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I lead workshops in various settings; Special schools, community groups, professional arts companies etc. Will travel, can bring equipment.

Combining music and movement to create personalised sessions within themes or subjects in negotiation with the organisation or client groups. These may include simple, rudiments of sound or challenging improvisational material, depending upon what is agreed to be appropriate. Sessions are fun, age/ability appropriate and inclusive. I try to maximise the potential of the group and encourage respectful peer learning.

I enable self-expression, development and healthy group work.


Below are examples of professional development and higher education workshops. See also CV, and schools and SEN pages.


Music for Dancers – Rimon School of music Tel Aviv

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Actors workshop – Bilgi University Istanbul

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Musicality in Movement -Moving Arts Base London*

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School workshop (Bug’s life)  -  Creative Partnerships Manchester/Salford

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Work experience; a selection from 30 years of professional creative education.


: Improvisation for movers and Musicians – weekly sessions for musicians, dancers, actors, clowns etc. Ongoing

: Professional development for Myriad Dance Company – Devising and co-leading a 2 week study project “innerscapes” Wexford, Eire for professional dancers leading to 5 shows in Dublin Fringe.

: 4 day Workshop for professional actors and students of Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

: Echo Echo outreach, workshops with adults and youth drama groups in Derry, N. Ireland. 1999/2007

: Rimon School of Music Tel Aviv – 2 week project with music students learning to work with dance performance, dance classes and improvisation.

: Various workshops in the use of sound in performance for students from Dartington college of Arts, Kingston, Glasgow school of performing arts, Manchester Met Salford,…

: Music development worker for Notts. County Council 1989-92 – studio techniques, programming and outreach work.

: Creative Partnerships 04/04–09/08; Organising and leading creative projects in primary schools involving drama, music, sound effects, animation and movement.

: Education projects in SEN schools and mainstream integration projects.

: 3 Years, Music Development Worker for Nottinghamshire County Council – included setting up a recording studio, fundraising, outreach work, teaching, maintenance, writing reports for Leisure Services and creative projects. 1989-92

: Nottingham Play Forum – Workshops in making instruments from scrap materials, staff development and children’s workshops.

: Shape Leicester – instrument designs for people with physical disabilities. 1989-92

: Claire Russ Ensemble – Workshop and residency co-leader – included teaching movement and contact improvisation plus making simple performances to show in-house at various residential homes, day centers and performing arts colleges. Main focus on empowering and enabling people with disabilities and staff development. 1992-96

: Other work in education settings;

Weekend workshops in music technology for Yorkshire Arts staff training.

Dance, music, improvisation and theatre skills for youth groups and in England, Eire and N. Ireland.

Capitol School of Acting – regular audition workshops.

Tel Aviv Contact Festival – collaborative working with dancers and dance teachers.

: Workshop assistant with;

Hassan Erraji, master musician from Morocco.

Prem Sangeet, Punjabi Bhangra group Nottingham.

Zodiac Arts, African drumming group.

: Mentor for young performance makers for Performing Arts Network Development Agency.