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Thanks to Clifford school for uploading some clips of the work we have doing this half term. Special to share these with parents. We’ve enjoyed a term of finding our voices – sounds / /songs and even instruments (see Rec weather songs) can help us with our noisy songs.


Pupil concert 2016

Exciting date for your diary: Saturday 1st October, Wesley Hall in Crookes.

There will be not one, but two concerts this year, with a tea and cake break between them.

The pupil concert (for those from beginners – around grade 2/3) will be first at 4.30-5.15, everyone will have the chance to perform a piece of their choice.

New: A performer’s concert for pupils post grade 3/4, those who have GCSE recitals, exam or festival sets to share. I am very excited by the quality of work some of the older children are producing, and look forward to sharing it with you all! 5.45 – 6.30

All proceeds will go to the Sheffield branch of the Alzheimer’s Society. Tickets on the door will be £3 for adults and £1 for children, these will include a voucher for a hot/cold drink and a piece of cake.

I’m already collating a volunteer list for refreshments and tickets on the door. Thank you to those who have offered so far, really helpful.

Summer Concert – Thank yous

Huge thank you to everyone who performed in the end of year concert! 35 amazing young musicians showcasing their learning.


Big thank you also to Woodseats Baptist Church for allowing us to use their building free of charge so all the money raised could go to the Children’s hospital trust for their “Make it Better” Campaign, a fab £176.19image

I am so proud of all of you 🙂


Congratulations – exams Spring Term 2015

Huge congratulations go to Jenna for passing her grade 1 piano, Emily T for her grade 5, and George for his grade 6.
George’s grade 6 was from the new syllabus for this year, learnt in an incredibly short time frame, and beautifully played!
All 3 worked incredibly hard & I am extremely proud of their fabulous results.
Big thank yous and congratulations to Grace C and George for performing in Holy Trinity Millhouses church last night, as part of a charity concert in aid of Parkinson’s UK – fabulous performing from then both, especially in front of such a large audience!

Congratulations – Exam Results Nov 2014

Well done to all those who have taken the next step on their musical journey! I am so proud of every single one of you.

Congratulations to Lily C & Lucia on beautiful playing in their prep tests. Stunning reports – what lovely write ups.

Brilliant work Luke on achieving a merit on your grade 1. After only 3 terms of playing at Clifford it’s an outstanding result! I think Mrs Preston would be very proud of you.

Super work from Alice in her grade 2. Fabulously played pieces secured a solid merit. That bear dance really took off – a joy to listen to. So much hard work and dedication has paid off!

Amazing result for Ethan, achieving a good merit mark in his grade 4 piano. Jazz piece scored really highly & all sections of the exam really secure. I’ve really enjoyed learning “The Merry Huntsmen” with him, one of my favourite pieces from the syllabus this year. Looking forward to grade 5 and Ethan’s GCSE work.

What can I say about the distinction Bethany R has achieved in her grade 2, only 6 months after passing her grade 1 with a distinction. Amazing sight reading and beautiful touch on the piano. Stunning pianist! What a result!

And Clara, a grade 5 piano distinction. 2 immaculately practiced pieces in “To a Wild Rose” and “The Haunted House”  and almost full marks in aural. So thrilled on a well deserved result!







Congratulations – Summer 2014

Huge congratulations to the following students who have achieved amazing results, every single one!

For fantastic piano prep test write ups: Jessica B & Sophie H

For passing grade 1 piano, all with merit: Zara, Maisy & Anouk

For brilliant grade 2 piano results: Yasmin & EmilyRose

Very proud of Yasmin who had a wrist injury in the weeks running up to her exam, she continued to work through whilst she was wearing her sling! Super amazing Yas!

For fabulous hard work & dedication – Kaspar and his grade 3 piano, particularly proud of the work he put in to his pieces. His blues piece was a real show stopper.

Very proud of Sophie T, grade 3 piano with distinction. Highlight for me was her rendition of ‘The Policeman’s Song’, really beautifully played!

And for Grace C, who passed her grade 3 flute with distinction, including 29/30 for her study. Absolute star.

Looking forward to hearing some of these pieces performed in the Autumn concert!

Waldershelf Singers

As well as running a music teaching business, I am also the musical director for a lovely (and very talented) SATB choir called the ‘Waldershelf Singers’

We sing everything from sacred hymns and pieces to show stoppers, olde time music hall & current (ish) chart arrangements

We are currently working on our Christmas repertoire, which includes done beautiful works by Rutter, first 2 movements of Vivaldi’s Gloria, and the Jingle Bell Rock as well as a whole variety of Christmas Carols, traditional and local. We are currently on the lookout for more male singers to boost out tenor and bass sections.

We meet once a week on a Tuesday from 7.30-9.30 @ the Venue in Stocksbridge. No auditions required, just a love of singing!