About Me

I’m a flute and saxophone teacher, and have been teaching pupils for over 30 years.

I have a wealth of experience in helping my pupils through graded music exams with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music up to Grade 8 practical and Grade 5 theory, but am also quite happy to teach people who just want to play for fun.  Any age are welcome as it’s never too late to learn an instrument.

I love music, and aim to give my pupils a wide selection of music to enjoy and master.
I believe it is possible to teach people just as much from Beyonce as from Bach and there is a chance that some might enjoy it more and hence practice that bit more often too!

Pupils are taught in a friendly, fun and supportive way, designed to challenge and encourage each pupil to develop as a musician as well as to have an enjoyable time. I enter pupils for exams three times a year, and there is never any pressure to take exams until they feel ready and happy to do so.

I work through term time and school holidays, although feel free to cancel during school holidays if you prefer.  I charge £13 for a half hour lesson which can be paid weekly or invoiced every half term.  If you do need to cancel any week, I do not charge for this as long as I have been told before the lesson.

As you are coming to my home, I thought it would be good to introduce you to my family as you may see them around. I’ve been married to Steve for 26 years, and he is a drama teacher in a local secondary school. Antonia has just graduated in Fine Art and is a professional artist, Catriona is studying Philosophy at Lancaster University and Ollie is a barista. We are a crazy and creative family!