I teach music at Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School for Boys in Salisbury. As well as delivering the KS3 and GCSE Music Curriculum, I am Director of the school orchestra and assistant Director of the school choir.
I am a member of Salisbury Area Music Co-operative. I have seventeen years’ experience working in primary and secondary schools across Wiltshire, teaching clarinet, flute, saxophone and recorder in whole class, small group and individual settings. I have also directed ensembles in schools and as part of Salisbury Area Young Musicians.
I studied clarinet and piano at the Royal Northern College of Music, and then completed a PGCE in Secondary Music at The Open University.
I have a wide experience of playing professionally in orchestras, big bands, musical theatre and chamber groups.
What I / we help young people achieve
I have excellent relationships with pupils, parents and schools.
Music improves numeracy, literacy, confidence, team work and mental health. I am passionate about music and love passing this on to my pupils.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To play, perform music with others
- To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
- To develop their wellbeing
Also Works With
Bishop Wordsworth’s School
Salisbury Area Music Co-Operative
- Term Time
- After School
Working with special needs
I work with children with Asperger’s, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia,
Autism and EAL.
- Piano / Keyboard
- Curriculum Music (Secondary)
- Music Theory
- Musical Director / Conductor
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
Musical Clusters Covered
- Salisbury / Wilton
“Thank you for understanding [my son] and letting him find his enjoyment in playing. You have been an amazing teacher for him and I know he would not have got as far as he has without you and your support. Thank you for believing in him.”