BMus(Hons), MA, UTLM, LTCL
Euodia was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where she began her musical studies at the age of five under the tutorship of, amongst others, her mother. After matriculating from Heathfield High School (where she obtained the highest A-Level results for Music in South Africa), in 1990, she entered the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town (UCT) where she studied the Piano with Nancy Hofmeyr and Albie Van Schalkwyk, and violin with Virgiliu Gherasim and Jaroslav Lorenc. Other courses included Harmony and Counterpoint, History of Music, Composition and Orchestration, Piano Teaching Method and Music Education. After graduating, her first teaching appointment was at Rustenberg Girl’s School (Cape Town), where she also accompanied the award-winning School Choir. She subsequently returned to UCT to undertake further postgraduate studies, completing the BMus(Hons) programme in Musicology in 1998.
During this time she also acted as a repetiteur to the Eoan Group, one of the first Operatic Schools for disadvantaged Non-White Singers. Euodia was also a participant in the Madame Valmalete Piano Competition in Nice, France (1998), where she received first prize in the Faure, and second prize in the Beethoven categories, respectively.
Euodia then taught at Sans Souci High School before getting married (to a Worcester resident), and settling in England. Shortly after arriving in England, Euodia undertook further postgraduate studies at Oxford Brookes University, where she completed the Master of Arts Programme in Music, History and Culture in 2003. She has taught at various schools including St.James School for Girls (Malvern), Kings’s Hawford, Winterfold House School, The Alice Ottley School and Elgar School of Music. Euodia teaches part-time at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester, where she teaches Class Music, Piano, directs two choirs and acts as an accompanist in various roles. She is a devout Christian, and has a daughter and son aged 13 and 4.