About us:

LMS was founded in 2012 by Lucy Lockwood. 

Lucy Lockwood 
BA (Hons) Music, PGCE Music

Lucy is a fully qualified Music teacher and has taught 11-18 year-olds at a secondary school in Crawley, West Sussex for 7 years. Although now she no longer teaches in a traditional classroom set up she has a broad experience working with children of all different ages and abilities. 

Lucy discovered her flair for music at a young age, when she began playing the piano and singing in the local church choir. Her passion became more evident at school, where she regularly starred in musical and theatrical productions. She also enjoyed attending an extra-curricular theatre school- Stagecoach- where she had the opportunity to appear in the national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat’. She took part in amateur dramatic productions in the local area, often being chosen for leading roles.

Whilst studying for her GCSEs, Lucy was asked to sing by her inspirational music teacher, Roly Bryce, on ‘Amadeus Nursery – an internationally available CD of popular nursery rhymes. She went on to achieve excellent grades at GCSE Music and A Level Music Technology. She also studied piano to a high standard, but has never taken formal exams.

Keen to pursue her passion, Lucy went on to study for a BA (Hons) in Music at Brunel University, Middlesex, where her distinctive jazz-vocals secured her place as a resident singer with the university’s Big Band. It was here that she was lucky enough to receive one-to-one tuition from Angela Elliott, one of the UK’s top jazz vocal coaches.

Lucy continued to develop her musical style through her involvement with the University choirs which ranged from classical to contemporary, and she showed particular talent for vocal improvisation. Keen to investigate other areas of the subject, Lucy decided to specialise in Music Technology, which has stood her in good stead throughout her career so far. She has recently begun work for Edexcel as an A Level examiner in this field.

After her degree the next step was to complete a PGCE, which Lucy studied for at Sussex University, graduating in 2007 and beginning her teaching career immediately. Teaching has kept Lucy working hard with the constantly changing curriculum and exam board demands. She has particularly enjoyed the challenge of musically directing the school musicals- such as Grease and Fame- where she has been in charge of all the soloist, ensemble and cast numbers, played the piano in accompaniment and she has also been responsible for rehearsing and conducting the stage band/ orchestra.  

Lucy never lets her love of music slip and makes sure that music is a predominant feature in her life. Some of the local musical projects she has undertaken include:

  • Performing with local musical theatre company 'FAME' based in Tilgate.
  • Singing with a 'Rat Pack' Tribute act, playing to audiences and raising money for charities across Crawley and West Sussex
  • Combing her piano playing and singing for various professional and private gigs at wedding, parties, functions and lounge-bar sets
  • Appearing as a regular 'panelist'/presenter for local radio station Meridian FM   
  • Performing as a vocalist and pianist on numerous professional studio recordings and demos
  • Playing piano and collaborating with local talent Amy True and Kelly Etchells- both are singer/songwriters- also based in Crawley
  • Working closely with events coordinator and DJ Merv Thorne, Boya Base
  • Working with talented up and coming record producers and sound engineers. Kristian Lasham is a local music producer and sound engineer. For more information have a look at his website- True Tone Recording, 
  • Supporting local talent showcases- such as 'Urban Sensations'- where she contributes as a backing musician whenever required
In addition, Lucy knows and understands the implications of vocal problems such as nodules and polyps, which she suffered with herself between 2000 and 2004, before she underwent speech therapy and surgery. She was fortunate enough to receive treatment from top Harley Street medical professionals, Mr John Rubin and Dr Ruth Epstein, and make a good recovery, expanding her own practical knowledge of the workings of the voice and the importance of vocal health in the process.

Lucy offers a wealth of experience both as a performer and teacher, combined with a genuine love of music. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and she brings the subject to life, enabling even the non-musical to get involved!