Verity has always been a keen musician, taking recorder exams at primary school and lead roles in productions. She fell in love with the oboe at secondary school, gaining grade eight before she left to start university. Verity graduated from Huddersfield University with BMus and MMus degrees, and also holds a PGCE in music teaching from Oxford Brookes University. Now also the proud owner of an additional grade eight in singing, Verity teaches oboe, flute, clarinet, saxophone and singing, and also classroom music. She is active as a musician, depping for local orchestras, playing in pit bands for shows and singing in the Huddersfield Choral Society and Orion Chamber Choir.