Wendy Lawson’s long and varied career is characterised by her distinctive blend of musicianship and scholarship. In addition to performing and teaching she has pioneered research within historical performance practice and education. Her innovative work with children placed particular emphasis on creativity and improvisation at the keyboard, and she was one of the first teachers to integrate this approach into mainstream piano teaching. As Director of Music at the Mater Admirabilis College of Education in Malta she was responsible for the musical training of teachers. Her ground-breaking study of interactive Humour within Music Education and its role in adult learning was the focus of her Master’s research in Cambridge.
Wendy is a graduate of Trinity College of Music, Dartington College of Arts and Cambridge University. More recently she has studied at Morley College, making frequent appearances as soprano soloist with the Chamber Performers’ Group. She has studied with Grayston Burgess, Jessica Cash and Sophie Grimmer.