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National Ensemble Audition Success.

Recent Auditions

After recent auditions in Manchester,

Congratulations must go to 11 year old Emily Watson who has received a place in the National Children’s Wind Sinfonia.

Congratulations also to Imogen Davey who has received a place in the National Children’s Chamber Orchestra.

Both girls will go down to Hertfordshire in the Easter holidays for a week long intensive course with a concert at the end of the week.

A MASSIVE achievement – WELL DONE to yo both!!

Holmfirth and Haydn Wood Festivals 2014.

Holmfirth Music Festival 2014.

Woodwind Solo 17 years and under
1st Imogen Davey.

Open Recital Class Sponsored by the Rotary Club
1st Imogen Davey.

Junior Songs from Shows 14-18 years
1st Isabelle Goodall-Munroe.

Imogen was awarded the Ridings Trophy for the best female instrumentalist and the Birthday Trophy for the highest mark in the Woodwind Classes and the Rotary Club of Holmfirth Millenium Trophy for winning the Recital class.

Haydn Wood Festival 2014.

Woodwind Solo 14 years and under
1st Alice Evans.
3rd Hannah Quinn.

Woodwind Solo 18 years and under
1st Imogen Davey.
2nd Alice Evans.

Woodwind Solo 21 years under
1st Imogen Davey.

Festival Recital Class Open
1st Imogen Davey.

Songs from Shows – Open
1st Isabelle Goodall – Munroe.
2nd Alexandra Goodall-Munroe.

Congratulations to Alex who was awarded the Most Promising singer of the festival and to Imogen for receiving the Robert Clarke Memorial Trophy for the highest mark in the Woodwind Solo classes and the Haydn Wood trophy for highest marks of a Colne Valley resident and the Festival medal for her win in the Recital Class.
Imogen was also selected to represent the Haydn Wood Festival in Festival Federation competition in September 2015.

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.