consultancy & research 

Consultancy & Training



I offer consultancy and training for teachers wanting to improve their musical offering:

  • teachers & support staff in specialist settings
  • mainstream schools supporting SEND students
  • instrumental teachers in mainstream and special schools
  • Music education hub leaders


PhD research



I will be investigating the role of improvisation in developing specialist pedagogy to support instrument learners with additional needs. 


I am currently refining my ideas and have recently come back from some dedicated reflection time to this hopefully progress will soon be evident!




recent CPD / Training/ Conferences


Jul 2023

MEHEM Annual Conference 
Elle presented her evaluation and demonstrated accessible ensemble formats for SEND settings


Jan- Apr 2023

Musicking for the Terrified with Ben Sellers
Elle presented CPD activities for non-specialist special school staff to implement inclusive music making in their schools.


Oct 2022

MEHEM Away Day
Elle presented her inclusive instrumental teaching practice to music hub leaders and representatives from The Department for Education. 


Apr 2020

Drake Music Webinar: Getting the best out of iPads for music


Mar 2020

Chiltern Music Therapy: Making Therapy Digital


Snape Maltings, Suffolk: MOT for Musicians working in challenging circumstances


Feb 2020

Drake Music Webinar: Career Development for Music Leaders


Dec 2019
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Conference




ISM: The Incorporated Society of Musicians
BAMT: British Association for Music Therapy

SEMPRE: Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research

NAMIH: The National Alliance of Musicians in Healthcare



2006: The Open University BSc Mus (Open)
2013: The Open University MA Mus (Open)

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