I have 26 years flute/music teaching experience having entered many pupils of varying ages and abilities for Associated Board examinations, with a very high rate of merit/distinction passes. I accompany all of my students during examinations / concerts.
I graduated from Lancaster University with a Bachelor of Music honours degree in 1994, after specialising in flute under Rachel Holt (RNCM tutor and a former student of Trevor Wye). I was awarded a Diploma in flute performance (distinction) from the Independent Contemporary Music Awards (1995). I completed a Steinberg Diploma in Music Construction & Production at Manchester Midi School (2005), and have also received the "Derek Henderson Stockton on-Tees Memorial prize" from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music for gaining the highest distinction marks for Grade 6 (1990) and again for Grade 8 (1991) Flute exams in the County of Cleveland.
I have taught and performed both in the UK and USA and created/directed flute choirs and ensembles. I currently teach music privately (flute, music theory, piano) as well as in schools on a freelance basis.
Other projects and news:
Nov 2013: Awarded "Private Music Teacher of the Year" Classic FM.
March 2008/9/10: Won Under 15's Group Category "Musical Theatre Young Singers" with Stagecoach Denbigh. I chose the piece/songs,arranged & created new harmony parts, mixed and edited the backing tracks for each year and taught the singing to the children.
June 2009: Given an "outstanding" for my work as singing teacher in a Stagecoach inspection.
November 2005: I was awarded a Grade 1 mark from ESTYN (Welsh equivalent of Ofsted) for my work as music teacher at Fairholme Preparatory School. I was observed teaching Year 3 and 4 class music, beginner recorder group, advanced consort and directing the whole school in our choir rehearsal.