Official Biography

Here is my official biography for use in publicity material…

Sarah studied bassoon and piano at the Royal College of Music and also plays flute and saxophone. She has become well known in this country and abroad as a prolific composer.

In her early years, Sarah was influenced by the Dankworth Allmusic Philosophy and now plays a big part in encouraging this broad-minded musical thinking as Artistic Director of the National Youth Music Camps.

Much of Sarah’s time is spent as a composer, her published works include the popular Razzamajazz series, The Red Hot Recorder Tutor books for the classroom, the Class Act books for the Wider Opportunity Scheme and several musicals and choral works all published exclusively by Kevin Mayhew Publishers.

Sarah has received a number of commissions including a work premiered at The Schools Prom, has works in all the major exam syllabuses and has written for the Associated Board Music Medals. She leads teaching workshops and inset days here and in America.

Sarah has a passion for encouraging people to enjoy music, she is an adjudicator and mentor for the National and International Federation of Festivals, Music for Youth, and has been on a number of education steering groups including that of the Jazz Development Council. Sarah is a member of the British Orff society, and the Royal Society of Musicians.