I specialise in jazz, funk, soul & hip-hop and have performed extensively at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe with gigs in Croatia, Malta, Bulgaria, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Austria, Andorra & Sri Lanka. I have an undergraduate music degree from The University of Edinburgh and completed the Master of Music course at The Royal Northern College of Music.
Here are some of the projects I am currently working with:
I've been teaching piano for over eight years with students ranging from complete beginners to more advanced. I specialise in jazz, improvisation & music theory and have a fully up-to-date DBS certificate. More info about online piano lessons can be found here.
I have also been involved in a number of community projects both at home and abroad. In 2009, I volunteered on a music project in Bosnia for young people suffering from war trauma and the following year led music workshops for adults with learning difficulties at an activity camp in Serbia. More recently, in association with the World Appreciation of Music Foundation, I spent two months teaching at the Centre for Development of Music Studies in Kerala, India, where I gave workshops on jazz and piano performance and assisted in the setting-up of a new music college. In addition, I have led workshops on jazz, improvisation, and composition at Altrincham Grammar School and for the Z-arts charity in Manchester.
If you are interested in booking me for any workshops or music groups, get in touch here.
I currently teach online using Zoom.
For online piano lessons, you will need the following:
A good quality piano
This can be digital or acoustic. If you are buying an electronic keyboard, make sure you get one with weighted keys!
A laptop or iPad with camera
You will need to sign up for a free Zoom account and download it onto your chosen device. Make sure it is fully charged before the lesson starts!
A stable internet connection
This is very important to ensure we have good quality audio and video throughout the lesson.
If you would like to arrange a consultation lesson, get in touch here.
I’ve got a professional home set up for remote recording and have done studio sessions for many different producers, bands and solo artists. In addition, I am able to put together backing tracks, transcriptions and have a lot of experience with arranging music for a variety of ensembles. Here are some tracks I have worked on recently:
Here is a list of the gear I am currently using:
Nord Electro 5D
If you would like to book me for any session work, please get in touch here.
I run Smack The Lemon, a live events production and promotion company that brings together audiences and artists from across the creative sphere and gives them the opportunity to be part of something different. Unique, innovative events for arts-lovers everywhere.