I am a songwriter
Bold, big, scary decision made over xmas to leave my piano teaching jobs. I so love the children, schools and colleagues so it has been a really tough choice to leave. The admin, timetabling, reports, multiple door codes, passwords and trying to find children when they've forgotten their lesson...was just taking it's toll. I am a trained pianist that loves teaching and boosting confidence as well as skill, but sitting in my cell (sorry, practice room) and trying to decifer the admin as well as a lot of nervous uncertainty and waiting, took it's toll on my health. It just doesn't suit me even though I love and suit teaching piano. After a couple of panic attacks it was time to listen to my body. I want to thank the fantastic Heads and depty Heads of Music at both Cheltenham College and Dean Close Prep and Senior for being incredibly supportive and understanding. I will miss those children and young adults, but equally know they are in safe, inspiring and talented hands.