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About the Artist

Biography

Victoria began her musical journey at the age of 8 studying both flute and piano. By age 14 she had achieved grade 8 on the flute. Victoria is an accomplished musician having held the position of Bristol City Wait and became the official minstrel for the Mayor of Bristol for a year. During this time she performed in the Colston Hall, St George's and the Lord Mayor's Chapel. By age 15 she had gained a place in Bristol Pre-Conservatoire and a seat in the Bristol School's Philharmonia Orchestra, where she progressed to principal flute within a year. Victoria has also previously been invited to play with the Orchestra of the Swan.

Victoria has graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire with a First Class Honours degree. During the BMus performance course, she specialised in flute playing and music teaching.

She has learnt under Susan Milan, Fiona Kelly, Eliza Marshall and Christopher Green. Victoria has set up numerous ensembles; including FlautingIt, the Wren Trio, Lumos Duo and a Flute and Harp Duo. She is also currently part of the Cinematic Syncopations Orchestra.

Victoria is also very active in the music community, running various projects across London and helping to transition many of these into exciting online courses. Her most notable project is the MusicOnWheels Brent project, taking place from November 2019 to August 2020. This was a 3 term project teaching music to children in disadvantaged communities on a specially renovated double decker bus. As part of MusicOnWheels, Victoria has also helped create several 8-week online courses for children across London.

Most recently, she has helped with the running of Animate Online and ran her own courses as Notate Create Innovate. More information can be found out about this on the projects page.

Victoria has also been busy setting up and producing online content for the FlautingIt Facebook and YouTube pages.

Awards:

September 2017 - Awarded the Nora Kilip trophy for Music

October 2014 - The Diana Lee Prize for a Woodwind Player

2014, 2015 and 2016 - Awarded music prize from Colston’s Girls’ School

Competitions:

March 2016 - Thornbury Eisteddfod winner of 15 – 17 year old woodwind

April 2016  - Reached the Two Moors Competition final

October 2015 - Woodwind winner BCCS Interhouse Music Competition open final

March 2012 - Bristol Festival of Music, Ensemble, First Place with Distinction

Teaching

Victoria has graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire with a First Class Honours degree. She is still largely based around the Greenwich, Lewisham and Blackheath areas but takes students from any part of London. Victoria is a friendly, hardworking and creative individual with a passion for all things music. She enjoys all genres and can play and teach anything from contemporary to Baroque. She also regularly plays other instruments in the flute family (Piccolo, Alto flute and Bansuri).


From a young age, Victoria was involved with teaching others and sharing her love for music, leading flute ensembles at her school and helping younger students with their studies. She then went on to work in a primary school as a lunch time supervisor and has volunteered in church primary groups.

Last year, Victoria participated in a collaborative arts projects in a local special needs secondary school. She went in once a week to work with them on their music and creative skills which culminated in a performance at the end of the term.

Victoria has also got experience teaching one-to-one private tuition with varying ages of student and previously entered students for ABRSM exams in which they attained very high grades.

Recently, Victoria has joined the Lewisham Music team and now teaches across 3 different primary schools in the Lewisham borough. She teaches a combination of whole class recorder, small group flute and clarinet.

"I am an encouraging and enthusiastic person and love to see the progress that students make each week. I will help my students set achievable goals and devise plans on how to get them there in creative and enjoyable ways. Using their strengths I will tailor the lessons to the individual's needs and teach in the style that best suits them, whether it's through graded exams, new activities, extended techniques or playing folk for fun!"