Trish co-leads Music In Our Bones’ WellSpring and Musical Memories singing groups with Tracy Sharp. She was a special needs teacher for 30 years, and a massage therapist for 21 years. She has used music in all her work is passionate about singing.
Professional qualifications and areas of expertise/special areas of interest
Primary and Special School Teacher for 31 years – Head of a Pupil Referral Unit. Head of Music in 3 Special Schools. 1966 – 1997. Co-leader (with a London Music Inspector of Schools) of the London Special Schools’ Annual Music Festival for 10yrs
Trish was a wedding singer in the 70s and a Folk Singer in the 1960-90s singing in a College Trio, Birmingham; the Cheechako Singers – Yukon/Canada, A Breath of Fresh Air – Suffolk
She has sung with local Natural Voice leaders in Sing for Fun with Ian Heywood, a Singing Safari with Chris Rowbury and with a variety of nationally known singing leaders
Team-teaching ,Training experience
Trish has led groups and choirs throughout her professional life in schools.
Recently she led Keep on Rocking a local choir for singers over 60
Trish plays folk guitar and ukulele and has recently taught adult Beginners’ classes for both.
A Natural Voice Network singing training course with Rowena Whitehead and Pauline Downs, NVN workshops and Music In Our Bones termly singing leaders meetingsI 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.