I began playing the ‘cello at the age of 7, and went on to learn both the piano and later double bass. I also learnt the recorder and flute as a child.
I have studied the cello with Chris Hoyle (RNCM, BBC Philharmonic) and Elizabeth Angel (ABRSM examiner, Festival Adjudicator, Bureau Piano Trio, freelance cellist). I also attended cello courses where I had lessons with Anna Shuttleworth (Cello Gathering, RCM, freelance cellist) and Sue Lowe (Cello Gathering, Eton College, Chethams School of music, Huddersfield and York Universities, freelance cellist). I attended Leeds College of Music where I obtained a degree in Music Technology.
I have played with many orchestras including the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra, Leeds College of Music Symphony Orchestra and I currently play with the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra.
I often play in the band for Lantern Arts Centre productions. These include playing for Joseph, Sound of Music, Westside Story, Hello Dolly, Guys and Dolls and Oklahoma.
I have performed in concert halls such as Huddersfield Town Hall, Bridgewater Hall ( Manchester), Royal Festival Hall and Cadogan Hall.
I have played music most of my life with much enjoyment and love to be able to pass that enjoyment on to anyone who wishes to learn.