Sally writes: I was born in the Far East and grew up in Lincolnshire and Suffolk where my brothers and I were founder members of one of the very first County Youth Orchestras in the country enjoying trips to France and Norway.

Music was always in my background, my mother a very talented amateur musician, and I turned to music as a career while studying on a post A level music course where my tutor was Christopher Hogwood. I studied at RCM and then at London University under Keith Swanwick for a Music Teachers Certificate.

I did not discover the Kodály philosophy and the BKA until very late in my teaching career when, after I had attended a session run by Lucinda Geoghegan introducing her ‘Singing Games and Rhymes for Early Years’ at a Singposium on the South Bank, I booked onto my first Summer School in Leicester.  What a revelation!

Since retiring, I have enjoyed volunteering locally with the RDA, the NHS and at a local prison.  Now, my main focus is the BKA. I am determined to do all I can to enable Kodály training, especially for young teachers, be as widely available as possible.