I was never a student who liked to be restricted to the class room. The academic side to work always bored me, and any excuse to be in a practise room or in an orchestral rehearsal was leaped at with open arms. It wasn’t until I was at The Guildhall School of Music that I was told I was dyslexic. From that moment onwards everything made sense. I realised why I could never focus for long amounts of time and why I hated reading. Throughout my time at Guildhall I learnt, from a variety of professors, different techniques and tricks to help me enhance my time at music college. For the first time in my education I didn’t feel held back. Having found out so late about my dyslexia, I feel privileged to be able to help young children overcome their learning difficulties and the frustration that can sometimes take over. The more tips and tricks you can learn when you are young, the easier secondary and university education will be – nothing will phase you. Being a Creative Mentor will be a pleasure and a great opportunity, and I hope it shall take me on a very exciting journey.
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, 2016, Bassoon