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  • Welcome! I work as organist, musical director, accompanist, piano teacher and occasional composer.

Having moved to Norwich in 2016, I am still establishing myself in Norfolk, working as a freelance organist, accompanist of a very friendly choir –  the Framingham Earl Singers, and building up my private teaching practice. Highlights so far include two Come and Sing events in Swaffham and Norwich, playing the first service on the newly restored Holdich organ at Upton, and carol services at Ranworth, South Walsham, Reedham, Dereham and Braydeston, and The Crucifixion at Acle. I gave my first Norfolk organ recital in June at St Nicholas Church Dereham, and continued the tour at Kings Lynn Minster. I teach piano in Thorpe St Andrew, NR7.

When I lived in Surrey, I taught piano for 25 years, with hundreds of pupils of all ages and abilities. I was also Conductor of the Chandos Choir, Director of Music at churches in Coulsdon, Banstead and Southfields, and Musical Director of three youth choirs. I also composed piano and choral pieces – you can listen to some of my compositions here.

I studied for my degree at Exeter University, sang in two Cathedral Choirs, and then studied at the Royal College of Music as répétiteur in the Opera School. Having received the Associate Diploma of the Royal College of Organists, I have since gained a wealth of experience as piano accompanist for singers, choirs and instrumentalists, as church organist, choir director, and piano teacher. I am rumoured to be transgendered, bipolar, hence very creative, a first class sight reader and improviser, and love all kinds of music, tinkering with organs, computers and hi-fi, and amusing my cats!

This site also hosts info about my home town Coulsdon, and St Andrew’s Church, Coulsdon, which played a large part in my upbringing.

If you wish to contact me you’ll find you can do so via the teaching or organist page or ring 01603 960171.

Jo

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Practice makes perfect….
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