Member of Salisbury Area Music Co-operative. I am a specialist Brass teacher with over 20 years experience teaching Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Cornet, Tenor Horn, Baritone, Euphonium and Tuba.
I started playing the trumpet at the age of 9 with lessons from the music service in Somerset. I went on to study with Paul Denegri and later Roger Webster at Leeds University. Whilst on the music course there, I took up conducting with lessons from Eno Koço and also directed the University music society’s Sinfonia for two years.
During my time working for Wiltshire Music Service, I taught pupils of all abilities from Beginner to Grade 8 and beyond, from both primary and secondary schools across the south of the county. I am experienced in teaching jazz and classical styles and also in delivering First Access whole class projects with brass and recorder.
I have performed with orchestras, jazz ensembles, shows and wind bands both as a player and a conductor and I am currently the director of the SAYM Intermediate Wind Band.
What I / we help young people achieve
To pass on my love of music to a new generation of brass players and musicians.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To play, perform music with others
- To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
- To work with and support other young musicians
Also Works With
Salisbury Area Music Co-operative
- Term Time
- After School
Working with special needs
I have worked with children with Asperger’s, Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia.
- Music Theory
- Musical Director / Conductor
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
Musical Clusters Covered
- Salisbury / Wilton
- Mere & Tisbury