New Staff at EHS: Miss Mott

New Staff at EHS: Miss Mott

Miss Mott joined Eltham Hill School at the start of the Summer term. She joins the thriving music department. We wanted to find out a little more about her:

First, lets start with some background information: Where you’re from?

I grew up in Essex and attended Colchester County High School for Girls and the Royal College of Music Junior Department on Saturdays. I moved to London when I was 18 to study full time at the Royal College of Music and pursue a career as a professional clarinettist.

What are your hobbies and interests?

Most of my hobbies and interests involve music.  I play 1st clarinet with the Orchestra of the City. I am principal clarinettist of the British Clarinet Ensemble.  I also sing 1st soprano with the Giltspur Singers, a chamber choir based in the city.  In addition to performing music, I enjoy going to the cinema, West End Musicals, the theatre and concerts.

What keeps you motivated?

People keep me motivated.  Mostly it’s my friends and family, but also the students that I teach.  The students’ enthusiasm towards music is infectious and they always have fantastic ideas for new things to explore.

What is top of your bucket list?

To swim with dolphins in Florida.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

When life throws you lemons, make lemonade!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Performing on the soundtrack of “Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace” and meeting John Williams who composed the music.  I was also lucky enough to attend the premiere in Leicester Square.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Never go to bed on an argument.  Always resolve any problems on the same day and don’t let any bad feeling fester.

What book are you currently reading?

Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela