A member of the European String Teachers' Association, I welcome opportunities to further my own professional development, and regularly attend seminars and courses as well as playing a variety of instruments in my free time.
Alongside my teaching career I am also a published composer and arranger. Several
pieces from my first series Red Hot Violin have been selected by exam boards including
Trinity College London, and my collaboration with violinist Tasmin Little, OBE has
been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Recent commissions have included student string quartet
series 4 Strings, which was short-listed by the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.
My new collection Microjazz Expansions for Violin will be released shortly, published by Boosey & Hawkes.
Details and links to all my books are available on the Publications page.
I come from a family of classical musicians and teachers, and have studied the violin since the age of six. Awarded a scholarship in music and art by Bancroft's School, I went on to complete a violin performance diploma in 1999. I have been teaching the violin full-time since 2002, when I established my own private practice alongside my school teaching. I received my Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music in violin teaching in 2004, studying with Professor Jean Harvey and composer Jonathan Rathbone.
I aim to provide a comprehensive music education within a creative and inspiring environment. I have experience in teaching children with special educational needs, and I welcome adult learners. I use a diverse range of resources and a holistic approach to identify and develop the musical ability that (really does!) exist in everyone, and work to the principle that music should – and can - be accessible and enjoyable at any level.
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