is well-known on Teesside as a highly accomplished educator and
musician. She studied both cello and piano at Chetham's School of
Music in Manchester and studied piano with Richard McMahon at the
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She holds diplomas in Teaching
in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) and CME (Certificate of
enjoys a wide range of musical endeavours including accompanying,
choir leading and delivering concerts and workshops in schools.
She has headed up the learning and engagement programme at Middlesbrough
Town Hall since 2012 and most recently has been appointed as Manager
a project working with young people facing challenging circumstances
using music for positive personal and social change.
set up the Tees Valley Shine
Festival, which ran for the third year in 2019.
took over as Musical Director of the Guisborough Choral Society
on 6th September 2017.