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Great Results and a Great School Year

I am absolutely thrilled with my pupil’s exams results this school year.

I have updated the pupil’s page with all the results.

So many people have achieved some amazing things in exams and music competitions and other’s have made huge steps in terms of confidence and progress too. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you all!

I am very lucky to have a great bunch of student’s and am truly grateful for the support of their families. Let’s hope the next school year is as successful as this was has been.

Mrs Sunderland Competition 2014

What a fantastic week! I do seem to have spent a lot of time at Huddersfield town hall this week as many of my pupils have too.

There have been so many fantastic performances and all the hard work has really paid off with some outstanding results.

Please see the Pupils Page for all the results.

Fee Increase

Please be aware that from 1st January 2014, there will be a small increase in my fees.

Thank you all for your continued support and hopefully 2014 will be as good a year as 2013 has been.

Haydn Wood Festival 2013

Once again several of my pupils entered this years Haydn Wood Festival in Linthwaite.

Everyone performed really well and as always everyone had a lovely experience at this friendly competition.

Hannah Quinn got a 3rd place in the 11 & under Woodwind Solo and Ami Gee was awarded a 2nd in the 14 & under Woodwind Solo and a 3rd place in the 18 & under Woodwind Solo class.

Imogen Davey was awarded a first place in the 18 & under Woodwind Solo, and the Open Woodwind Solo classes and a 3rd in the Open Recital class.

Imogen was awarded the Haydn Wood Trophy, the Robert Clarke trophy and the Kirklees Leisure Services trophy.

Well Done a great weekend!!

Mrs Sunderland 2013.

Congratulations to everyone who has taken part in the competition this week. All of you have done yourselves and myself proud as always!

I know that some of you weren’t fully happy with your performances, but this is the way of live music. There are always things to learn from every performance be it good or bad.

The thing I am proudest of, is how you conduct yourselves. You are all cheerful and humble regardless of how well you do and encouraging and supportive to others!

Well Done to you all.

SNOW January 2013

Due to the snowy weather, I am expecting some cancellations. Please do let me know well in advance if you have decided the weather is too bad to travel, then I won’t be worrying about you.

As of midday today, Monday 21st January 2013, my road is fairly clear and traffic is moving up it no problem.

Please if you are planning on coming take a sensible route avoiding all hills. Do please note Cliffe End Road (steep hill a lot of you might come down to get to my house) is closed and really not safe to come down at all.

If you choose to cancel your lesson no charges will apply.

This photo was  taken at 1145am.

Stupid Snow


Recently Ruth and Jess have auditioned for undergraduate places at some of the countries best conservatoires to study music from September.

Both of them have done so well and have got places everywhere they have auditioned. Ruth has had offers from the Royal Northern, Royal College, Guildhall School of Music and The Royal Scottish Conservatoire and Jess has had offers from the Royal Northern, Royal College, Trinity Laban, Royal Welsh College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Scottish Conservatoire.

Ruth has also been offered a scholarship at Guildhall and the Royal Scottish and Jess has been offered a scholarship at Trinity Laban.

Now the hard bit of deciding where you are going to study!

WELL DONE to you both, I am so pleased for you and also so proud of you! Congratulations.


Well Deserved!

Imogen recently auditioned for the NCWO, (the National Children’s Wind Orchestra of Great Britain) and has just found out that she has got a place with this superb ensemble for this year.

The orchestra have two intensive residential courses in the Easter and Summer holidays and there are 2 major concerts in prestigious venues after the courses.

This is a really great opportunity for Imogen to play along side some of the countries best wind, brass and percussion players.

This is a huge achievement for someone of her age and I am thrilled for her and so proud of her continued success with her flute playing.


Latest News

The Haydn Wood festival took place a couple of weeks ago and it was a great weekend. Lots of pupil’s did their first competition and did really well and the “oldies” performed well too.

Imogen competed in the Open Recital class and was awarded 2nd place, a real achievement. She also won both the 14 & under and 18 & under Woodwind Solo Classes. She received a trophy for both of these classes and also the trophy for the highest mark in the woodwind classes and to top it all off won the Haydn Wood trophy for the highest mark of the competition.

Ami played well in both her classes and was awarded 2nd place in the 18 & under Woodwind Solo class.

Well Done to you both!

Holmfirth Festival News

Well done to everyone who performed at the Holmfirth Festival this weekend.

Congratulations to Lydia for her two 1st places in the Solo Instruments Class 15 & under and 19 & under and for the trophy for the Best Solo Performance of the festival.

Well Done to Imogen who gained two 2nd places in the Solo Instruments Class 15 & under and 19 & under.

A great weekend!