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 has held positions at Goldsmiths and Middlesex University and currently teaches at Morley College and City Lit in London.

Selena began her musical career as a composer, gaining a Dutch Government scholarship to study at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with composer Louis Andriessen. She won numerous prizes as a student including BBC Young Composers. She was awarded an orchestral commission for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and her music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Selena performs in experimental electronic music duo KOGG with musician and artist Cerys Hogg. They create music by sampling vocals, sound objects, and home-made instruments, combining composed and improvised material. They have performed live and are producing an album.

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 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. She is advisor in further education for the British Kodály Academy.

As well as her teaching Selena is Digital Champion and Learning Champion at Morley College where she mentors other tutors in the music department.