Heather Summers

Heather Summers

Specialist Art Forms
Music Making | Leatherwork | Sandal Making

Artist Profile
I am passionate about making music, my goal being to share that passion with as many diverse groups as possible, making my workshops fun and accessible. I have many years of broad experience working with all ages, the abled and differently abled, those with behavioural, mental health and learning difficulties. Leather is a great material with which to work – it is versatile, combines well with other materials, and working with it involves the use of a wide variety of skills & dexterity. I am keen to help others create in this medium. As part of Meerkat, I perform & give workshops in combined music and dance with dance practitioner/music & dance performer, Miranda Betts.

Artists Biography
Qualifications: Qualified Teacher (PGCE), Community Music Tutor (OCN Level 3),
Awards: Short – listed for Woman of Culture (Welsh Woman of the Year Awards 2003) for work setting up the Access to music/creativity Charity, Women In Tune (WIT).
That year WIT won the Val Feld Award for outstanding contribution.
Experience: Performance & giving workshops (inc primary teaching) in UK, Australia & Europe.
Several commissions over the years, inc. carved belts, bespoke footwear, concert harp covers.

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