Venue: The Hub, Westhoughton, Bolton
Day: Wednesdays during term time from 3rd November
Fees: £8.00 a week, billed bi-monthly. See our FAQs.
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Singing is something that makes me incredibly happy and there is nothing better than sharing that joy with other like-minded people. I believe that everyone can sing, and everyone should have an opportunity to experience choral singing.
I have always had a passion for music from a young age. At the age of 7 I started learning the piano and then oboe at 13. Attending High School with a very active music department, I became a member of several of the school ensembles. I joined Bolton Girls’ Choir in 1989 and moved to Bolton Youth Choir in 1992, my love for choral singing started here and has never left.
I received a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from Huddersfield University, and subsequently a PGCE at Liverpool Hope University, which led to her career in teaching. I am the Head of Music at Rivington and Blackrod High School, and am responsible for several ensembles, both choral and instrumental, including a staff choir. Over the years I have been employed by Bolton Music Service to work with several children training choirs. My motto is "To teach the world to sing", which reflects my love of music and my interest in bringing this to people of all ages and levels.
As an active Musical Director for North West Amateur Dramatic Societies, I have been involved with several local adult and youth productions over the years. This year I was lucky enough to work for the Octagon Theatre as the Musical Director for the radio play ‘One Night in Bolton’ to celebrate the opening of the new theatre.
The lockdown has made me realise how incredibly important singing is for our mental health. I, like many other musicians, have had to learn how to deliver online choral sessions and I have realised how important singing is for mental health, including my own. Having the weekly contact and making music together makes me incredibly happy and allows all the little worries to be put away for that time singing.
I am incredibly excited to become the conductor of Sing out Strong Bolton and excited for our future together making wonderful music and looking after our mental health and well-being.