Hi, I’m Charlotte and I am the founder of Rhythm and Steel. In my first teaching job at a middle school in Northumberland I had a class set of steel pans and was hooked straight away. The steel pans were so popular with all the students that we ran multiple groups as an extra curricular activity and we performed concerts and competitions in the local area. Ever since then I have wanted to have my very own set of steel pans to teach to children and adults.
I studied BA (Hons) Music at the University of Salford and graduated in 2004 with a first class degree. I was a qualified secondary school music teacher for 8 years and my posts included Head of Music at Skegness Grammar School. I left classroom teaching in April 2018 to be self employed, teaching brass, piano and singing lessons.
In my free time I play the cornet in Alford Silver Band and Skegness Community Orchestra and I also sing with the Elizabethan Singers in Alford.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we're all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music. - Billy Joel