Becky has always been fascinated with instrumental music, especially low brass, and she is passionate about sharing that with others. Becky started her brass journey on the baritone horn before moving on to the euphonium, gaining her grade 8 distinction at the age of 14 and a seat in the National Youth Wind Orchestra a year later. At 16 she won a place as a scholar on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course, studying with Julian Poore (Chamber Orchestra of Europe). She gained her degree in trombone at the Birmingham Conservatoire, studying with Bob Hughes (RSNO, Philharmonia, LSO) and Ed Jones (CBSO). She continued her interest in valved instruments, studying Euphonium with Katrina Marzella (Black Dyke Band) and bass trumpet with David Purser (Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble). She has since gone on to gain her LRSM performance diploma and the Certificate of Music Education.
Becky is now in demand as a performer, a solo recitalist, a teacher, and a low brass coach across the midlands. Becky’s performance credits include the English premiere of Karl Jenkins’s Dewi Sant in Birmingham Town Hall with Gemini Brass, with whom she holds the third chair. In 2016, her debut book Music for Children was published, introducing everything musical in a fun, interactive, and approachable way.
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