What do you do for PMZ?
I’m responsible for applying for funding from various Trusts and Foundations and do it 2 days a week.
Do you play any instruments?
Not very well and only by ear; a bit of guitar, an even tinier bit of piano and of course the recorder, which you never forget once learnt. But I’m not very good at any of them, I just don’t practise enough.
What musical instrument would best describe you and why?
Maybe a recorder, because less is more.
What has music done for you in your life?
I met my husband when we both joined the same band in Leeds and now all my children sing and/or play an instrument, so music and singing is always all around me.
What’s the best bit about working at PMZ?
The best bit about working at PMZ is meeting all the lovely people that come to our sessions and hearing the amazing music they’re making! I cried when I heard rehearsals yesterday for a forthcoming performance, it was so beautiful.
What’s the first record/CD you ever bought?
I think it was “I’m an Ape Man” by the Kinks. It was one of my favourite songs at the time (I was about 11). We’d just been bought a Dansette record player and I had to buy a record to play on it. I still love the Kinks, and we’ve still got all our old records (oh sorry, I mean ‘vinyl’). They’ve got a great sound, it’s much richer and just …. hmmmm, gorgeous.