I have been teaching the flute and singing privately for over 25 years and as well as a very busy private practice, my current posts are at Bootham School, York, Mount St. Mary’s College and Huddersfield Grammar School.
I have also held posts at Rosemeade School and the Blackburn School of Music.
I am proud that my students have a 100% pass rate in the ABRSM music exams with over 82% achieving merits and distinctions.
My pupils have had great success both locally and nationally in competitons. I have had students win the Kirklees Young Musician of the Year competiton and awarded prizes at the Adams Flute Factor in the Netherlands, as well as being prize winners at the prestigious Galway Flute Festival in Weggis, Switzerland.
Students past and present have performed with Kirklees Youth Orchestra, Yorkshire Youth Orchestra, Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, The Halle Youth Orchestra, The Young Sinfonia, The National Children’s Orchestra, The National Children’s Wind Sinfonia, The National Children’s Wind Orchestra, The National Children’s Chamber Orchestra, The National Youth Wind Ensemble, The National Youth Chamber Orchestra and The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
It has been an absolute joy to have several of my students go on to study music at degree level gaining places in the countries leading Universities and Music Colleges and have been awarded scholaships.
Nikki is the founder and Musical Director of The Mistral Trio and Les Six Flute Ensemble both prize winning ensembles that have been winners in National competitions.