This lady is very dear to my heart!

This lady is very dear to my heart!
The late great Miss Jean Auchinachie..who ran children’s choirs in my hometown of Aberdeen for many years.
I was fortunate enough to be part of her Saturday morning choir when I was about 6 years old.. She was sweet, kind and encouraging and unknowingly, really played a massive part in my life story.. I would never have dreamed what singing would become for me.
She taught us how to listen, how to produce a better sound, to keep in time and how to be disciplined enough to perform on stage. I forgot the words of a solo I was given to perform at a Xmas concert in a big concert hall… pronouncing loudly- “ Miss Auchinachie.. I’ve forgotten the words”! wishing the ground would swallow me up. She wasn’t angry or berating – in contrast to some of the more waspish female teachers I experienced at school!
Thank you Miss A… 58 years down the line!