Classroom Music Teaching and Burleigh Academy
I graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a B Ed (Hons) 2:1. I have been class music teacher at Caerleon Comprehensive School , Lliswerry Comprehensive School and at Newport College of Further Education before retraining as a primary teacher in 1993.I have been working a supply teacher for many years for New Directions .
Burleigh Academy, Newport 2003-2008 and 2011.
I was involved from the early days with the development of The Burleigh Academy of Performing Arts and returned this year in what was to be its final stage of offering quality musical theatre, drama, dance and performance training to residents of Newport City.
I came back to help with the musical theatre classes in January.The students had a brilliant time this year performing songs from Annie, Oliver, Toy Story,Rent, The Wedding Singer and Sister Act and Glee. The students performed at The Caerleon Arts Festival and then at their own summer presentation day.Everyone had a happyg time at the summer school and the production of Charlie and the Chocolate factory was a truly magnificent multi-media masterpiece with much hard work from Emma and myself.
All the staff at the Burleigh Academy were sad to hear the academy was to be sold by the end of 2011.I count myself very fortunate to have been in such a beautiful environment for such a long time and thank Sarah and Graham Lucas for being kind employers.
Sadly, I have to mention that Graham passed away in October of 2012.