Also Known As:
Sometime in my neighbourhood "Miss Recorder Lady!" because I tech recorder at a number of primary schools across Islington
St Mary's, Islington
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I play French horn, trumpet, and natural horn. I teach recorder at many schools across Islington, direct the Thornhill Primary Orchestra, and teach horn and am the brass section leader for the Nucleo Project in Notting Hill.
When I was little I lived on an island off of Papua New Guinea so the lyrics "If you see a crocodile don't forget to scream!" In 'Row Row Row Your Boat' have real resonance for me.
I've started taking body percussion classes and it's the best fun ever.
Once I was running for the bus (with my French horn of course...) and fell over and grazed my knee. A man on a motor bike stopped to check if I was alright. It was one of the French horn players of the London Symphony Orchestra! And he recognised me from when I had met him two weeks before! I was mortified!
Claim to Fame
I once played for the Queen!
I played in Scottish Parliament and played in the fanfare as Her Majesty and the Duke of York entered the chamber. I was so nervous!
For International Women's Day this year I played in an all female orchestra at Royal Festival Hall. I shared the stage with Sandi Toksvig, Hugh Grant, Sarah Millican, Angel Blue, Sharon D. Clarke, Sian Edwards and Alice Farnham, and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.