… and together with her students, has created some wonderful music, lyrics and poems, which were inspired by walks in the local Colne Valley Park countryside and the joys of nature. After reading our Colne Valley Park newsletter, Suzanne emailed us to share their inspired and creative work, which all started from a walk in Ruislip Heathland and woods.
Suzanne told us, “I am a local composer, and piano teacher, who finds nature particularly inspiring…. nature is one of the things that inspires many compositions….I read the latest Colne Valley Newsletter sent out early this year with great interest. My husband and I are carers, so rarely ever get the chance to get out into the beautiful surroundings, but when we do (three times last year) and I managed two walks with friends, it is extra special….. AND inspirational.
Last June, I went on a walk with a friend, on the beautiful heathland an in the woodland in Ruislip. It was such a beautiful June morning, and the countryside so glorious, that it inspired a poem, which I wrote when arriving home, and a piece for children’s / youth choir, “On Heath, in Wood.” I later arranged this for piano, and both the piano and the poem and piano piece inspired by this walk have now been made into a short video (please see below).