Music Education Consultant
MA, LTCL, BA Hons
Awarded the Director’s Prize for Excellence in Music Education 2018. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Creative workshop leader
I have designed and led on CPD for LSO Discovery, Trinity College London and Bollywood Brass Band and am an education consultant for Warwick Music and Music Education Solutions.
“I loved your energy, enthusiasm and opportunity to match pedagogical research to real-life practice!”
Nicky Footer, Head of North Herts Music School and Lead Teacher for First Access
Collins Music, 2020 – How to Teach Whole-Class Instrumental Lessons: 50 inspiring ideas
‘Instrumental music teachers should all have a copy of this book in their instrument cases!’ Professor Martin Fautley, Birmingham City University
Routledge, 2021 – Inspiring Primary Learners – Co-author of music chapter: ‘Composing, Performing, Listening and Structuring (all without fear)’, Dr Mark Betteney and Kay Charlton
LPO Creative Classrooms Connect – primary resource, Summer Songwriting
Contributor to Music Teacher Magazine – ‘Building a Primary Music Department’, July 2019
Contributor to Primary Music Magazine – ‘Using Words as a Starting Point for KS2 Composition’, Spring 2019
Guest lecturer on Instrumental Teaching Programmes, Leeds College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Experienced teacher of brass, WCET and KS2 curriculum music.
Leader of large-scale education projects, recent work includes the WOMAD Festival Malmesbury Schools Project with Bollywood Brass Band, 2019
Creative workshop Leader and speaker – Oi Musica Streetband conference, Edinburgh 2019
“Thanks once again for your fun and stimulating materials. Anything that adds a bit of
fun to the initial stages of learning brass is very welcome.” Martin, Glasgow
2020 A primary school programme in Trinidad and Tobago is using the pBuzz version of ‘Are You Ready?’
Bollywood Blast! series of brass/wind tutor books (Spartan Press)
Commissioned by Warwick Music and Music Education Solutions to compose songs for KS1 scheme of work for pBuzz. Nominated as ‘Education Resource of 2018’ by the ‘Education Awards’ and awarded 5 stars by Teach Primary Magazine.
My Masters research into WCET presented at the Music Education Expo (2018) and the First Access Forum (2017).
Presentations for Warwick Music (pBuzz), Trinity College London (new Brass syllabus) and Bollywood Brass Band at the Music and Drama Education Expo 2019 and 2020
Keynote speaker on ‘Music and Motivation’, Oslo City conference, Norway 2019