I began my musical education in Nottingham with the help of the Nottinghamshire County Music Service. There, I attended Saturday morning music school where I received piano, french horn and music theory lessons and took part in a number of ensembles.
As a french horn player, I then went on to be part of the Nottinghamshire County Youth Orchestra and County Band, participating in their many musical events and tours, including trips to Italy, Norway, Germany, Holland and the USA.
Later, I studied horn and piano at Trinity College of Music, London where I graduated with an LTCL (teaching diploma) and GTCL ( Honours Degree in Music). I studied horn with John Burden, former principal horn of the London Symphony Orchestra and, also, John Pigneguy, former member of the Nash Ensemble. Last year, I studied with Beccy Goldberg who tutors at the Royal Northern College of Music and I'm currently studying with Naomi Atherton, principal horn of Manchester Camarata.
Since returning to Nottingham, as well as piano and horn teaching, I play regularly, as a horn player, in a number of Nottinghamshire orchestras and ensembles. These include the Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra, the Orchestra of Restoration (St Mary's, the Lace Market's resident orchestra), the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra and with various musical theatre productions.