Biography

Sarah grew up in Hartland, Devon, Her first musical instrument was the recorder at the age of six. When she was eight Sarah began to learn the flute which she played in the Triggshire Wind Orchestra and Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra. Later she loaned a tenor saxophone from the Triggshire Wind Orchestra, changing to the alto when she began studying at the University of Southampton in 2003. While at University Sarah studied flute with Barbera Brown, conducting with Robin Browning, was President of the Wind Orchestra (SuSWO) and played for Showstoppers, LopSoc and SUSO.

In 2004 Sarah took a placement with Mark Warner in Kos, Greece as the resident musician for their Lakitira Resort. On her return to the UK she began teaching in Hampshire and performed regularly for WA Shearings and P&O Cruises. She also furthered these passions through the CT ABRSM course at RNCM Manchester and passed the LTCL diploma in flute performance with Distinction. Her work with the ensembles Saxophony and Funky Flute Club led to her running a flute choir session at the British Flute Society Convention in Manchester. She has also adjudicated for music competitions at Peter Symonds College, St Anne's School and Woodhill school. Under her direction Saxophony have won ensemble classes at Southampton and Gosport Music Festivals and Funky Flute Club have won ensemble classes at Southampton Festival of Music and Drama. Sarah teaches Hub Scholars for the Hampshire Music Service and has had students awarded places on the specialist music course at Peter Symonds College.

Sarah is now a teacher for Hampshire Music Service and area representative for the British Flute Society. She regularly plays for amateur dramatic societies and in the St Peters Church lunchtime recital series with her husband Nigel accompanying on the piano. When not involved in musical activities Sarah enjoys spending time with her fluffy cat Coco, as well as horse riding and photography, taking the opportunity to do both on her travels abroad.

Soloist

Saxanova by Bill Holcome (alto sax)with Pops Incorporated UK
In These Stones Horizons Sing (soprano sax)in Sherborne Abbey
Bolero by Maurice Ravel (soprano sax)with the City of Southampton Orchestra
SaxoRhapsody by Eric Coates (alto sax)with Winchester Chamber Orchestra

Shows

Sweeney ToddRAODS, October '17
Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsSMS, October '17
Seussical the MusicalCPYT, August '17
Little Shop of HorrorsFootlights, July '17
Jekyll and HydeBarton Peveril, July '17
The Pyjama GameSOS, June '17
Avenue QSpot On Productions, May '17
Goodnight Mister TomEOMS, May '17
Legally BlondeCPYT, February '17
Oliver!DYT and Southampton Operatic Society, January '17
Little Shop of HorrorsWyvern, December '16
Extravaganza of Music and SongEOMS, November '16
Hot MikadoRAODS, October '16
Starlight ExpressCPYT, August '16
Half a SixpenceSOS, June '16
The Pirates of PenzanceEOMS, May '16
Les MiserablesFootlights, March '16
FootlooseCPYT, February '16
Guys and DollsEOMS, November '15
UrinetownStickman Productions, September '15
Les MiserablesBarton Peveril, June '15
Our House!SMS, April '15
The Full MontySJ Productions, March '15
Joseph and the Technicolour DreamcoatFootlights, March '15
The Phantom of the OperaCPYT, February '15
ChessSouthampton Operatic Society, January '15
GreaseDYT, December '14
GreaseCPYT, August '14
The Pirates of PenzanceSouthampton Operatic Society, June '14
RuddigoreEastleigh Operatic Society, May '14
The Addams FamilySTP Musicals, April '14
CopacabanaSouthampton Musicals Society, April '14
La Cage Aux FollesSJ Productions, March '14
Return to the Forbidden PlanetFootlights Youth Theatre, March '14
How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingEncore Youth Theatre, Winchester, February '14
Jesus Christ SuperstarSouthampton Operatic Society, January '14
White ChristmasMusic Theatre South, December '13
Sound of MusicWyvern Technology College, December '13
Starlight ExpressSTP Musicals, October '13
Grand DukeChristchurch G&S Society, September '13
The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling BeeHangar Farm, September '13
Miss SaigonCPYT, August '13
Witches of EastwickBarton Peveril, July '13
AnnieThe Clere School, April '13
West Side StorySJ Productions, April '13
The Boys in the PhotographMusic Theatre South, April '13
CatsCPYT at the Point, February '13
Beauty and the BeastSouthampton Operatic Society, January '13
Beauty and the BeastWyvern Technology College, December '12
West Side StoryBarton Peveril, February '12
Disco InfernoRegent's Park Community College, April '11
Ye-Ha!West Hill Park School, March '11
CarmenSouthampton Operatic Society, January '11
Wizard of OzWyvern Technology College, December '10
Princess IdaChristchurch G & S Society, September '10
When The Saintz Go Marching InThe Point, Eastleigh, June '10
Our HouseFareham College, April '10
Billy ElliotSTP Musicals, March - June '10
See What I Wanna SeeSolent University, March '10
HairsprayRegents Park Community College, March '10
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The ForumSouthampton Operatic Society, January '10
Blitz!Gosport Operatice Society, Winter '09
Crazy For YouSouthampton Musical Society, Autumn '09
West Side StoryWyvern Technology College, Christmas '08
Bugsy MaloneWHP, Christmas '08
Les Miserabl├ęsSTP Musicals, Summer '08
The Thing About MenShowstoppers, Summer '08
The Beggar's OperaLopSOC, Summer '08
Pirates of PenzanceDebut Youth Theatre, July '08
The Wizard Of OzDebut Theatre, Winter '07
OklahomaSOS, Winter '07
The MatronsSouthampton Medics Revue, November '07
Joseph & His Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatWHP, Summer '07
The Pirates Of PenzanceLopSOC, Summer '07
You're A Good Man, Charlie BrownShowstoppers, Summer '07
Sweeney ToddSOS, Summer '06
Dracula SpectaculaBASODS, Summer '02

Residencies

Mark Warner, GreeceJune '07 - Sept '07
WA Shearings, BournemouthSept '07 - Present
WA Shearings, BerkleyDec '07 and Dec '08
MV OceanaNov / Dec '09
WA Shearings, BathDec '09
MV ArcadiaDec / Jan '10 and '11