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I am a versatile musician with diverse keyboard skills. I love singing and playing the piano. I studied music at Southampton University with a particular emphasis on composition. As a diploma level pianist (dipABRSM) and experienced singer, my varied musical abilities have led to a broad and rewarding musical career.

 

Pianist work

 

I work as a creative dance pianist for the Royal Opera House on the ‘Chance to Dance’ programme. This involves improvising music and playing ballet repertoire for young people, many unaccustomed to a dance studio. My ability to compose music on the spot is vital, as are excellent sight-reading skills. I love the creative nature of this work, supporting dance teachers to create engaging and memorable classes. I go to diverse and interesting places and meet many inspiring people. I enjoy the unpredictable nature of this work – there is never a dull moment - and my heart is warmed when I see the effect of music and dance on the young people we work with. It’s life changing, for some.

 

Songwriting

 

I began writing songs at the age of 13. Since then, my life story has been told in my songs and this creative outlet has brought profound meaning to my life. I have produced several albums, notably ‘My Garden’ in 2012 and ‘Stonewaller’ in 2016 and several of my songs have been remixed by Code Marla and Adam Parks. I record my music at home in the Kent countryside with my engineer husband who runs our studio – Puddingcake Studio. Work is well underway for my new album which I hope to release early next year – a collaboration with James Cox on drums and his wife, Miriam, on cello.

 

My music is available to buy on iTunes or contact me for a CD version.

 

Musical direction

 

As a pianist and singer I am well suited to musical direction and have worked on many shows including ‘the Wizard of Oz’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Into the Woods’ and most recently ‘Mulan’. I teach songs, create musical soundscapes, write parts for musicians and lead various music groups.

 

Apart from my musical and family life I enjoy yoga, photography, travelling and mountain biking.

Please contact me for any accompanying, songwriting, musical direction or other music-related enquiries.