- Instrument: Violin
Natalie is currently a second year doctoral candidate at the Royal College of Music. She has a combined background in psychology (BSc Hons Psychology) and music (BA Hons Music; MSc Performance Science). Her specialist area of research concerns the potential benefits of active music participation on well-being for students with learning disabilities. Natalie is a regional director and academic advisor for the Music Man Project (a Mencap-funded charity), which is a full-time music education service for adults and children with learning disabilities. She facilitates and runs groups throughout Essex and is heavily involved in expanding the project both nationally and internationally.
In her spare time, Natalie is a keen violinist and also enjoys playing the saxophone. She is extremely grateful to receive a Musicians’ Company Lambert Studentship award, which has significantly contributed to her recent success.