“I recently spent a day with members of the Paraorchestra. This was a moving experience. Everyone put aside their disabilities and made music together. This is how I feel it should be.”
I became interested in music through my own children’s music lessons and have been playing the flute since the age of forty two. I gained a diploma early in 2001 and teach both privately and at the King’s School, Ely. My pupils range from age 4 - 74 years and in ability from beginner to diploma.
In 2010 I started training as a Suzuki flute teacher, and have found the whole experience inspirational. I have ten students and work closely with a Suzuki piano teacher in Cambridge. I also perform with The Ely Sinfonia. As I am blind I have to memorise all my orchestral parts. Some memorable performances include Schubert’s 5th symphony, Bach’s 4th Brandenburg concerto, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
It was a real privilege to perform at my eldest daughter’s wedding accompanied by my middle daughter on the piano. Eighteen months ago I performed with a string quartet at my elder son’s wedding.
I have been tutored by many well-known flautists including Ian Clarke, Kate Hill and Wissam Boustany.