Tutor Biography (about me!)

Playing guitar since the age of five & for 35+ years I have been taught by famous and influential names such as John Parish (PJ Harvey), Dan Kellerher (from the 101’ers; precursor to The Clash), Chris Moores (Casino), and Jerry Crozier-Cole (Acclaimed Session Player).

Teaching now full-time for fifteen years, both in a school environment and privately, I have been equipped with thorough teacher training: Music Service continued professional development, alongside an MMus in Sound Production (Bath Spa University), Level 5 Dip. in Education and Training and a distinction at grade 8 classical guitar. My tuition provision can prepare students for all grade levels in Trinity-Guildhall examination;  Rock & Pop, Classical or Rock School, with an high success rate.

As a successful live artist and session musician, I have been performing in bands for over 20 years, touring the UK and Europe – I have played at many famous venues and festivals including the Radio 1 awards (best new artist and producer award – TC), Brixton Academy, Global Gathering, Glastonbury Festival, and have recorded at the world-famous Maida Vale studios.

As an accomplished composer, music producer and sound engineer, I have over 20 years studio experience, and am now a Music Production lecturer at dBs, Bristol. Professionally I have composed for award winning shows, and produced soundtracks for corporate advertising and BBC documentaries (signed to a BBC publisher).  Also I write and perform with live electronic band: Playhead.

Performing with TC & Jakes live at ministry of sound

Headlining O2 Academy Bristol, ‘Random Concept’

Live at Radio 1 awards