About Me: Caroline Page
I am a professional pianist and early years music educator living in Surrey with my husband, two young children, Oliver and Sophie, and our cat, Gigi.
Music has always been a huge part of my life as I started piano and violin lessons aged 4 (at my request) and it wasn't long until I would pick a piano or violin lesson over a birthday party!
While at school I jointly studied piano and violin and some highlights of this time are competing in the Audi Junior Musician of the Year Regional Finals on piano, performing Mendelssohn's G Minor Piano Concerto and being a member of the National Children's, National Youth and National Youth Chamber Orchestras of Great Britain.
On leaving school I read Music at Christ's College, Cambridge University and then obtained an MA in Musicology from University College, Durham University. While studying at Cambridge University I held a coveted University Instrumental Award on violin and was a Choral Scholar with the Christ's College Chapel Choir. Under the direction of Professor David Rowland singing became a hugely important part of my life and is something I wish we all did more of and that I had started sooner!
On completing by MA I somewhat surprised people by deciding to pursue a career in Law despite having been offered places to study as a post-graduate at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music. I was a City Lawyer in London for 14 years but with the arrival of Oliver and Sophie I became increasingly aware of how fortunate I had been growing-up surrounded by music and that I believed that all children should have the opportunity to be exposed to different sorts of music.
This awareness teamed with how little importance music is granted in our curriculum and society, and a basic need I had to get back to making music, led to me leaving Law and returning to Music. Since then I haven't looked back!
I now have a busy schedule writing and delivering Harmony's Music Club, coaching and accompany children across the South East, doing what I can to further the presence of music in the early years and primary curriculum, planning and performing concerts, singing with the wonderful all-female ensemble Corra Sound and playing with the Equinox Ensemble.
Harmony's Music Club brings my family immense pleasure and I hope it does the same for you be it at home, in school or nursery, or at one of our concerts.