As a music therapist, music teacher in a primary school, and a community
musician, I juggle many different musical hats throughout my working week.
Music has given me the privilege of working with people of all ages and stages
of life from 9 months to 90-year-olds! When I am not working, I perform in an
Americana Band, sing soprano in the Wealden Consort chamber choir, and
perform and direct for Cranbrook Operatic and Dramatic Society. Life is never

Having grown up on the Romney Marsh, I am delighted to work for Rye’s Music
Well as both a music therapist and community musician in a rural setting. I
really enjoy running the Music Well adult singing group on Tuesdays from 1pm-
2.15pm in the Rye Scout Centre during school term time. It is such a friendly,
inclusive group which offers a welcoming space for singers to feel heard
amongst others who love singing for fun and friendship. I believe singing is for

Intergenerational music making is an area close to my heart as it enables me
to combine the musical strands of my working life which I feel passionately
about. Witnessing adults and children singing together is very moving and
benefits both parties equally. It has been a privilege to collaborate with Nick
and Marian on ‘Singing’. Recording the song in a professional recording studio
has brought so much happiness to the group. As one singer said to me ‘I never
thought I would be doing this at 72’! Our next exciting joint project is our
intergenerational concert on Sunday 2 nd July at 2.30pm. Hope to see you there!