Mary was central to Kingsdale’s transformation from a school in Special Measures to one of the most sought after secondaries in London. She has mentored hundreds of young teachers, has supported children from all backgrounds to develop a love of music, and works with local primary schools to ensure every pupil gets proper music tuition. Mary’s remarkable contribution remains undiminished after 50 years.
Her pioneering cost-free Music Scholarship programme targeted at novices enabled over 1,500 students to achieve Music Grades 6+, while her influence has extended to the far reaches of the globe encompassing tours to countries such as Brazil, Namibia, and Canada. Her legacy is best exemplified by the plethora of alumni performing across the West End and beyond.