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Verity Quarmby

Verity

Verity grew up in Bournemouth, where she benefitted hugely from lessons from Dorset Music Service. She played the recorder at primary school, moving on to the oboe, flute and saxophone at secondary school, before moving to Huddersfield to study for her BMus(hons) degree. After that, she completed a PGCE in music at Oxford Brookes University, before returning to Huddersfield to begin her teaching career and later gain an MMus degree in performance studies from Huddersfield University. She holds grade 8s in oboe and singing and has played and sung in some of the most prestigious performance venues in the UK, including the Albert Hall (in the BBC Proms), the Bridgewater Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Verity is a chorister at Huddersfield Parish Church and is part of the Orion Chamber Choir. She has previously been part of the Huddersfield Choral Society and was a choral scholar at Leeds Cathedral. She is busy as a vocal soloist across the north of England.

Verity taught in a wide range of educational settings across West Yorkshire before coming to work with Calderdale Music Trust in 2015. She teaches singing and woodwind, and has a real passion for the recorder and for whole class music making in all forms.