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Another Successful Competiton!

Mrs Sunderland Festival 2015.

Girl’s Vocal Solo Years 6 & 7
2nd Ophelia Ormerod
3rd Emily Watson

Disney Class Year 9 & Under
1st Emily Watson
2nd Emily Gabbitass

Year 6 & 7 Music Theatre
1st Ophelia Ormerod
3rd Tia Jorja Mills

Pop Ballad Class
2nd Isabelle Godall-Munroe
3rd Emily Gabbitass

Woodwind Solo Year 6 & Under
1st Angela Wang

Woodwind Solo Year 9 & Under
1st Emily Watson
2nd Angela Wang
3rd Hannah Quinn

Woodwind Solo Year 11 & Under
3rd Imogen Davey

Woodwind Solo Open
2nd Imogen Davey
3rd Guylaine Eckersley

Congratulations to you all and to Ophelia for being awarded the trophy for the Most Promising Singer under 14.

Audition Success

After a gruelling round of auditions and trips to London, a trip to Glasgow and a trip to Manchester. I am absolutely thrilled that one of my pupil’s Sarah who I teach at school, has been offered places to study at Guildhall School of Music, The Royal College, The Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. She was also offered a very generous scholarship at Glasgow.

Now all she needs to do it decide where to go and continue her flute studies and although it won’t be an easy choice, it is a fantastic position to be in!

Congratulations, all of your hard work has really paid off.


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