Career highlights include:
attaining an Honours Degree in Music and a Masters Degree in Computer Science, both from Bristol University, a PGCE secondary music teaching qualification, and membership of the British Computer Society.
performing at the Royal Albert Hall, at the 606 Club, at Notre Dame Cathedral, in Magdalen College Chapel, on TV, at 5* hotels, for Princess Diana, Mary Berry, Michel Roux, Jamie Cullum, and for the Bishops of Oxford and Buckingham
performing with top UK & US jazz musicians including Peter King, Alan Barnes, Jean Toussaint, Mornington Lockett, Brandon Allen, Alex Garnett (apologies to those not mentioned!), and with the award-winning Oxford Pro Musica Singers.
accompanying TV personalities including Annaliza Ching of X-factor fame and Patsy Palmer (Bianca) of BBC's Eastenders
a (dangerous?!) jazz piano/vocal residency at the Russian Roulette restaurant, and (slightly more refined) at Cliveden House (the choice of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for her pre-wedding stay!)
premiering a Richard Rodney Bennett work as pianist of the New Music Ensemble
conducting a massed 50+ orchestra/choir on tour, including performing at Notre Dame Cathedral, and Tchaikovsky ballet excerpts with student ballerinas
MDing award-winning bands (RGS Big Band and Aylesbury Music Centre Dance Band), and musicals (Oliver! and We Will Rock You)
performing in shows including Joseph, Godspell, Robin Hood, West Side Story, Pirates of Penzance, Crazy For You (keyboards/piano), Midsummer Night's Dream, Bugsy (woodwind), Mack & Mabel (bass)
winning an organ scholarship, an award for composition, and getting published
recording at Roundhouse studios
performing/conducting on tours of Europe and the UK
tutoring on a NYJO workshop and jazz summer schools
composing original music for a documentary featuring Alvin Hall
examining for Edexcel A-level music exam board
20+ years experience as a music teacher/Director of Music in top-performing Bucks Grammar schools, plus consultancy on Jazz and Music Technology/Recording Studios
25+ years experience as organist/choirmaster
leading 100+ tutees through successful UCAS applications, and achieving a 100% A grade rate for an A Level Music class
seeing a former music student achieve a Grammy nomination
achieving 100% for improvisation in a Trinity Jazz exam!