I Graduated from LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) in 2002 with BA(hons) in Performing Arts Music. I specialised in Performance as a lead guitarist.
I have been dedicated to playing guitar since 1995 and have been in a variety of bands/duos/solo projects: covers and originals. From acoustic blues to 80′s and most things in between.
I play electric and acoustic guitar, lead and rhythm. I have played lead guitar with a number of original artists as well as performing for their studio recordings and International tours. I write/record/perform my own songs (alternative acoustic blues) and self-released my debut album Cycle Grace Pulse Break in December 2010 and Chasing Tales EP in 2013 (Winner of FATEA Magazine EP/Mini Album Award 2013). In November 2014 I won the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge competition with my song Riches to Rags.
I have been teaching guitar to private students since 2002. I have also worked in Liverpool music schools teaching a range of ages and abilities. 1 on 1 lessons from ages 6 to adult.
I was involved in a project called Girls Into Rock as a mentor with Sense of Sound. For this I co-led workshops in songwriting/musicianship/band work. We got the band (14-18yr olds) gig-ready with their own original songs and also ready for the recording of their songs in Parr St Studios, Liverpool. I also mentored for Get Real Academy at LIPA for 5 years.
I have most recently (2019) mentored for Bangin’ Pans, a project to inspire, nurture and support young female musicians in creating music. This culminated in performances at Threshold Festival, Liverpool. I have experience in leading guitar workshops with adults as well as children. I spent 6 years teaching guitar at Enterprise South Liverpool Academy, to name but a few.
Qualifications to date:
BA (hons) Performing Arts Music
Grade 8 Electric Guitar
Grade 8 Music Theory
PTLLS Level 4
LSIS – Safeguarding Certificate