Heather has accompanied BJCS since 1980. As the
daughter of a church organist, music played an
important part in her young life. She learned to
play piano, viola and recorders. She performed
piano solos in concerts and competitions in
Yorkshire and on tour in Germany and played
viola in Scarborough and Yorkshire Youth
Heather trained as a primary school teacher at
Clifton College of Education, specialising in music.
She was principal oboist in the college orchestra and continued developing her piano
playing through working as a soloist and accompanist.
Heather taught in Primary Education for twenty five years holding responsibility
posts for music which involved arranging and teaching music for recorder and guitar
groups, orchestras and choirs. She directed many musicals including Joseph, Oliver,
Creation Jazz, Jonah Man and her own composition The Tale of a mouse.
In 1992 she decided to concentrate on playing and teaching the piano. Studying with
Mary Foulds, she passed two further diplomas: ALCM AND LGSM. Heather has
continued to teach piano in Burton Joyce since 1979 and taught at Nottingham Girls
High School for 17 years. Since retiring from the High School Heather has formed a
choir, “Trent Valley Singers” with Marjorie Potter. She has written several piano
compositions and arranged music for a Recorder Group, “Encore” which she has
recently formed in the village.
Burton Joyce Choral Society