PhD research



I will be investigating the role of improvisation in developing specialist pedagogy to support instrument learners with additional needs. 


I am currently refining my ideas and have recently come back from some dedicated reflection time to this hopefully progress will soon be evident!




District Musicians CIC

Arts Council England project evaluation

My work with District Musicians CIC concluded in July 2020 to enable me to pursue other research commitments.  Since April 2019, I worked alongside my fellow Musicians in Healthcare, Sophie Fishwick and Nick Davis to deliver accessible music interventions for older people in a secure dementia assessment unit.  Sophie and Nick continue to deliver sessions in Derbyshire.


recent CPD 


Apr 2020

Drake Music Webinar: Getting the best out of iPads for music


Mar 2020

Chiltern Music Therapy: Making Therapy Digital


Snape Maltings, Suffolk: MOT for Musicians working in challenging circumstances


Feb 2020

Drake Music Webinar: Career Development for Music Leaders


Dec 2019
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Conference


Nov 2019
Guitar Workshop & Playday



ISM: The Incorporated Society of Musicians
BAMT: British Association for Music Therapy

SEMPRE: Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research

NAMIH: The National Alliance of Musicians in Healthcare



2006: The Open University BSc Mus (Open)
2013: The Open University MA Mus (Open)

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