Professional qualifications and areas of expertise/special areas of interest

Combined Arts Degree including music and drama. I’m an qualified Occupational Therapist working in a specialist health care setting where singing is used to aid symptom management. I’m interested in all activities related to helping individuals achieve a sense of holistic well being, and my practice is influenced by my background in a variety of holistic therapies including Yoga, Mindfulness and Tai chi.

Singing experience

Singing with Chris Rowbury in local community choirs and before this Shared Voices with Sian Croose and Singing for Fun with Ian Heywood. The Natural voice approach to singing inspires me. I love sharing and playing a wide variety of music and sing locally with a female accapella group and a small collective band.

Team-teaching ,Training experience

‘Sharing the music’ course by Susie Ro. Team teaching with Music In Our Bones since 2016 and presently co- leading the Stroke Songlines group in Stowmarket.

Professional development

I regularly attend conferences on Health and Well-being and Natural Voice workshops to continue my professional development and share good practice. This also includes on going meetings with Music In Our Bones singing leaders to evaluate work in groups.