After completing A levels, Sally attended the London College of Music where she studied Woodwind, Piano and Voice, gaining Associate and Licentiate Diplomas and graduating in 1993 with an Honours Degree.
Sally later studied and completed her PGCE in secondary music education.
In addition to a successful performing career from original and function bands to orchestral work, Sally has been employed by local education establishments, as an instrumental teacher and ensemble leader, teaching children in key stages 1 – 5. She has also led and taught Whole Class Instrumental Teaching (WCET) programmes, teaching the clarinet, flute and recorder to classes in Key Stage 1,2 and 3.
Sally has directed a number of ensembles, including Junior and Youth Wind Concert bands. In 1999 she was invited to be Director of Music for the newly formed Crawley Millennium Concert Band and Crawley Millennium Voices. This was a post which she held for over ten years, conducting the band in concerts at venues both home and abroad.
Sally now runs her own successful business and prides herself on the bespoke approach to her work. She is passionate about making instrumental tuition accessible for children and young people whatever their circumstances or ability. Every student is valued for their individual achievements and Sally prides herself on establishing a great rapport with each and every one of them, whilst understanding their specific learning and musical needs.
In addition to her instrumental teaching, Sally teaches singing at Stages Performing Arts, preparing students for Musical Theatre exams and auditions.
I started to learn clarinet in year 3 and met Sally when I joined the youth band in year 5. During year 7, she became my clarinet teacher, and has tutored me all the way through to grade 8, in 2021. Sally has always pushed me beyond my comfort zone, encouraging me to stretch myself further. With her attention to detail, and by honing my technique, I have managed to pass each exam with a merit, whilst enjoying the challenges she has set me. Eleanor, Grade 8 pass with distinction