Qualifications, jobs and CPD

Master of Arts : Dartington College of Arts. Performance Practice in Contemporary Arts: Contemporary Classical Music and Ethnomusicology. (September 2000)

Bachelor of Arts : Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. First study:  Violin. Second Study: Piano. Options: Conducting, Music Technology, Composition. (July 1998)

Qualified Teacher Status : University of Gloucester. (June 2011)

Subject Mentor, Secondary Music : University of Hertfordshire, School Direct (July 2015)

Research and Dissertation

MA Dissertation : The music of Tunisian Composer; Ouanes Khligene. Research in Tunisia. (April-July 2000)

BA Dissertation : The traditional and street music influences in Stavinsky’s ballet: Petrushka (1998)

Instrumental Skills/Musicianship

Violin, first study conservatory-level performance; Piano, second study; Clarinet (grade 8).

Employment History

current posts

Artistic Associate. (Conductor, arranger, training leader)  Orchestras For All (Nov 2016 – )

Previous Posts

Principal Guest Conductor, Harlow Symphony Orchestra (January 2018 -November

2018 )

Conductor, Bishop’s Stortford Music Centre, Herts Music Service, String Ensembles and Full Orchestra. (Jan 2017 – April 2019)

Violin Teacher, Hockerill Anglo-European College (April 2018 – April 2019 )

Violin Teacher & Folk Band Leader Leventhorpe (September 2017 – April 2019)

Artistic Programme Manager, Orchestras for All (November 2016 – Jan 2018)

Conductors for Change Programme Manager, Orchestras for All (November 2016 – August 2018)

Violin Tutor, Triborough Youth Orchestra, Triborough Music Hub (September 2016 – February 2018)

Small Group/Whole Class Violin Teacher, Triborough Music Hub, London (September 2016 – December 2017 )

Music Tutor, Nucleo Project (Sistema England) Ladbroke Grove (September 2016 – December 2016)

Head of Performing Arts (Music)
Leventhorpe, Sawbridgeworth, Herts. (2012 to 2016)
Leading team of 4.5 teachers in Music and Drama departments in curriculum and extra-curricular programmes for students ages 11-19. Curriculum including KS3 programme in line with National Curriculum, GCSE and A level. Extra curriculum programme including 3 annual musical theatre productions, 3 large scale music performances, chamber music performances and an ongoing programme of 11 weekly clubs and rehearsals across the Faculty.

Teacher of Music
King Edward VI Community College, Totnes, Devon, UK (Sept 2008 – Aug 2012)
Classroom teaching of music and performing arts at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, including GCSE, GCE (AS and A2), IB and BTEC programmes. Extra-curricular activities, daily tutoring.

Education Projects Manager
Dartington College of Arts, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, UK (May 07 – Sept 08)
Directing, managing and leading music and arts projects for young people including the Dartington Summer Youth Programme.

Education Project Manager, Opera Producer
Welsh National Opera, Cardiff, Wales, UK (2004 – 2007)
Managing, producing and leading music and arts projects for children and adults in formal and non-formal settings.

Music Theatre Wales, Cardiff (2001 – 2004)
Administration of a touring company of contemporary opera with new productions of opera by Nigel Osborne, Lynne Plowman and Param Vir. Management of all aspects of national and international touring, including devising and implementing contemporary opera projects in schools.

Key Skills Administrator
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Cardiff (2000 – 2001)
Administration of the Key Skills development agency for the LSDA. Managing a national programme of conferences and training for teachers

Continued Professional Development

2008 – 2015 Various INSET sessions including: Developing Growth Mindset, Cooperative learning, Cultivating Successful Learners, Data Analysis and Target Setting, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, Effective Questioning, Observing Progress, Working with G&T.

Conducting for Educators, led by Mark Heron
RNCM, September 2016 – February 2017

Conducting for Educators, with Alice Farnham
Morley College, May 2016 (2 days)

Write an Opera
Royal Opera House, August 2014 (5 days)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Category 1 and 2, April 2012 (3 days)

National Youth Jazz Collective
Regional Leader training, Spring 2010 (6 days)

Lipson CC, Plymouth
EAL Teaching Strategies, July 6th 2009 (1 day)

Musical Futures
Developing Independent Learners, October 2008 (1 day)

Understanding and Managing Behaviour
Online BfL course, Sept 2008

Touch Trust
Touch Therapy Training, Sept 2006 – May 2007 (1 day/week)

The Artistic Process for teachers
Columbus Ohio, Ohio Arts, April 2004 (4 day)

Project Management Tools and Techniques
Capita Training, October 2003 (3 days)

Leading Traditional Arts Projects
TRAC-Cymru, October 2002 (1 day)