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Why did you choose HCA for your degree?

When deciding to study a degree I had already built connections and networks in Hereford, working at HCA as a music Teaching Assistant, and with local organisations such as the Music Pool. The degree course looked very appealing to me to further my career and become more qualified in music.

What did you love most about the music course at HCA?

One-to-one instrumental lessons were a definite highlight of my week, having access to incredibly skilled individuals working within the industry was fantastic and my skills have improved greatly because of it.

The possibilities to collaborate with other course areas are endless and the college-level music course is always teaming with lively musicians if you’re ever looking for people to make some music with.

What is the best thing about studying in Hereford?

I love Hereford! It’s where I’ve chosen to create a scene and make some noise. The people are keen to connect with each other personally and creatively, there are some really great spaces to socialise and host events, like The Firefly, De Koffie Pot, and The Babar Café. The owners are friendly, for the community, and want to be part of your wild and crazy projects.

What advice would you offer students joining HCA?

Embrace the smaller community HCA has to offer, it is full of creatives and passionate people starting projects and collaborations. It is these projects that help further you as a practitioner and as an individual developing your artistic skills and networking.