Tributes have been paid to a popular West Midlands musician and music teacher, who has died aged 92.
Brenda Griffith lived in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, but spent most of her career teaching and singing in Birmingham.
She grew up in London and Essex and went to the prestigious Royal Academy of Music where she won scholarships and prizes.
When she graduated, Miss Griffith moved to Birmingham where she worked as a lecturer in music at Westhill College in Selly Oak in the 1940s.
She combined her teaching with performing as a member of BBC Midlands Singers and she was also the conductor of Highgate Ladies Choir in 1959 and went with them on tour to Eastern Europe as a singer and accompanist.
Other teaching posts included a stint at Worcester College of Further Education and she also performed regularly at St Phillips Cathedral and the Barber Institute in Edgbaston.
Her last teaching post was as head of music at the Convent of the Holy Child School in Edgbaston.
Her only surviving sister Rita Rowlands, who lives in Handsworth Wood, said she was a popular and well known figure in the West Midlands music world.
“Right up until she died her mind was still active,” she said. “She lived a tremendous life and did so much.”