obtained her first degree at the Royal Northern College of Music
in Manchester. She studied piano, viola and voice.
first choice was teaching music, which she did from secondary to
degree level at schools and colleges in the North West and North
East, for over thirty years. Extramural music led her to accompanying
and conducting school and community choirs.
semi-retirement she became conductor of the Angrove Singers, Great
Ayton and was a repetiteur for Opera Nova. Recently she has become
organist at St. Andrew's Church, Ingleby Greenhow, is accompanist
to Guisborough Choral Society and runs a private piano practice.
Heaton A.R.C.M. G.N.S.M. B.A.(Open) P.G.C.E.