I had the desire to learn to play the piano from a very young age but did not have the opportunity at first. I was the youngest of 4 children and did not have access to piano lessons as a child. At the age of 19, however, I had the chance to learn to play. I began with great determination to continue and develop my skill and have never looked back.
I am dyslexic and had a very sympathetic piano teacher who worked with me to help me succeed through all the grades up to grade 8. I feel that being dyslexic has actually worked to my advantage Ė I understand different learning styles, the determination required, and the challenges of the learning process.
Throughout my piano teaching career I have been involved with a wide range of pupils of all ages and abilities, including working with the disabled and using music as a therapy.