I studied music, piano performance and pedagogy at Goldsmiths University of London (CMS), ABRSM (LRSM) and Guildhall School of Music and Drama (PGCert Performance Teaching). I studied social science research methods, teaching and learning, coaching, mentoring and staff development at University of Southampton (MSc Education)

As a teacher I have worked with students in a variety of settings. Kodaly based pre-school music classes, peripatetic piano teacher, choir leader, private teacher, workshop leader, higher education lecturer.

As a performer I enjoy working in the community creating performances with broad appeal and engaging new audiences. I love collaborating with other musicians and build on my traditional training and personal values to create exciting new projects and interactions.

As a writer I create resources to support teachers globally. I contribute to online CPD blogs. I have also written for the popular Skoove app.

As a workshop leader I facilitate performance workshops and collaborative music making workshops. I also offer workshops and webinars for teacher training. For example providing INSET training for staff at Italia Conti.

As a higher education professor and mentor, I teach, run workshops, research, assess, moderate and lead modules. These masters level courses provide professional development for teachers across the performing arts.

As a coach practitioner I work with you as you take steps to achieve your goals and unlock your unique potential.

As a researcher, I develop and design modules and workshops. I bring a social sciences research background to projects such as the professional identity of performing arts teachers and leadership in higher education music courses.

Before this, I had an early career as a Steinway Piano Technician which had a huge impact on my values and how I have chosen to work in the music industry. I grew up in Zimbabwe, my home is in Surrey where I am committed to my community working voluntarily in roles such as school governor and coach practitioner.

Performance Endorsements

‘lyrical and exquisite interpretation’

‘intuitive, spontaneous and dynamic in performance’

‘excellent insight into musical structure, as well as very polished playing’

‘full of romantic fervour and agility’