BSc Open (Mus), MA Mus, MISM
intuitive musical adventures
I'm a classically trained guitarist with a background in performance. My primary instrument is the classical guitar, though I'm increasingly called upon as a multi-instrumentalist to work with contemporary guitar styles, bass, piano, strings, harp, percussion, woodwind, brass and voice.
I have enjoyed a successful performing career having worked as a concert classical guitar soloist and as a session artist playing the electric guitar for live tours and commercial recording work throughout Europe. I still perform from time to time, mainly as a classical guitarist for ceremonies, functions and charity events.
I have eighteen years experience as a peripatetic instrumental tutor both privately and in schools and have worked with students with special educational needs throughout my career. My educational offering is now tailored solely for those with additional requirements and I am currently pursuing a diploma in educational psychology to support this work further. You can find out more about tuition here.
I am increasingly interested in the therapeutic use of music and have been involved in training with Opus Music CIC to work as a Musician in Healthcare. You can find out more about my current healthcare work With District Musicians CIC here.
I graduated from The Open University with a Bachelor's degree in 2006, Master's in 2013 and am looking forward to embarking on PhD research in the near future. I continue to evolve as a musician and practitioner and have an unsiatiable appetite for CPD.
I work on a freelance basis throughout the Midlands and throughout Europe by request. I am fully qualified, insured and have enhanced DBS clearance.