When I was 9 years old my Dad brought me back a didgeridoo from Australia and found I could play it really well, so my mum suggested I should think about playing an instrument. Having researched a lot of instruments I decided I loved the sound of the saxophone and began lessons through school. I've been playing for 5 years now and play for the Ellon Academy Jazz Band, Ellon Academy Senior Concert Band, the North Aberdeenshire Senior Concert Band and the Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra. I heard about the ASO through my saxophone teacher who recommended it would be something I would really enjoy. I was a little daunted when I first joined the ASO as I was only 13 years old and the youngest in the group, but everyone made me feel at ease very quickly. The ASO is very different to the other groups I play in as there are a lot of adults and more experienced players for me to learn from. I particularly enjoy the ASO because of the experience, enthusiasm and exuberant style of the conductor Richard Ingham, who is a real inspiration to me.

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