I worked at a music shop (A&C Hamilton’s near Preston) at the age of 16, demonstrating and teaching keyboards and organs, then was trained and working with ‘Music For Families’ in Blackburn for 10 happy years. I also trained with the Yamaha Music School there, after gaining an associate diploma for organ playing from the Victoria College of Music. I next attained a 2:1 BA Hons in performing arts from St. Martin’s College in Lancaster (now known as ‘The University of Cumbria‘). I passed grade 8 piano with ABRSM with merit. I’ve worked as a ‘supporting artiste’ on various TV shows with well-loved and world-famous people including Peter Kay and John Hannah. I’ve written, performed and recorded songs with voice coach/singer Kelly Sharp and I’m working towards an associate piano diploma with ABRSM. I am currently setting up a music school, which will co-exist with my home visits – lots more information coming soon! I am the resident organist and choirmaster at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Cottam, and play for weddings and funerals. I sing in the tenor section with the Lancaster Singers choir throughout the year and also help with the publicity and marketing of the choir. I also write and self-publish children’s fiction and am currently working towards a piano diploma.