I am committed to continuing my professional development. I conduct research and attend various courses in order to broaden my musical knowledge and experiences. Here is a list of my qualifications and short courses I have attended. One day I hope to do my PhD and become Dr Carrie, but that's a long way off. Writing an 18,000 word thesis for my Masters degree was incredibly hard. I'm not putting myself through that again in a hurry!


MA in Musicology, The Open University
BA (Hons) in Music, 2:1, The University of Southampton
PGCE in Secondary Music Education
LTCL Diploma in Instrumental and Vocal Teaching
Grade 8 Singing, ABRSM
Grade 8 Piano, Trinity Guildhall
Grade 8 Music Theory, ABRSM


Safeguarding for Children
Emergency First Aid at Work
Child Protection Awareness in Music Education, NSPCC
Teaching Music Students with Specific Learning Difficulties
From The Examiner's Chair; How the examiner conducts and marks a graded exam, ABRSM
Belting & The Estill Model, The Voice Explained


DBS Checked
Member of The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)

Student Acheivements

Everyone who comes for music lessons is successful. Here are some of the super moments.


People who have wonderful things to say get to go up on the wall.


I always say 'in order to become a good teacher, you must first become a good learner.'

Meet The Dogs

Spike & Sammie get a special mention as they will be the first to greet you when you visit.