Della – singing teacher

Della has had a passion for music for as long as she can remember.  After first learning how to play the acoustic guitar as a child, she went on to learn piano, percussion, and bass guitar.  She has also had singing lessons from an early age, learning techniques from genres ranging from classical to musical theatre.  During her school years, she put her multi-instrumentalism into practise by performing in vocal, jazz and wind ensembles, and several student led bands.

She is currently a music finalist at the University of Oxford and has continued to pursue her love of singing, achieving a Choral Exhibition for the Oriel College Chapel Choir, and recently joining one of Oxford’s leading a cappella groups, the Alternotives.  Some of her favourite modules at university include composition, 1970s prog rock and music education; a practical course that focusses on studying different methods of music teaching.  As part of the module, Della has been co-teaching a class of year 5s and 6s in St Frideswide Primary School.  Watching the students grasp musical concepts and seeing their excitement grow has all but convinced her that her heart lies in teaching, a passion she is excited to bring to SCMT.