A SCIENCE teacher who plays music in her spare time has been picked to perform in a major nationwide contest seeking out new talent.
Magdalena Hegarty. who lives in Hanwell, will be performing in Hayes next month as part of the Live and Unsigned competition.
Live and Unsigned is the biggest contest of its kind, with 40,000 people taking part every year, overseen by a panel of judges from the media and record industry.
Prizes include £10,000 in cash and opportunities to record, tour and play at some of the best venues and festivals in the country.
Mrs Hegarty said: “It’s really great to be taking part and I’m very excited. I love performing and maybe there’s a chance that I can get to the next stage.”
The 35-year-old, who has been singing and playing guitar since the age of five, teaches science to 11 to 18 year olds in Twickenham and applied to the contest online.
“Being a teacher means the hours are great so it means I can lead a second life, so to speak. I think a few of the pupils know about it but it’s the sort of thing I’d like to keep private from them.
“It’s a great opportunity to be taking part. Even if I don’t make it to the next stage I can still meet people and it will be a great chance to network.”
She will be performing at the Beck Theatre in Hayes on March 11. For more information about the contest, visit www.liveandunsigned.com
You can find out more about Magdalena and her music by visiting her website www.magsmusic.com