PortfolioI am a member of the Musicians' Union.
I am a proud member of the Natural Voice Practitioners Network.
I am CRB checked.
I have Public Liability Insurance.
My work really has me back and forth doing all sorts of fun stuff. I have just given information on my 'best bits'.
I continue to work with the Sing Your Head Off singing groups for adults with mental health issues and with Hoot's choirs for over-55s.
KaninchenIn 2014 I got Arts Council Funding to go to New York for Bobby McFerrin's renowned Circlesongs course. During this week we explored singing improvisation. It's very hard for me to sum up all that I learnt. I have been running workshops since I came back, and did a full set of improvisation (video) with my loop pedal under my solo performing name 'Kaninchen'.
Calderdale Youth ServiceBetween 2009-11 I worked at Calderdale Youth Service. Mainly working with the disabilities group, delivering music activities and supporting the young people to take part in activities such as wall climbing, kayaking, horse riding etc. I have also occasionally worked with the Youth Service Rock-School/Arts night.
Powerplay: Music LeaderIn 2012 I worked on a project called Powerplay. This project brought five local schools together to create a choir in the centre of Dewsbury.
In 2010 I worked on the Soundtracks programme (a nationwide project taking place in special schools) We created multi-sensory experiences for the groups and produced a performance at the end of a five-day block of sessions. This included storytelling, songwriting, short composed pieces and one to one sessions. During this project I mentored a local peripatetic music teacher on ways of working in SEN schools.
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ concert hall in Amsterdam.
In 2011 I took part in a project exploring the sonic possibilities of Rhubarb for the HCMF.