Educational/Community Work

From September 2016 to Present

Deputy Composition Professor for Junior Royal College of Music 

From July 2016 until October 2016

One of five Composers in Residence (Middlesbrough) participating in workshops towards a commission for Streetwise Opera
From September 2013
Teacher Associate at the University of Birmingham

From April 2010 until July 2011
Director/Co-Founder of the Chelsea Music Academy, the centre for Middle-Eastern and Western Music in London

I have had the opportunity to co-create, coordinate and participate in inter-cultural workshops that have aimed to reach all pockets of the London cosmopolitan community for children, teens and adults. In partnership with the Leighton House Museum, we have held courses in derbakki and workshops for primary school children to introduce them to music of the Middle-East through song and narrative via the artefacts in the museum. In collaboration with the Kensington Palace Youth Programme, we have worked with various youth groups in the community for a performance at Fête de la Musique Exhibition Road Music Day. Our performance consisted of fusing Algerian Rap with Middle-Eastern rhythms, Eastern European folk music and classically trained musicians in association with street dancing students at YoungStars Creative Arts Academy. We have established links with the Arab-British Centre (ABC) and the Council for British-Arab Understanding (CAABU) to hold workshops in introducing the music of the Middle East and exploring where this rich music stands in contemporary multi-cultural contexts.

I have also worked with:
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Glenthorne High School Performing Arts College