I have always enjoyed writing new songs and writing lyrics.
My work with Services For Education Music Services has given me many opportunities to write new material for all areas of school life. Whether it's for a class assembly or termly project, there is scope for songs about almost anything. It's great to be given a subject and asked if I can write something for a given age group.
Musicals have given me greater opportunities to develop themes and storytelling. I enjoy imagining the production, exploring ideas and using the music to enable children to communicate with an audience, and perhaps experience at a deeper level concepts that they haven't thought much about before.
I have also written songs for friends and family over the years. I sometimes feel that I can express myself more clearly through music and song.