Further Education/qualification(s): Trinity College of Music, London - BMus(Hons) in Piano Solo, Trinity College of Music, London - MMus in Piano Solo, Guildhall School of Music and Drama - Masters of Performance in Piano Accompaniment, ABRSM Grade 8 Singing
How many years have you been working with children and how many of those have been at Dallington? I have been teaching for nearly 18 years now and I have worked at Dallington since April 2018
What do you hope to imbue in the children? I would like to inspire children and bring love for music and for their instrument
What is your favourite aspect of your work? Seeing children progress and see how proud and happy they are with their achievement
What are your interests and how do they impact on your time with the children? Music is my main passion, I also love reading, horse riding and painting. I do hope that my love for music comes across in my lessons and as a result makes every lesson more exciting, fun and interesting.
Who or what inspires you? My parents, my brother, people who work hard and achieve a lot. It makes me believe in myself more.
What is the hardest thing you have ever done? In terms of my music career it would probably be when I performed a piano concerto with orchestra.
Tell us a funny children’s anecdote: When I was very young I had a tortoise, it was a small thing, it lived in a box and it was very very fast. Yes, who would have thought tortoises can be fast....
Once I took it outside to the garden so it could go for a walk in the grass, I felt bad that it was indoors all the time.
I turned around for second and when I looked back again the tortoise was gone....I looked everywhere, but the tall grass and small bushes were a perfect hiding place for the tortoise. It escaped....
If you had a wish, what would it be? That there would be more happiness in the world
What was your experience at your school? I had a very good time at school. It was a boarding school, so I was a bit homesick at first but once I got used to it and made lots of friends it was really good.
What do you wish you had known at school that you know now? That unfortunately the world is not as rosy and happy as it seems and it can be a very tough place
What makes you happy/sad? It makes me happy seeing people I love and care about laugh and smile and anyone else - laughing is truly contagious. We should all laugh and smile more.
It makes me sad to see people being treated unfairly and to see how cruel the world can be.
Tell us something you have learned from a child.. Honesty. Children are always sincere. They’ll tell you exactly how things are.
Tell us a secret: I used to play Prince Of Persia game on the computer when it was still a black and white game.
Tell us a joke! Knock, knock Who’s there? Nobody Nobody who? ......................
If you could learn anything, what would it be? I’d learn how to be a surgeon
If you weren’t in the job you are now, what would you like to do or be? I’d like to be a horse rider