About Jennifer

Jen in a green top holding recordersAbout Jennifer


Jennifer started playing recorder when she was six years old. At first, she simply wanted to get out of class early on a Thursday afternoon. But soon she found that she really loved to play, and she has done so ever since.

She studied in Armidale, NSW, Australia with Miggs Coggan, Mike Irik, and Zana Clarke, and then in Bristol UK with Jeanette Hajncl.  Jennifer gained her A.Mus.A. performance diploma from the Australian Music Examinations Board in 1990. She has a PhD in Drama from Bristol University, and qualified as an Alexander Technique teacher in 2007.

Jennifer is a member of the European Recorder Teachers’ Association, is a Registered Practitioner with the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine, and is a member of the actors’ union Equity.

Jennifer teaches Alexander Technique privately in Bristol UK, specialising in working with actors and musicians. She is a tutor at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on the undergraduate and postgraduate music programmes, and the pre-College acting programme.She also teaches on the BMus Popular Music programme at Leeds Arts University.

Pink Noise Recorder Quartet, wearing black, holding recordersJennifer currently plays recorder with Pink Noise Recorder Quintet, Biber Recorder Duo, and Rosafresca. She can often be found on Twitter as @jenactiv8u, or posting pretty pictures of recorders on Instagram as @recorderjen. She loves cats, reading, running, and baking – not necessarily in that order, and never simultaneously.

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