Biography

My love of music was sparked at the age of five, when I was taken to church for the first time. I am now a piano teacher who is passionate about helping my pupils develop their musical talents. My music school is very successful, with a 100% exam pass rate.

Church and sacred music are very important to me and I am part of a vibrant musical community in the Parish of Roath. I was educated at St. Teilo's Church in Wales High School. At 16 I became the organist for St. Teilo's Church. I am now the organist at St. Margaret's Church and assistant organist at the daughter church of St. Edward's. I play at services and regularly perform piano solos at concerts and concertos with the St. Edward's Orchestra.

I have been performing as a paid pianist / organist since the age of 16 for weddings and recitals.  I also love to take music to people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to listen to live music, including my recent performance in the chapel of the Heath Hospital, that was also broadcast to patients via the Hospital Radio.

"I love to take music to people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to listen to live music"

Never too early to learn

As a teacher and performer I aspire to the highest standards. I achieved grades 5 to 8 in piano within 18 months. I was awarded the Henry, Edith and Constance Haddon Memorial Prize for 3 terms running, for achieving the best marks in grades five, six and seven, from all the candidates in South Wales. I was also awarded a scholarship to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where I did my first diploma (DipABRSM) under concert pianist Fazliddin Husanov.  I continue to aim high and am currently working on my second Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 with full orchestra and also my LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music).

I am a peripatetic music teacher at St. Paul’s Primary School in Grangetown and Bryn Hafren Comprehensive in Barry, where I also lead the school choir.