Colette Brooks

Colette started learning the recorder at school when she was six years old. She later progressed onto the flute before going onto study for a BA (Hons) in English and Music and a DipHE in Educational Studies at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Colette also has a love of singing which probably began when she first saw the film The Sound of Music aged three! As a result she spent many years performing in amateur musical theatre taking on roles such as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Julie Jordan in Carousel. Colette has worked with Music Generation Sligo since 2011 on both the Discovering and Performing Music programme and the Discovering Music programme which she really enjoys. She also worked for the Sligo Academy of Music from 2009 – 2019 teaching the flute, recorder and music theory in addition to undertaking the role of orchestral manager for some of that time.  Colette enjoys performing and has performed with the Sligo Chamber Orchestra, the Sligo Concert Band, Sligo Musical Society and the Sligo Baroque orchestra.

Having started learning music in the classroom herself, Colette is a big advocate of the work that Music Generation Sligo does. She believes that it’s so important that all children have the opportunity to partake in music education and to discover whether or not music is for them as she knows that bringing music into the classroom can open many doors.

Click here to read some of the articles Colette has written for the Music Generation Sligo blog page