“Leicester remains to me the most special place. There is a fantastic music and arts community here with so many innovative organisations and artists active in the city”
What do you do?
I am Project Manager at Pedestrian, looking after projects such as Perfect Score and Concept along with supporting artists, groups and young people to develop their connections, creative skills and professional practices.
How did you get to where you are?
I have worked in music and music education both in formal and community settings for the past 25 years. As a musician I was in several touring bands playing flute, keys and percussion and I also worked as a studio engineer and music producer for some time. I worked as music lecturer in Derby and also as a flute teacher and have enjoyed bringing together elements from formal and informal music education to help support inclusive music projects.
Why do you love what you do?
My background in music and music education has helped me in supporting the projects and people I work with. As a musician or as a studio engineer you need to be organised, creative and determined.
I absolutely love to hear new music and to see talented young musicians and producers developing and sharing their creativity as they progress their musical and career goals.
Why are you based in Leicester?
I was born in Leicester and although I have lived and worked in other cities Leicester remains to me the most special place. There is a fantastic music and arts community here with so many innovative organisations and artists active in the city.
I love the diversity, the creative talent, and find that the city offers something for everyone. It has been great to see it flourishing over the last 10 years and it's exciting to see all the plans and developments that are on the way.
Perfect Score is going on tour! We are looking forward to hosting another Perfect Score event at Curve within the next year and this time we are also collaborating with Corby Cube to host a similar event in Corby. You can read about the previous project and event on https://perfectscoreblog.tumblr.com and also on the Pedestrian website www.pedestrian.info
I am also working with colleagues from the Music Education Council and across the music industry to develop a new organisation called TIME (Technology in Music Education) in which we are bringing together industry professionals with educators and supporting the integration of new music technologies in music education at all levels.
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