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Ms Catherine Harrison
Ms Catherine Harrison

Biography

Hello there, and thank you for looking at my profile. I have worked for many years as a teacher, music producer & promoter, session pianist and vocalist, and freelance musical director. As well as private instrumental teaching, I have taught in FE (BTEC) secondary (to A Level) and primary schools in Liverpool, Chester and Ellesmere Port. Many of my students past and present are members of Soundwall, a vocal group, which I founded in 2011. Since then, Soundwall have raised well over £13k for charities including Alzheimer's UK, Help for Heroes, Christies and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. Soundwall performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, and we are there again this year.

My teaching method is anchored by my core belief that music lives in live performance. For this reason, I organise concerts, instrumental salons and busking opportunities for my pupils, adult and children alike. We have played at the Liverpool One Piano Festival, Alexanders in Chester, and various church halls, schools and charitable venues in the locality.

At the moment, as well as teaching piano and guitar, plus singing, I am engaged in very interesting post graduate research at the University of Bangor School of English under Professor Helen Wilcox and Dr Zoe Skoulding. Charlotte Pickering is my pseudonym for the fiction and non-fiction work I do. The second edition of my novel Messiah of the Slums (Fey Publishing) will be published in 2017with a Foreword by former Chair of the Booker Prize Committee Sir Gerald Kaufman and an Afterword by Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College Cambridge, and former Archbishop of Canterbury. Messiah, set in Liverpool, has been very well received, and I met with various public figures, including the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, George Galloway, Steve Rotheram MP to talk about it. At the moment I am writing another book, as sequel to Messiah, entitled "I - First Person".
www.charlottepickering.com

Catherine Harrison, Music
www.catherineharrisonarts.co.uk

Contact Catherine

Address: West Derby
Liverpool
Merseyside
L12 7LG
Phone: 01513529754
Mobile: +447840114297
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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