Wendy has been involved in music for as long as she can remember, with her first public performance being on the triangle in Mozart’s Toy Symphony at the age of five!
After that she learned the recorder and violin, before moving on to the oboe and piano at the age of eight.
She has never stopped playing the recorder and remembers her first recorder teacher, Doreen Ogden, with great affection. As a member of Miss Ogden’s recorder group Wendy had the opportunity to play in many venues around the Midlands and also at the Royal Festival Hall whilst still at Junior School.
Wendy was one of the first pupils of the Birmingham Junior School of Music (now the Conservatoire), and was principal oboist for several years in the Birmingham Schools Symphony Orchestra.
She then studied the oboe, piano and double bass for three years at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, before taking a teaching qualification in Reading.
After working in Wiltshire for many years she finally settled near Witney in West Oxfordshire.