I come from Ottery St Ottery, a lovely little market town in East Devon
Attending a concert given by Michaela Petri fired my interest in music and the recorder in particular. I focussed my studies on music from the age of 16, and had recorder lessons from Nancy Daley and then Piers Adams.
Over a long period I have worked at Dartington International Summer School, alongside Piers Adams and the Dufay Collective and had experience leading several recorder consort groups.
Whilst doing my Performance Certificate (under the aegis of Trinity College), I was fortunate in gaining an exhibition award from the College for outstanding playing and decided to study the recorder at Music College.
In 1997 I gained a place at Birmingham Conservatoire and studied under Ross Winters and Passacaglias Louise Bradbury and Annabell Knight. I also had the opportunity to study with Dan Laurin, Robert Elrich and Marcus Zannhausen.
I graduated in 2001, and the took a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), completing my studies in 2002.
From September 2002 - July 2003 I worked at Stover School as Assistant Music Director, whilst also developing my private teaching.
Currently (September 2003) I am combining peripatetic teaching with private teaching (recorder, piano and music theory, from beginner to advanced level) in the Ottery and Exeter areas, performance, and Devon Recorders.
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