Heather grew up in Zambia and Uganda, where she spent many happy hours roaming the bush on a horse, and was also first introduced to musical studies on the recorder. As a teenager, Heather moved to the U.K. to continue her education, subsequently graduating from the University of Bristol with a BA Music with First Class Honours.
Since then, she has pursued a varied career as a musician, incorporating performing as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player both as a flautist and a singer, alongside a busy teaching practice. She continued her studies with a postgraduate degree from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, where she also worked with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. As a soloist, Heather has performed in various concert series’ across the U.K. as well as further afield, and has broadcast live on BBC Radio.
Heather is a full qualified classroom teacher, and, having made the move to the island in 2017, she now works as a music specialist in a Douglas school, where she directs award-winning choirs and works on developing an engaging and exciting music curriculum for all. A mother to two young girls, Heather loves working with little ones and is relishing leading classes for Mini Musicians. When she’s not creating all things musical, she can also be found running the island’s sling library!Book lessons with Heather Daykin