Music is essential in my life, as it is to many people. Through my studies and research I have expanded my playing and listening way beyond the Western traditional classical repertoire.
I graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London,, with a First Class Honors degree and subsequently a Masters degree in Music.
As a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) I have full liability insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
My musical interests are eclectic. They range from opera, classical and jazz, through to film music and experimental music. I'm an active member of the Light Music Society.
When I'm not teaching music I'm either talking about it, reading about it or listening to it. I give talks to local social clubs and groups on British Light Music. I also collect old 78rpm records of British Dance Bands in the 1930s and 40s.