BA Hons Dip Mus LRAM
Dorothy grew up in the London Borough of Redbridge and was educated at Woodford County High School for Girls. In 1963 she gained an Exhibition to Junior Trinity College of Music, London, where she studied piano and musicianship for a number of years under Kathleen Crees and Robert Plowright. She also studied violin with Susan Sheppard and played in the EFYMA Youth Orchestra on a number of occasions.
Throughout her career she has been much in demand as a teacher in Private Practice, working from her Studio at home, formerly in Berkshire and now in Hampshire, welcoming pupils of all abilities aged from 5 to adult.
Dorothy has worked both in State secondary and primary schools and in Preparatory and Public schools, teaching classroom music, group recorder, piano and music theory. She has considerable experience as an examination accompanist and also offers aural coaching.
Wider recognition of her skills followed from the publication of the 1st Edition of Pass Grade 5 Theory (2006), Pass Grade 3 Theory (2007) and Pass Grade 5 Theory Answer Book (2013). Having received excellent reviews, all volumes are in regular use by teachers and schools nationwide.
A fully revised, updated and even more comprehensive 2nd edition of Pass Grade 5 Theory, along with an accompanying Pass Grade 5 Theory Answer Book, was published in the Spring of 2018 following syllabus changes by ABRSM.
As an acknowledged expert in the teaching of music theory, Dorothy has provided intensive one-to-one crash-course coaching for GCSE students without a classical music background who need to bring their music literacy skills up to Grade 5 standard before embarking on an A-level music course. She also offers individual theory courses to pupils in her locality.
All enquiries regarding tuition can be addressed to her via the Contact Us page on this website.