I am one of the founding Directors of music social enterprise Soundcastle. We promote and enhance community wellbeing and cohesion through inclusive creative music-making. We put participants at the heart of our projects, encouraging them to express and celebrate individual and community identity and stories. We aim to provide meaningful access to culture in areas where there may be barriers preventing this, encouraging people to create their own living arts and music through active engagement.
I am a creative music facilitator, teacher and performer, originally trained as a percussionist and marimba specialist. My focus is on inclusive music-making, and using the power of music for communication, expression, immersion and escapism.