My career thus far been developed by having the opportunity to teach in several different schools in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and the surrounding areas. I have a wide range of teaching experiences in my subject and benefit from a wealth of professional experience in my life as a musician.
In 2011 I graduated with Honours from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Bachelor of Music Education degree and I returned there to undertake a two year Masters’ Degree in Music (specifically Composition) in 2014, whilst balancing a part time teacher’s workload on top of this - a challenging experience!
In my role as a teacher I have led initiatives within various schools to improve and develop the provision of Music Education within each establishment and have been a keen leader of extra- curricular activities such as choirs, musical productions and orchestras. I have been keen to improve and innovate the curricular offerings within my subject with regards to the use of technology and in particular, music technology such as recording and production software.
Alongside my teaching career, I have been in the happy position of being able to develop my musical career as a performer and writer in the UK and have a wide variety of professional musical experience as a pianist, accompanist, singer and composer. Working with other professionals in the context of performing and composing engagements has always been of great benefit to my students in school as I bring what I have learned from colleagues back into the classroom to further develop my students’ technique, knowledge and love of music.
In my classroom, I know from experience that music can and should be a subject which students arrive at filled with enthusiasm and excitement because they know that they are going to learn something interesting and fun, in an experiential, hands-on way. In addition to this, the music classroom can be a place in which pupils feel safe, secure, nurtured and supported and in which their creativity is allowed to thrive.