Rosie Douglas BA (Hons) PGCE

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Rosie Douglas started her music career in Somerset, performing piano and vocals, and composing for original theatre shows. Having already been involved in music from an early age, Rosie started running music and drama workshops very early on in her career. Having completed music and drama training at Strode College, in 1994 Rosie moved to Manchester to study at Salford University. It was there that she received further training in performance, and took up singing lessons. In 1997 Rosie was commissioned to write a composition for members of the Halle Orchestra, resulting in media coverage and a performance at the prestigious Bridgewater Hall. From 1997 through to 2008, Rosie’s focus became education, and this led to her co-ordinating the National Diploma in Music Practice, as well as being a main-grade lecturer. Rosie’s teaching specialists include performance, music theory and aural skills. Also during this period Rosie gained experience teaching students with learning difficulties teaching music and drama, and worked with English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teaching music. Outside of teaching Rosie also did outreach projects in under-privileged areas, working with some of the City’s top arts’ facilitators and organisations such as Contact Theatre, and APM. Rosie has also done vocal sessions for top musicians in Manchester, run and co-run music workshops, taught piano and singing, and developed a composing partnership producing music for film and television.