In January 2017 I had my first taste of a Jackdaws music course, led by Evelyn Tubb and Michael Field. The group was small and encouraging and new friendships formed. Once I had got over my awe at being in the same room as Evelyn I relaxed in her warm welcoming presence.
It wasn’t so much the tuition that I valued as the support, encouragement and inspiration Evelyn and Michael provided. With their help I explored working with the middle range of my voice. It was a revelation to bring songs down to a much lower key and tap into a new range of colours. My New Year’s resolution was to break down the barrier between myself and the audience, and I learned that using these colours enabled me to get emotion across.