Welcome to my website!
I hope that you enjoy looking through all the sections however to assist
you finding your way around I have listed a few thoughts below.
If you are a student – on the ‘Learning to Play’ pages you will find extra lessons to help you practice your instrument whether it be piano, flute or violin. These lessons give you strategies to build strength and stamina on your instrument as well as fun tips to keep you inspired! Also, keep an eye on the ‘specials’ page as I will occasionally have different specials up for you….these may be free lessons, discounts off books etc.
If you are a school - I work as a music consultant and am available to either assist you in producing a musical or I will direct the whole musical for you. This can be with a small performing arts group, particular year group or whole school. Please find further information on the ‘consulting‘ page. I am also available to direct choirs and bands.
If you are a teacher – on the ‘Teaching Ideas’ pages you will find music planning (including units of work, lesson plans and games), song ideas that I have used in various settings- this includes musicals, behaviour management techniques as well as extra ideas that I have used and developed over the years.
In the ‘Links‘ section I will list and briefly review books that I have found interesting and that have helped me to develop as a teacher. There will also be links to video clips, images and other websites.
Did you know: “Music is a magical gift we must nourish and cultivate in our children, especially now as scientific evidence proves that an education in the arts makes better math and science students, enhances spatial intelligence in newborns, and let’s not forget that the arts are a compelling solution to teen violence, certainly not the cause of it!” Michael Greene, Recording Academy President and CEO at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, February 2000.