In 1989 I began working for the Cambrigeshire music service and have taught in many schools in the Cambridge area as well as teaching flute at Anglia Ruskin University. I have also tutored the woodwind section of the Cambridgeshire County Youth Orchestra and the Cambridge Holiday Orchestra.

I have been active as a performer myself, playing in most local orchestras including the Cambridge Philharmonic, the Sinfonia of Cambridge and Cambridge Symphonic Winds. Currently, I play piccolo with the Cambridge Wind Band.