Helen obtained her degree in Music from Kingston University in Surrey
studying violin and piano. Upon graduation, she worked as a freelance
musician including teaching, performing with string quartets and
After an interest in law was sparked following working at the Citizens
Advice Bureau, Helen went on to train and work within the legal
profession as a Para-legal and Legal Executive in Solicitors' practices
before returning to her musical roots and training to teach secondary
and sixth-form Music.
She worked as Head of Music in a secondary school in Darlington
and she is currently Subject Leader for Music at Prior Pursglove
& Stockton Sixth Form College which she has been for the last
ten years. She conducts the ensembles on a regular basis and is
Musical Director for their annual productions. Helen is also a member
of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to working as
a piano accompanist and freelance musician.
started with the society in March 2016.