My music credentials
Music is my passion and I started to learn to sing when I was at school. I have continued this learning throughout my education.
I completed a BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Performance at college. I have a BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance Degree from Solent University, learning from music professionals and performing with talented musicians in local venues.
I have also studied music outside of school, I started taking private singing lessons when I was 11 and having acheived grades 2 to 8, I passed my Diploma from the London College of Music in November 2014.
During my normal week I have a singing lesson every day, I practice every day and perform regularly. My knowledge is current, I’m taught by professionals and I put in to practice what I learn.
I feel that this makes me the ideal singing teacher for you or your child.
I joined Fareham Nomads Swimming Club in 2006, when I was 9 years old, and started swimming competitively soon after.
Every year since I have acheived the qualifying times necessary to compete at both the Hampshire and South East Regional Championships. I have also represented my Primary and Secondary schools at the English Schools’ National Relay Finals. For 3 years I was selected to represent Hampshire in the South East Schools Inter-County Championships. In 2012 and 2013 I was selected to represent Hampshire at the National County Team Championships in Ponds Forge, Sheffield. In August 2015 I qualified for the ASA National Summer Championships and reached the finals for 2 events.
When I starteded University in September 2015 I was accepted as part of the Southampton Solent University High Performance Academy.
I am still a competitive swimmer and train regularly. Being a competitive swimmer has taught me a lot and equipped me with life skills that I can use out of the water. Being proactive,taking pride in hard work, personal integrity and planning spring to mind but SwimSwam.com has a list of 20 habits an elite swimmer needs.
A swimming teacher
I am a fully qualified swimming teacher and teach children from 3 years old to swim.
I started as a swimming teacher in 2012 when I assisted in the small pool at Fareham Leisure Centre. In December 2013 I passed my ASA Level 1 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics and in September 2014 I passed my ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics.
I now teach swimming lessons two days a weekly and work with children as young as 3 years old.
In October 2014 I was selected to represent the ASA as 1 of 12 young swim coaches to participate in the Youth Sport Trust National Talent programme, a 12 month development opportunity working with the ASA and Loughborough University.
During the Summer of 2015 I was a teacher on Boscombe Beach for the Swim Safe program. This is an annual ASA & RNLI programme of improver swimming tuition and water safety sessions for 7–14 year olds at beaches and lakes across England.
Being a swimming teacher is a challenging role that demands specific skills and qualities that don’t just relate to swimming.
- Good communication skills
- The ability to inspire confidence and motivate
- Perseverance and patience
- Good organisational skills
- The ability to encourage people and put them at ease
- Drive and enthusiasm
Volunteering at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, Portsmouth.
I started volunteering at the Kings Theatre as a chaperone’s assistant in 2011 for their pantomime, Cinderella.
I spent my time looking after the ‘babes’ (children aged 7 - 16), helping with hair, make-up & costumes. My main role was to make sure they were safe and well behaved!
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have returned every Christmas since. Over the years I have met some wonderful people and made some great friends.
I am now a licensed chaperone and enjoy working with the cast of the pantomime at the Kings each year.