Born 1958 - Bournemouth - Educated at Bournemouth School for Girls where her
interest in music was well supported by her teacher Alan Melly - a former
Radio 2 player of the year and by attending many stimulating concerts by the
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the late lamented Bournemouth

She originally learnt the clarinet but later went on to learn bassoon in the
6th form simply because there were no other bassoonists in the school. Self
taught she achieved Grade 8 with Distinction in a year and was accepted into
the Royal Academy of Music in 1977.

Studied bassoon with the late Gwydion Brooke - from the famous Beecham
recordings of the Mozart Concerto along with Jack Brymer on the Clarinet
Also saxophone with John Dankworth and Richard Addison.

After Music College Lynda decided to go into education.
Head of Music - Downsend School, Leatherhead
Peripatetic Music Services - Surrey County Council
Founder and Conductor of the Leatherhead Wind Band

After raising a family Lynda moved to Essex where she has been teaching for
the Music Services since 1997. She is a leading woodwind teacher in the
county where she is responsible for a large music school, the wind
departments of Essex Young peoples orchestra and Essex Youth Symphonic Wind
Lynda is also a Tutor mentor for the county - helping and inspiring young
She is also co-ordinator for the Associated Boards Music Medals scheme which
helps young people in ensemble playing and is invaluable for group tuition
which she is agreat believer in.

Lynda stills plays professionally whenever she has the time!!!









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