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Currently living near Watford in Hertfordshire, I teach piano and musicianship both at home and at the DaCapo Family Music Centre in Cricklewood. I learnt a variety of instruments as a child but ended up focusing mainly on piano, oboe and voice and played and sang in a wide range of county-run choirs, bands, orchestras and opera groups. Music was one element of my Higher Education Degree along with Drama and though I continued to perform when I started my working life, I did not begin teaching until having my own children at which point I started to wonder how on earth I had started to learn music in the first place! Since 1999, I have been a member of Blag Theatre Company, a professional company performing its own up-to-date brand of parody through comic song and sketches. (Watch out for us at Christmas at the Pump House Theatre, Watford!)
I started up my own pre-school music group in 2004 and decided some training was in order! Having found The DaCapo Music Foundation and been thoroughly trained by them, I am pleased to say I have now been teaching their methods since 2005. I continue to receive training from DaCapo as there is always something new to learn. All of their training has been invaluable.
As my children and pupils have grown, I have noticed the usefulness of the DaCapo approach both in terms of sight-reading ability, easier comprehension of musical theory and of course musicianship.