Pickford is a freelance piano teacher and accompanist based in Shropshire.
She studied piano and viola at Dartington College of Arts and went
on to gain her teaching certificate at Rolle College, University of
Her first teaching post, in the mid 70’s, was at the Abraham
Darby school where she produced and directed ‘The Beggars Opera’
- a first for the school. She taught ‘A’ level music at
New College, Wellington for twenty years before finally ‘retiring’
She currently teaches piano at Adams Grammar School, Newport, accompanies
and co-directs The New College Chorale,Wellington, is accompanist
for the Midlands Chorale and sings with the Phoenix Singers of Shrewsbury.