Dynamic and engaging, Holly captivates an Early Years audience through her introduction to the flute and performance, with encouragement of creative music making.
- Wallis Leahy, Wigmore Hall Learning Coordinator
Holly is a highly experienced teacher and workshop leader, and has also worked and performed in a variety of outreach settings.
She is an artist for Concordia Young Audiences, Making Music, and Music in Hospitals and Care, and has worked for organisations including Lost Chord, Superact and Young Music Makers, delivering workshops and concerts.
Holly is an enthusiastic and committed flute teacher. She has worked with many ages and abilities, from young beginners through to adults. She tailors her lessons to suit the individual, and is happy to teach students wishing to take exams or to play for fun. Students wishing to take exams can follow either the ABRSM or Trinity syllabus. Holly has a thorough approach to teaching all aspects of technique, and she tailors her methods to suit the individual. Her lessons help the student to develop creativity, musicality, improvisation, music theory and memorisation of music. In addition to teaching privately, Holly has held teaching posts in a number of London schools, for Lewisham Music Service, Blackheath Conservatoire, and as a deputy flute teacher in the Junior Department of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Holly has taught at a number of flute courses and summer schools. She has worked with Flute School London since 2016, and ran the Junior Course in 2017 - 2018. In April - May 2020, Holly was an artist for the E-Flute Fest, an online festival offering flautists an opportunity to share, learn and perform during lockdown - Holly provided video tutorials on world flutes and on an area of Japanese flute repertoire. She has been an assistant on Anna Noakes' flute summer school A Breath of Fresh Air, and has given flute classes at Trinity Laban, the Purcell School and the Royal Festival Hall for the Mayor’s Scholar’s Fund. Holly ran the Folk Courses at the Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra course in December 2018, where she was also the woodwind tutor for the orchestra. Her folk courses included exploring music from the British Isles, and an exploration into Molly dancing - traditional folk dance from East Anglia.
As an artist for Concordia Foundation, Holly has delivered workshops in East London schools for projects called Fifes and Fairytales and Around the World in 80 Fifes. The projects were run in whole classes, and included teaching fife, running craft activities, story writing, singing, dance and movement, and culminated in mass performances for all schools involved at Toynbee Hall and Wilton’s Music Hall. Holly's educational work has also involved presenting workshops in schools and music services on a number of flutes and world flutes, for a number of organisations including Making Music Concert Promoters Group. She has designed and run World Music Days, tailored to suit schools’ requirements and the National Curriculum.
Holly has performed interactive concerts for early years at the Wigmore Hall For Crying Out Loud series and for Piccolo - Music for Little Ears series in Peterborough, for parents, toddlers and babies.
Holly's teaching qualifications include a Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL) in Instrumental Teaching (flute) with Distinction. She also has an MMus in Flute Performance from Trinity Laban, which included an extended study on instrumental teaching, with Distinction.