As a drummer and percussionist, I have enjoyed a worldwide career performing, teaching and sharing music. Lately, I have been developing and formalising a practice of connecting and promoting healing and wellbeing through a shared musical experience. Playing music in healthcare settings is a "licence to make magic."
Currently touring as a member of Kayu Gangsa, a Malay gamelan orchestra. Drums with Silk Roots (Balkan folk band), Deli (jazz quartet), Sticky Morales (funk cover band).
I am a guitarist best known for solo acoustic instrumental work, which has taken me to gigs and festivals worldwide. I also play electric guitar in the band Goddesses and love working as a session musician for a range of clients.
I teach music, primarily guitar, although I am currently helping over 300 primary school children a week to learn the ukulele! I have a background in Community Music, running guitar and percussion workshops with a range of young people.
I spent 10 years in the NHS as a clinical Substance Misuse Worker, which has informed my interest in bringing the benefits of music-making into healthcare settings.
I am a classically trained musician with a background in performance. My principle instrument is the guitar and I have enjoyed a varied performing and session work career spanning twenty years.
I am a specialist instrumental tutor for students with special educational needs and have a research interest in musical improvisation as a learning model for non-verbal students.
I am drawn to Music in Healthcare work by my ability to connect with people on an empathic level.