Recent and ongoing educational and outreach projects
2018- 2019: Lullaby Hour, Music in Hospitals & Care Monthly visits to a children's hospice to play soothing lullabies at bedtime.
2017 - 2019: Theatre in Prisons & Probation (TiPP), HMP Styal Delivering music sessions geared towards families visiting a family member in prison. September - December 2017: Silent Songbird Role of actor/musician/composer in this new multi-sensory, participatory show with Peoplescape Theatre and Chester Zoo as part of the Sing for Songbirds campaign, raising awareness of Indonesian songbirds.
September 2017 - June 2018: Music as Medicine at Alder Hey Children's Hospital Mentoring a Live Music Now musician to deliver music sessions on inpatient wards in the hospital
May 2017: Residency with harpist Elinor Nicholson at Princes Primary School, Liverpool Working with SEN and PMLD classes, delivering participatory music workshops and live performances. Supported by Medicash and Live Music Now!
March - May 2017: Residency with harpist Elinor Nicholson at New Bridge School, Oldham Working with three SEN classes, supported by Live Music Now!
March 2017: Sing a Story with John Webb & Sinfonia Cymru Visiting six schools in Newtown and Welshpool with John Webb to deliver Sing a Story workshops, culminating in performances at Theatre Hafren, Newtown with other members of Sinfonia Cymru. Sponsored by Mid-Wales Music Trust. December 2016 @ Leeds College of Music Together with members of The House of Bedlam, running a project day for the youths of Yorkshire Young Musicians. Topics including simplicity & complexity, improvisation, and graphic scores.
24-30 October @ Brighter Sound: My Music, My Manchester Creative residency led by singer-songwriter-cultural activist Meklit Hadero along with other artists from Manchester Camerata, One Education, Z-Arts, RNCM, Brighter Sound, and BBC Philharmonic. Writing and performing brand new music concerning home and identity with young people from Greater Manchester.
December 2015 & February 2016 @ Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Together with members of The House of Bedlam, running a 7-day course on simplicity & complexity for the talented and energetic youths of Aldeburgh Young Musicians.
from May 2015 (ongoing) @ Alder Hey Children's Hospital / Live Music Now! Collaborating with play specialists, I provide interactive (and sometimes soothing!) music sessions for patients and their families on a general surgical ward.
Halle Education: The Pied Piper of Rochdale and SHINE on Manchester programmes Delivering engaging workshops designed to nurture creativity and improve literacy and numeracy.
Magic Carpet/Musical Baby Explorers @ Manchester Musuem Commission and delivery of 40-minute interactive musical stories designed to complement various collections for the very youngest museum patrons and their grownups; designing a highly interactive sensory and musical environment for non-walking babies and their grown ups.