My mum would not have described herself as musical. But she was. She was an amazing singer, and sang alto in the Bristol Choral Society for many years.
I am musical. I’m a music teacher by trade. I am not an amazing singer but I can carry a tune.
When I was in the juniors I was in the school choir. I was only in it because I was able to read music (I played the recorder, piano and cello already). I remember coming home one day and telling mum we were learning a song by her favourite band – The Beatles.
She was so happy and we sang it together.
I now sing it at school with my own pupils. They love it. Every time we sing it I think of my mum.