Professional qualifications and areas of expertise/special areas of interest

I work for, and with, multiple charities inside the Stowmarket area focused on care, wellbeing and building communities. For the last few years I have returned to music, both as a singing leader and community musician.

I support Music In Our Bones with their Songlines group, provide co-leader cover and support if and when needed and suddenly with the pandemic became the charity’s sound editor and CD producer!

Singing experience

I was a failed musician in the 1990’s. My Father was a known musician in Coventry and London and my Sister is an Opera singer. I wouldn’t attempt Opera, but I play a range of instruments, functionally, and gigs cover the costs of some of my local singing groups.

Team-teaching ,Training experience

I have been team teaching with Tracy Sharp since 2016. I run several independent singing groups, mainly focused around people living with dementia and/or Parkinson’s

Professional development

Singing and playing in the ‘Calling Birds’and other performing groups, Sing to beat Parkinsons training events, Sing for the Brain training and on-going singing leader learning alongside colleagues.

Multiple trustee and directorships.

Advisories on last MOT, convictions – none