Becky was chosen to spend a year on Montserrat to develop musical opportunities for the young people there. This she did with remarkable success to the extent that she was asked to stay for a second year. The island has benefited greatly from her care, her knowledge and enthusiasm in all of her activities. She organised and trained choirs and persuaded people to find the inner voice that they did not know they had. The shows that she produced for all the people were enormously popular. So succesful was her presence that no one wanted her to leave. I personally found her to be an inspiring teacher with a lovely warm personality and Montserrat is the poorer for her absence. Whatever she does in the future I know she will be successful. She will be a hard act to follow.
— Sir George Martin, C.B.E

Two days after her final performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Becky found herself on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. Why? Sir George Martin and his charity, the Montserrat Foundation UK, wanted a Guildhall graduate to spend a year developing musical opportunities for the youth of the island. This one year position quickly turned into two as Becky fell in love with the island and its people. During her time on Montserrat, Becky devised both community and school-based projects and founded the Montserrat National Youth Choir. Her two years on the island had a great impact on the musician and person she is today.

 

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Music In The Community

Becky delivered a variety of different community-based music programmes ranging from devising new musical theatre to learning the ukulele. 

Montserrat National Youth Choir

Becky founded the 80-strong National Youth Choir of Montserrat ranging in age from 7-30 years. Producing sell-out performances, this choir continues to go from strength to strength.

Music In Schools

Becky delivered workshops and music curriculum across the island's nursery, primary and secondary schools.