My initial musical background was formed by singing in the back of the car on long journeys around Cornwall in my childhood! Then playing the French Horn in bands and orchestras. I had a career in Theatre Costume and later Gardening. This was followed by a singing epiphany at Polly Bolton’s Oak Barn. Determined to use my voice from then on I have been developing my work and practice since that time ,sharing the joy of singing with others.
I believe everyone should have the opportunity to sing without fear and make music the most natural way, with their voices.Too many people say they can’t sing but when they join a group, choir or workshop they find that they can and that’s a wonderful thing which has literally changed lives. It changed mine.
I like to think of my work being along a singing spectrum which includes conducting a well rehearsed massed community choir in the mighty Sheldonian Theatre, running women’s weekend workshops, teaching a school choir, helping a folk choir, running day time groups for older people who want to stay active, babies and lullabies , mums and nursery rhymes, two Community Choirs and once in a while nurturing a pop-up scratch choir on a local allotment.
When people sing together something rich and magical happens. I love helping people to find their voices and sing.