I have worked in the arts and education for the past 20 years and am currently the Isle of Wight Music Hub Lead and the Strategic Planning and Programme Manager for Southampton Music Hub. I also have the privilege of chairing the Isle of Wight Cultural Education Partnership.
I am passionate about the transformative power of music and the arts and education and ensuring that this is delivered inclusively for all to access and harness.
With a background in arts management, participation and music education I have worked at Salisbury Playhouse, the University of Southampton and Turner Sims Concert Hall and organised Cheltenham Music Festival before training as a secondary school music teacher and teaching in Island schools for eight years including supporting non-qualified teachers to train.
I now work for music education hubs as a music curriculum and vocal specialist leading on education strategy, participation and training for the Island’s primary and secondary workforce. I am a guest lecturer at the University of Winchester on the Teach First Secondary PGCE course and Music Education modules.
I am a keen cyclist and crochet enthusiast and enjoy leading and running several community choirs and walking my Hungarian Puli Titus along the Island’s incredible coastline.