Biography

Selena holds BMus (hons) and MMus degrees and is a fully qualified teacher (PGCE). She has a vast range of teaching experience involving both whole class teaching and one-to-one tuition. Her experience is mainly in adult education and she currently holds positions at Morley College and City Lit in London.

Selena began her musical career as a composer, gaining a scholarship to study at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Netherlands) with Louis Andriessen. She won numerous prizes as a student including BBC Young Composers, as a result of which she was awarded an orchestral commission for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. She also has a keen interest in music pedagogy, and particularly in the social and cognitive benefits of music education. She has attended conferences run by the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development and co-developed the SmartBeat programme which uses rhythm to support literacy and dyslexia.

Selena is also a specialist Kodály practitioner and is an occasional tutor for the British Kodály Academy. She gained a distinction in Advanced Musicianship from the Kodály Centre of London and also has a qualification in Kodály Methdology accredited by the Royal Conservetoire of Scotland. She runs courses in Kodály musicianship as well as incorporating this approach into her teaching practise in a variety of areas.