MEET THE OWNER
Nina Minshull BA, MA
Business Owner And Teacher
My interest in music came at a young age when I started playing the electronic keyboard and taking music theory lessons. I found that playing an instrument was an excellent way for me to stay motivated and was somehow a therapeutic experience for me. After playing the keyboard for some years my tutor suggested that I start playing the piano. I was surprised at how different this felt to playing the keyboard and I spent many hours understanding the differences between these two instruments.
Once I finished my A-levels I went on to study for a degree in Drama and English Literature. Three years later I graduated with a first class degree and the highest mark of the year. I decided to take my love of theatre a step further when I studied for a postgraduate qualification at The University of Exeter graduating with a Masters in Theatre Practice. When I was at University I became fascinated with how interlinked theatre and music are. I have often combined my love of both subjects, acting and playing the piano on stage at the Barbican Theatre, Roborough Studios and Swindon Dance.
I can honestly say that music and drama have had a huge impact on my life. My business is based on a personal love and understanding of these subjects, and my desire to help and motivate others. And having worked in the Town Hall for some time I could think of no place better in which to base my business. I choose to teach because I love it. It is my passion for the arts and more importantly my passion for engaging with and helping people which I believe makes Swindon Piano 'N' Drama Studio unique.