Helen Flunder has being playing piano since the age of 4. She began with piano lessons, following grades whilst developing her love of composing and songwriting alongside the more formal route.
She qualified as a primary teacher with a B.Ed in 1986 and shared her love of music with the pupils she taught. Helen also plays other instruments including piano accordion and has written, recorded and performed music and songs for a very varied list of folk groups, orchestras, bands, weddings, concerts, hotels. In 2013 she fulfilled a lifelong dream, leaving teaching and becoming a professional musician. She teaches piano, focusing the lessons on music for fun. She also works extensively doing music singalong sessions which have very popular and therapeutic results in residential homes and in groups with learning disabilities. Helen's musical influences are diverse, including Chopin, Bach, Queen, folk, Meatloaf and songwriters such as Boo Hewerdine and Martyn Joseph. Also see music by her partner Brendan Perkins and their duo, The Keyhouse.