I began my singing studies with famous British duettists Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, when I was seventeen. Two years later they asked me to act as studio accompanist for Webster. I completed the ATCL and LTCL singing diplomas and remained friends with them until their deaths.
I completed the LTCL in piano at Trinity College, London in 1968. I hold a BA (Honours) (SA) majoring in History of Music, History and English. I taught classical singing and piano until my retirement at the end of 2010.
Since 2006 I have published several books about Anne Ziegler & Webster Booth. My fiction books have been removed from this store and published under the pen name of Fiona Compton.