I am primarily a pianist. Brought up on the south coast of England, I have played the piano from the age of 3 and completed all ABRSM classical and jazz grades. Graduating with my music degree from Goldsmiths University, I now specialise as a pianist and theorist in classical and contemporary studies. For 5 years I taught piano, music theory and singing at East London Piano music school in Hackney. I have given young pupils their first ever lesson and also worked with adult intermediate/advanced pianists to improve on their technique or take higher level exams. I have performed in various function bands as a pianist, singer and bass guitarist and during college I was constantly in demand for local recording sessions. In London my performing career continues as a pianist, singer and bass player in jazz and popular music scenes.
Through my study of the piano at Goldsmiths I was taught by international concert pianists Coady Green and Danny Driver. I have attended Master Classes with Stephen Kovacevich and performed in Master Classes by Julian Jacobson, Peter Bithell, Philip Fowke and Andrew Zolinsky. I have participated in Alexander Technique workshops and performed in many ensembles at Goldsmiths of which works include ‘Out of Zaleski's Gazebo’ by Gavin Bryars and ‘Sciosophy’ by Graham Fitkin for eights hands on two pianos. This ensemble later developed into a 6 piano ensemble coached by Piano Circus’s senior member Paul Cassidy playing repertoire such as Steve Reich’s 6 Pianos, Totti, Terri Riley's Keyboard Study No. 2. and other contemporary minimalist works. I was also the director for the Goldsmiths Big Band which played a large range of jazz classics and more modern jazz fusion works, performing in venues such as the Rivoli Ballroom in London.
As a singer I have performed in choirs since I was 5, starting formal training at 11 and completing all ABRSM grades by 17. In my teenage years I often sung with bands at local festivals and other professional gigs. At College I took on first musical role, performing as 'Harry' in Stephen Sondheim's 'Company'. At Goldsmiths I continued formal vocal training and performed in my first opera playing the role of 'Theseus' in 'Midsummer Night's Dream' by Benjamin Britten.