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October 2020 - BA Honours Music
Open University Degree - 1st year
I grew up with none musical parents but my grandma who had died in 1945 had played the piano. In the farmhouse the back bedroom was full of furniture which had belonged to gran including her piano. We weren’t allowed in there when dad was around, but we snuck in and tinkled on the piano. Dad caught us one day and instead of telling us off he told Mum to ask at school if there was a music group to see if i could learn to read music. There was a recorder group and after a while the teacher asked 3 or 4 of us if anyone wanted to learn the violin. The recorder teacher turned out to be a concert violinist. I started to learn the violin at the age of 6. I then went on to learn to play the Euphonium, the organ and Ive recently brought a ukulele. Dad was a fan of George Formby and had seen him perform at Coventry when he was a kid.
Member of The Royal College of Organists