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I trained as a musician prior to becoming a teacher. In 2012 I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. In 2013 I developed Carpel Tunnel syndrome in both wrists and in 2016 was diagnosed with Cervical Dystonia. Both RA and Dystonia are chronic conditions and I was forced to give up teaching following the Dystonia diagnosis. I am no longer able to work as an employee and I am unable to drive. I retrained in 2017 to work as a copyeditor and proofreader and have begun to write instrumental teaching books. I am a member of the Bader Big Band, an ensemble of exclusively disabled musicians and the only one of its kind in the UK.
Vanessa is available as a source and for personal essays and opinion editorial
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