My musical education started in Cornwall when I was a teenager. I played in the Lostwithiel Youth Band, Cornwall Youth Orchestra and Band and sang in choirs at Chapel and school. So it is great to give a little back to Cornwall since it inspired me so.
I have been a school teacher for 40 years! ( that makes me feel old! ) I trained at Dartington College of Arts, studying music and then Rolle College, Exmouth and have a degree in music and education. I play the flute, piano and tuba which I play in the Cornwall Concert orchestra. I taught music, mainly instrumental one to one, flute, piano and recorder. More recently I taught a year 3 class and conducted a choir of about 60, 6 to 8 year olds and a staff choir which were great fun.
I have sung in choirs all my life, church, chamber choirs and choral societies, being called upon to conduct and take sectional rehearsals from time to time.
My main aim as MD is for us all to have fun and enjoy singing. We will go on a musical journey together, singing a variety of songs, Cornish, folk, classical and even some pop songs. I am always open to suggestions. Our songs have got to be entertaining for an audience to listen to. Some songs will be a cappella so we can sing anywhere.
I have three grown up children, two grandsons and a grand daughter. We retired to Cornwall 4 years ago. My husband Les, sings in the Mevagissey Male Choir. I enjoy walking, gardening, sewing, knitting and crochet. I am very excited about having the opportunity to be MD and hope we will have lots of fun together producing wonderful music.