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 graduating from Durham University I somewhat surprised people by making the decision 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 was to grow-up surrounded by music and that I wanted the same for them and all children - I grew-up in the North East of England where there was an abundance of wonderful musicians and instrumental teachers as a result of having the Royal Northern Sinfonia Orchestra on the doorstep. I also attended a state Middle School with a strong musical ethos so that taking part in music was the norm.
This awareness teamed with how little importance music was being granted in the curriculum and a basic need I had to get back to making music led to leaving Law and starting back in Music. Since that decision, I haven't looked back!
I now have a busy schedule writing and delivering Harmony's Music Club, doing what I can to push music further into the early years curriculum, performing as a collaborative pianist and singing with the wonderful all-female ensemble Corra Sound.
Harmony's Music Club brings my family immense pleasure and I hope it does the same for you be it at home or in school or nursery.