I joined bemix (formerly Skillnet Group )in December 2016 after seeing the position for 'Lead Tutor' for the Music and Arts project. I graduated in 2012 from Southampton Solent University, achieving a BA with honours degree in Popular Music.

After a few years of office jobs, I got myself some experience of working with people with learning disabilities in residential care and day centres.

Coupling that with my passion for music, my role as Lead Tutor (the first of its kind within the organisation) was born. I couldn't feel luckier to be doing a mixture of music and media based things like; song writing, playing in a band, studio work, oral story telling and film making as part of my every day work.

I am currently studying towards a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, which gives me valuable background knowledge in order to effectively deliver the Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2 courses we deliver through Gateway Qualifications. The work I do also interlinks with the development and running of the Music and Arts project.

My first love is songwriting, and I have a deep appreciation for blues music. I love animals of any kind and laughter is the best medicine; I tend to just cackle my way through life!

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