Credentials/Background

Qualifications and Studies

  • MFA Jazz Performance, State University New York (Purchase)
  • BSc. (Hons.) Philosophy and Psychology, City University, London, UK
  • Guildhall School of Music and Royal School of Music Exams, UK (Distinction) Plectrum Guitar, Violoncello and Bass.
  • Royal School of Church Music Chorister Exams, UK (Distinction)
  • Guitar and Jazz Studies: Andy Watson, Barney Kessel, George Adie, Esmond Selwyn, Howard Roberts, Jack Wilkins, Joe Monk, John Mizzarolli, Steve Kahn, and Vic Juris.
  • Bass Studies: Derek Sewell and Tony Muschamp.
  • Arranging, Harmony and Theory Studies: Dick Grove and Tony Douglas

Experience

Educator/Clinician - Universities, Colleges, Workshops and Privately. Adjunct University faculty. Registered instructor Gordon Institute of Music Learning, the Rock School and Registry of Guitar/Bass Tutors. Specialist in Jazz Studies, Improvisation, Sight Reading, Ear, Theory, Harmony & Technique. Style Studies: Jazz (All Styles), Rock, Pop, R&B, Funk, Motown, Folk, African, Latin & Caribbean Music. Preparation for music exams, graduate schools, music competitions:

  • New York State School Music Association (USA)
  • Associated Board Of The Royal Schools Of Music (UK/Worldwide)
  • Rock School (UK/Worldwide)
  • Guildhall School Of Music (UK/Worldwide)
  • Trinity College Of Music/ Rock School Exams (UK/Worldwide)
  • London College Of Music/Registry Of Guitar and Bass Tutors (USA/UK).