About Pauline Daglish
From as early as she can remember, music has played a big part in Pauline’s life. She was introduced to the enjoyment of listening to music when she was a small child, courtesy of her Father and his enviable record collection. His musical tastes were wide ranging, from opera, ballet and classical music to the American big band sounds of Count Basie and Glen Miller. However, his favourites were the easy listening arrangements of James Last, Mantovani and Geoff Love. These early musical experiences inspired Pauline to want to learn to play the piano, and she will be forever grateful to her parents who allowed her to take piano lessons from an early age.
At secondary school, Pauline was a member of the school choir, and she also auditioned for the brass band, where she learned to play her second instrument, the cornet.
This gave Pauline the skills, musicianship and confidence to join choirs and bands outside of school, which eventually led to another exciting opportunity to develop her instrumental skills further by learning to play orchestral tuned percussion instruments.
Pauline is an extremely motivated and dedicated individual, and has enjoyed a very successful career teaching music in both primary and secondary schools, as well as having extensive experience of providing private piano tuition. Her high standards of achievement and her ability to work well with others have generated an excellent record of success with students of all ages.
Pauline has been privileged to perform in concerts and competitions at many prestigious venues. Furthermore, she has played in pit orchestras for many local performances of shows from the West End, including ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Bugsy Malone’, ‘We will Rock you’, ‘Back to the 80’s’, ‘Hairspray’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
Pauline has directed a diverse range of musical ensembles including choirs, brass bands, orchestras and percussion groups, and is proud of the fact that she has enabled many musicians of all abilities the opportunity to confidently take part in performances and, most importantly, enjoy their music making experience.
If you are interested in joining the Major Oak Pop Choir, you can rest assured that in Pauline, you have found someone with the necessary expertise, enthusiasm and passion to unlock your musical potential and enjoyment.