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I'm an arts & education consultant, facilitator and programme manager specialising in singing programmes and singing for health.

Prior to going freelance in 2015, my roles included Chorus & Projects Manager for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Programme Director for Sing Up, the National Singing Programme for Primary Schools.

I love working with people to help them turn visions into reality, developing the ideas, partnerships and confidence to make them fly.

I also write and arrange music - check out my Vocal Music Shop.
Current clients/programmes
Sing Up Foundation - Joint Head (previously World Voice legacy consultant, Project Lead - Singing for Children & Young People's Mental Health & Wellbeing)
Singing for Health Network - Network Manager
Sing for Pleasure - Events Development Manager

National Teachers' Choir - Founder and General Manager
Other recent clients/programmes
Planning session facilitator - National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, The People's Orchestra, Sing for Pleasure, Farnham Youth Choir, Cathedral Music Trust, National Opera Studio
Britten Pears Arts - Singing Audit Consultant
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic - Singing Strategy Consultant
Walsall Arts for AllProgramme Manager
Sound ConnectionsMusic Education Hub consultant
National Opera Studio - Project Consultant, Diverse Voices
Royal Opera House - Music Hub partnerships consultant
West Midlands Virtual Schools - Network Coordinator, Artslink
Arts Connect - School Networks Coordinator, Arts Ambassadors
Ex Cathedra - educational resource producer
Ninestiles Teaching School Alliance - Leader, Senior Leadership Development Programme

Inspire Music - Singing Strategy Audit Tool developer & consultant

Blackburn with Darwin Music Education Hub - External Evaluator

Cornwall Music Education Hub - singing strategy consultant
Ambition School Leadership - External Assessor
Sing Up - Consultant, Music Hubs
Arts Council England - Music Education Hubs Advisor
Making Music - Make Music Day Anthem (Bring Me Sunshine) choral & orchestral arranger and music editor
The People's Orchestra - choral arranger, Legends Symphonica
Previous full-time roles
Ambition School Leadership (née Teaching Leaders) - Regional Director, Midlands

2012 - 2015

Sing Up - Programme Director

2007 - 2012

MusicLeader West Midlands - Regional Director

2005 - 2007

CBSO - Chorus & Projects Manager

1999 - 2005

Voices in the City Festival - General Manager


City of Birmingham Touring Opera - Assistant Administrator


Other positions held
Singing Network UK - member
Music Education Council - member, Singing Working Group
The Royal Philharmonic Society - RPS Awards Juror, Learning & Participation Award

2013 - 2015

The Aarya Foundation - Trustee

2011 - 2015

Kings Heath Primary School - Governor

2009 - 2014

Accompanist - The People's Showchoir
2020 - 2022
Singer - Ex Cathedra, CBSO SO Vocal, Lauda Chamber Choir 
2014 - 2022
Skills & Qualifications
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Arts Administration – City University

  • BA Honours Music – University of York

  • ABRSM Grade 8 – Piano and Bassoon


  • Coaching Skills run by Teach First/Beyond Now (2012)

  • Action Learning Facilitation Skills run by the Cultural Leadership Programme (2010-11)

  • ICA Facilitation Skills run by ICA (2010)

  • Media Training run by Think Again Media (2009)

  • Clore Leadership Programme Short [2-week] Course (2007)

  • Strategic Marketing Planning course run by Audiences Central (2005)

  • Media Training run by ITV Central (2004)

  • Graduate of Common Purpose, a year-long programme of activities for future leaders (2002)


  • Sing Up won the Royal Philharmonic Society's Learning & Participation Award (2012)

  • Finalist, Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (2005)

  • Douglas Le Vicki Arts Festival Trophy, for the student considered to have made the most significant contribution to High Wycombe Music Centre (1990)

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