Jean Thomas - Accompanist

Jean's love of the piano began when she was given lessons in the small Yorkshire village where she lived, at the age of six. Her talent for playing was nurtured and by the age of 13 she was her school choir's accompanist until a much larger group required her magic fingers and she became, at 15, the accompanist of the Bradford Choral Society. Three years later Jean went on to study at the prestigious Royal Academy, where she learnt to play the viola as her second instrument, finally graduating with GRSM, ARCM in performing and also LRAM for teaching.

Following her degree she taught music in both the public and private sector to all ages. Since retiring as a class teacher, Jean continued to teach pupils cello and piano and for her own musical pleasure she plays cello in a Baroque group and small orchestra.

"Accompanying others is my greatest pleasure"

Jean tells us, which seems pretty obvious for as well as having been our accompanist for well over ten years, she accompanies several other choirs and the Long Eaton Operatic Society.

The New Greasley Singers feel very privileged to have Jean as their accompanist.

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