Gail Ford was born in Derby, where she studied piano from age 6. She graduated in music from Manchester University, and also holds an L.G.S.M. Diploma in Piano Accompaniment. She currently works throughout the UK as a freelance pianist/accompanist, specialising in musical theatre, period dance and functions/events pianist. She is also a jazz oboist, and has arranged many jazz, pop & musical theatre standards for the oboe, as well as arrangements for piano trio, French horn, and brass quintet and compositions for oboe, trio and modern worship songs. She is an MU and PRS member.