From learn­ing Ara­bic to do­ing yoga, mu­sic com­poser Joanna Marsh is in tune with her­self.

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We are a fam­ily of mu­si­cians; my son Henry, 13, is learn­ing the French horn, my sis­ter is a pro­fes­sional or­gan­ist who has worked in sev­eral cathe­drals in the UK and my hus­band Paul plays the or­gan. My in­ter­est in mu­sic be­gan as a prac­ti­cal thing – my par­ents were not wealthy, my fa­ther was a church min­is­ter and he saw that if we were good at mu­sic it would get us a mu­sic schol­ar­ship to a good school in the UK. So they en­cour­aged us to prac­tise. It worked too well – we not only got the schol­ar­ships, we also both ended up work­ing as pro­fes­sional mu­si­cians.

DOWN­HILL ALL THE WAY I wish I was re­ally pas­sion­ate about ski­ing so I could visit fab­u­lous ski re­sorts with epic scenery. I am a truly ter­ri­ble skier and hate it, but love the views. I feel I’m im­mi­nently about to meet my death on the slopes.

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