Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk, Gloucestershire.
School Teacher 1977-1993. Independent Schools, Comprehensive, Peripatetic. Class/Instrumental. Composer. 1967. First public performance; Kyson Point Suite, Ipswich Town Hall, 1971. Full-time composer 1993-present.
Trombonist, pianist and choral conductor/trainer.
Colchester Institute (formerly N.E.Essex Technical College) 1971-76.
Keswick Hall College of Education, Norwich, 1976-77.
Goldsmith's College London and Nottingham University both part-time, at various times.
Studied composition principally with Richard Arnell and later with Stanley Glasser, Alan Bullard & Nicholas Sackman.
MA music, BAhons music, FTCL, LTCL, LGSM, PGCE.
Largely tonal with atonal flavourings. Accessible both musically and technically.
Finalist: The Oare String Orchestra International Composers Competition 2004, with Capriccio Burlesque.
". was recognised by the judges as a work of quality '...One of the most accomplished scores in terms of sheer preponderance of good writing.'" David Matthews (John McCabe.)