It's like buses, you wait and wait ... well, three came along and we work together, each bringing something different to the mix.
I spent my spare time during college years singing in choirs, learning to play guitar and improving my piano skills. Along the way, I met some very talented ‘amateurs’ and some seriously good musicians at Royal College of Music. Later I played piano for a theatre group, and have also accompanied singers in our charity shows. I have enjoyed singing many forms of music over the years, from a cappella choirs to folk clubs, a madrigal group, and for more than 20 years as a Barbershop Baritone. Part of my interest has been arranging popular songs for harmony singing, and several are still currently being sung in choirs or barbershop quartets.
I served as Musical Director of Solent City Chorus for 5 years and have been Co-Director of Folks in Harmony since 2014.
I’ve been singing since I was old enough to make noise! I started out with the Hampshire County Children’s Choir and then went on to the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain – singing in venues including the O2 arena, the Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall, both in choirs and as a soloist. I completed my ABRSM graded exams with distinctions and then worked in choirs as a director, training with the Association of British Choral Directors. I perform as a soloist and also a concert pianist regularly, and love sharing music with people. I started as Co-MD of Folks in Harmony in 2016 and never looked back!
From church and school choirs to adult choirs, I've been singing my way through life as an alto with enthusiasm. When the need arose unexpectedly I stepped up to the role of conductor, eagerly devouring training courses with the Association of British Choral Directors, The British Kodaly Academy, BABS Harmony College and the ABRSM. Now part of a bigger conducting team, I know that my place is really to keep the other two Co-Directors organised!