An experienced Music Teacher and Workshop Leader interested in any opportunities to utilise my skills with Music Education Projects, provide instrumental tuition or collaborate on music-based schemes needing facilitation. My principal occupation outside of music for more than 10 years has been working in the area of social services including management positions with Connexions and Crisis and this has provided me with a wealth of experience that transfers to my music work.
I play keyboards, percussion and accordion principally. I gig and record regularly and have performed at many events and venues from Ronnie Scotts to Glastonbury to Wembley Stadium. I compose music for Television and Film and have had international success in this area having written for campaigns by Saatchi & Saatchi amongst others (show-reel available on this website). I work with band The Future Shape of Sound, our new album – Shakedown Gospel – out on vinyl, CD and download. I’m able to provide a wide range of music for events. I play accordion for my project Barney’s Barn Dance.
Music Teacher and Workshop Leader
I have taught music for 25 years. I have run music workshops in schools and community centres around the country, specialising in composition, band work and performance. I teach piano and percussion privately. I have a wealth of experience specialising in work with vulnerable groups of people having worked with those with mental health issues, learning difficulties, substance-misuse, ex-offenders, homeless, the elderly and long-term unemployed.
• Piano and Drum-Kit Teacher giving Private Lessons to individuals locally.
• Current – Music and ICT Teacher – Betty Layward Primary School.
Sessional Music Teacher – Workshop Leader/Peripatetic Tutor in Music.
PGCSOI – Roehampton University
Degree Bachelor of Arts – Music
Grade 8 Piano (ABRSM),
Grade 8 Percussion (Trinity)
I have a current enhanced CRB Disclosure Certificate. As a member of the Musician’s Union I have full Public Liability Insurance. I am a qualified first-aider. I have a full clean driving licence and am a Midas Qualified Driver.
- Full PA for live work for up to 500 guests
- Mobile Location Recording Equipment (16 track digital and MacBook Pro)
- Digital Weighted Portable Keyboard Workstation
- Drum Kit (acoustic and electronic)
- Full Percussion Rig (Congas, Bongos, African Drums, small percussion)
- Delivery to any venue
- Full Public Liability Insurance
References on Request